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Microlighting in Hampshire

Popham Airfield, near Basingstoke

  • Microlight lessons from Popham Airfield
  • Choose a 30, 45 or 60-minute flight
  • Flying in flex-wing microlights
  • Stunning scenery as you fly!

What's Included

  • Introductory lesson in a flex wing microlight
  • Ground briefing and explanation of the aircraft
  • Learn how the controls influence the flight of the aircraft
  • Opportunity to take the controls and fly the microlight for part of the flight
  • Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coastline
  • Choose from a 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson

What Can I Expect

Book your flights in microlights over Hampshire, operating out of the lovely Popham Airfield. We are offering 30, 45 and 60-minute flights in flex-wing microlights, which give you that ‘open to the elements' flying feel!

These microlight experiences boast scenic flight paths. From flying over Winchester, down to the coast and back up over the North Wessex Downs, there's lots to see from the air around this delightful part of Hampshire.

The amazing scenery and optimal flying conditions are also what attracted Chief Flying Instructor Ian MacAdam to operate his microlight school out of Popham. Ian has been flying hang gliders and microlights since 1987 and has flown all around the world, before settling in Hampshire.

Since 2007, Ian has been a main agent for leading flex-wing microlight manufacturer P&M. You'll take your lesson in one of the school's GT450 or PulsR microlights. The PulsR is a composite semi-enclosed microlight for extra comfort. The GT450, on the other hand, is completely open-cockpit, so it's flight suit and headset on for your ‘like a bird' flight!

All experiences are treated as actual lessons, so you'll follow the NPPL(M) syllabus, which is the official microlight pilot's training programme. That means you'll learn how these machines fly, how the controls work and have a go at flying yourself.

With a full range of flight durations, it's also good to know Hampshire's Popham airfield, with its two grass runways, is open all year round. Blue skies and coastlines in summer and silky smooth air with low winds in autumn and winter - that's the beauty of flights in microlights in Hampshire! Book your flight slot now.


• Selected weekdays and weekends from March - November
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Popham Airfield, Hampshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 10
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight of 110kg
• Good, general level of fitness is required


• Spectators are most welcome to go along to the airfield to watch the take off and landing
• O n-site cafe with garden and play area overlooking the runway

Anything Else

• Flight times are 'chock to chock' so include taxi time
• DVDs and/or images of your flight are available to purchase on the day


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 3
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Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 3 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Brian Evans
5 Months ago
Great experience. Ian MacAdam was very good telling me what to expect etc. Very safety aware. I can...
Rating: 5 stars
Dave Kirby
My flight in the Microlight from Lee on Solent was brilliant, the arrangements were all good and th...
Rating: 5 stars
Barry Matthews
Fantastic flight around the Isle of White with beautiful views of the solent. Amazing weather with ...