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Microlighting Somerset

Westonzoyland Airfield
REF: MICSM3

• Microlighting at Westonzoyland Airfield in Somerset
• Fly with chief flying instructor Andy Buchan
• Variety of flight durations to choose from
• See coast, National Parks & historical landmarks
 


What's Included

  • Flex wing microlight experience
  • 30, 45 and 60 minute flights are available
  • Welcome. introduction and safety briefing
  • Enjoy amazing views of the coast, historical landmarks and National Parks
  • Opportunity to take the controls and fly the microlight for part of the flight

What Can I Expect

Go flexwing microlighting Somerset style, with coast, countryside, national parks and famous landmarks everywhere you look! Westonzoyland Airfield is your departure point for these microlighting flights over Somerset - and it's a fascinating place in the heart of a picturesque county.

Having opened in the early 1920s, Westonzoyland is one of the country's oldest airfields. It has served as both RAF and USAAF air bases, when the skies around the airfield were filled with the sound of Spitfires, Hurricanes and Harvards during the Second World War. Since closing in 1968, the airfield has been returned to agricultural use and main runway has been turned back into the main road through the area…but in amongst all that, there's still a very active microlighting presence!

You'll be getting airborne in Somerset with microlight man Andy Buchan. He loves his light aviation and has been flying longer than he'd care to admit. He's massively qualified too, as he is a BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association) chief flying instructor, examiner, senior inspector and check pilot, so his enthusiasm for microlighting in the skies of Somerset is bound to rub off.

And no-one can deny that in Somerset, microlights are the ideal mode of transport as there's so much good stuff to look down on from the air. One possibility is passing over Glastonbury and its famous tor. Then there are the likes of Bridgewater Bay, the Bristol Channel, the Mendip Hills and Quantock Hills, all in the close vicinity of Westonzoyland. On the 60 minute microlight flights, you can get as far as the lovely Somerset coast or Exmoor National Park.

As well as time to witness all the sights, you'll be invited to 'have a go' at the controls of the aircraft. It's a pretty amazing feeling the moment you realise it's you who is actually flying the microlight. And with Andy being an excellent teacher, if you're up for it, you'll learn a lot whilst you're airborne.

With the chance to master a bit of straight and level flying and maybe even a bit more, microlighting in Somerset certainly is great aerial fun in stunning setting.

Availability

  • Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year (with some limited availability during the winter), subject to availability
  • Bookings can be made up to 2 weeks in advance
  • All flights are weather dependent but don't worry if your flight is cancelled you can rebook for a convenient time
  • You must call the provider at 8.15am on the morning of your flight to check that you flight is going ahead
  • If you are travelling more than an hour to the venue please bare in mind that flights may be cancelled at short notice

Location

  • Westonzoyland Airfield, Somerset

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • There is no maximum age limit but a flight in an open cockpit aircraft may not be suitable for an elderly person
  • Maximum weight 16 stone
  • Maximum height 6ft 2inches
  • The aircraft can be quite narrow so it may be restrictive for those with a wider build
  • A good, general level of fitness and health is required
  • You must be agile enough to climb into the cockpit
  • If you have any medical conditions please check this with your doctor as proof of a doctors note will be required to ensure that you can fly

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action
  • Sorry no dogs allowed

Anything Else

  • Flexi wing voucher digital images can be purchased on the day of your flight for an additional £25
  • The camera takes an image every five seconds which is downloaded to an SD card (£5 refunded when the SD card is returned)
  • Toilets and tea and coffee making facilities in the onsite clubhouse

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 24
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience

Reviews

  based on 24 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
David
4 Months ago
The pilot, Andy, is really helpful and amenable to the flight plan. During the flight he spent tim...
Rating: 5 stars
Ian Hutter
4 Months ago
Excellent
Rating: 5 stars
Stewart
Thoroughly enjoyable experience flying over areas I knew I was able to pick out my own house and su...
Rating: 5 stars
Ron Dyson
8 Months ago
Many thanks again for an excellent flying experience on Monday – I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was...
Rating: 5 stars
Justin Cozens
Professional , informative & delightful. Great views over Somerset countryside & coastline.
Rating: 5 stars
Justin Cozens
Professional , well organised , very enjoyable. Andy is clearly a knowledgable , experienced pilot ...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Fennings
The flight with Andy was excellent. Beautiful landscape with an insightful and experienced pilot. ...
Rating: 5 stars
John Horn
The flight was excellent, as was Andy. Highly professional, personable and entertaining. Highly rec...
Rating: 5 stars
keith aubrey corlett
A super experience that exceeded my expectations with a friendly professional pilot. Great weather...
Rating: 5 stars
Darren Evans
I had left it I tilt he last minute to redeem my voucher, but Andy could not have been more welcomi...
Rating: 5 stars
Darren Evans
Andy was very good with his communication once I started the booking process. Given the time of yea...
Rating: 5 stars
Helan Gidley
Great experience really enjoyed it. Andy was a very professional and reassuring host. Highly recom...
Rating: 5 stars
Lea
My husband bought this for my 70th Birthday this month and it was fantastic. I highly recommend An...
Rating: 5 stars
Jan Baker
Excellent informative and enjoyable
Rating: 5 stars
David Chetwynd
A very professional and thoroughly enjoyable experience. A modern and safe take on "back to basics"...
Rating: 5 stars
Lee Read
had a great experience with Andy, very professional and felf safe. would recomend everyone give it...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris
Absolutely fantastic! Andy was amazing the whole thing was an experience of a lifetime. I couldn...
Rating: 5 stars
Mike B
What a great experience this was! Andy was a terrific host who explained everything simply and cle...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard
Andy was an excellent host and an experienced pilot, he fully explained the crafts flight controls ...
Rating: 5 stars
Finlay
This was a fantastic experience and being open to the elements really heightened the fun. I flew ou...
Rating: 5 stars
Sue
The whole process of purchasing the vouchers in the presentation box was simple. They made a great ...
Rating: 5 stars
Christopher Wheeler
It was a great experience and exactly as I thought it would be. Andy was the pilot and he was just...
Rating: 5 stars
Geoff Davies
A fantastic experience which is a must to try. Well organised by the instructor Andy Buchan who spa...
Rating: 5 stars
Julie May
Andy was great