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Microlighting Somerset

Westonzoyland Airfield   

• 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
• Pre flight safety briefing
• 30, 45 and 60 minute flights are available

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.


• Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year (with some limited availability during the winter)
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Westonzoyland Airfield, Somerset

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone
  • A good, general level of fitness is required
  • Should you have any concerns regarding suitability please check with your GP


• 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


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 12
Recommend to Friend 12
4 months ago
My husband bought this for my 70th Birthday this month and it was fantastic. I highly recommend Andy at the flying school and Into The Blue. I felt really safe and comfortable the whole time. I would recommend that everyone puts this on their Bucket List!
about 1 year ago
Excellent informative and enjoyable
Jan Baker
about 2 years ago
A very professional and thoroughly enjoyable experience. A modern and safe take on "back to basics" flying with an informative and competent pilot and a comfortable, reliable aircraft.
David Chetwynd
about 2 years ago
had a great experience with Andy, very professional and felf safe. would recomend everyone give it a go!
Lee Read
about 2 years ago
Andy was great
Julie May
somerset microlight westonzoyland
Microlighting Somerset
30 Minute Flight
Total Price£89.00
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