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Microlighting in Northumbria

Athey Moor Airfield, Northumbria

  • Flex wing microlights at Atheys Moor Airfield
  • Try the controls or just sightsee as you fly
  • All itineraries & lessons are tailored to you
  • 30/60 mins flights, or a 3hr landaway adventure

What's Included

  • Enjoy a flex-wing microlight experience
  • Introduction to the qualified instructor and microlight
  • Full safety briefing and route planning
  • Safety helmet and thermal suit provided
30 Minute Flight
  • Scenic tour of your choice of the surrounding area
  • A popular route takes you over Warkworth Castle, along the beach to Alnmouth and over Alnwick Castle & Gardens, returning via Brizlee Tower
60 Minute Flight
  • Scenic tour of your choice
  • A popular route flies North along the Northumbrian coastline, past Warkworth Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, up to
  • Bamburgh Castle and back to Atheys Moor via Alnwick Castle & Gardens
The Big Adventure
  • Approximately three hours of flight
  • Take off from Atheys Moor on a cross country flight to another airfield and back!
  • Tea and cakes or a small picnic at the other airfield are included

Prefer an enclosed cockpit for your flight? We've also got flying lessons in light sports aircraft from Atheys Moor airfield .

What Can I Expect

Experience the wonders of microlighting in Northumbria! Fly from this friendly airfield north of Newcastle and get a taste for flying in a flex-wing microlight.

You're spoilt for choice with 30-minute, 60-minute and the special ‘Big Adventure' three-hour flights available. You will be getting airborne over Northumbria in a flex-wing, which means the cockpit is completely open to the elements. You'll be treated to spectacular views - Beadnel Bay from the air has to be seen to be believed!

Indeed, you don't have to be in the air very long around these parts before you're looking down on some of the key Northumbrian tourist sights, with coast, country and plenty of castles all within your flying range.

Warkworth Castle and Alnwick Gardens could be in your sights on your 30 minute trial flight. The 60-minute experience could see you heading to Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castles via the coast. One thing is for sure, these Northumbrian itineraries certainly show off the best of the county!

The ultimate microlighting experience in Northumbria has been dubbed the 'Big Adventure'. You'll fly from Athey's Moor to another airfield, have a very civilised stop for tea and cakes, then fly back to base. The whole expedition gives you around three hours of flight time and, of course, you double up on the take offs and landings, which are, for many, a highlight!

So if you or someone you love would like the incredible chance to soar through the Geordie skies, then try your hand at microlighting in Northumbria. This whirlwind combination of piloting and panoramic views is not to be missed. You'll be rewarded with some breathtaking vistas of the North East from the prime spot in the flex-wing microlight.


  • Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
  • Flight are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Athey's Moor Airfield, Longframlington Northumberland

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • Under 18's must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone (100kgs)
  • Maximum height 6ft 2ins
  • Comfortable warm clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn


  • Spectators are more than welcome to watch the take off and landing at the airfield


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 4
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Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 4 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely brilliant experience from the guys at Atheys, highly recommend you have a go at this th...
Rating: 5 stars
Marie Johnson
Had a brilliant experience. View over the northumbrian coastline was spectacular. Pilot very knowle...
Rating: 5 stars
Dr. T. Scaife
It did exactly what I hoped for.
Rating: 5 stars
This was a real treat a fantastic experience. Would do it again