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Flying Lessons Staffordshire

Tatenhill Airfield, Burton-upon-Trent

  • Trial flights from Tatenhill Airfield near Burton
  • Base for maintenance, training & avionics companies
  • Highly experienced team of instructor pilots
  • Excellent flight line views for friends and family

What's Included

  • A pre-flight briefing and introduction to the aircraft
  • The chance to take the controls
  • Flight times are chock to chock including take off and landing time
  • Experiences can count towards gaining a Pilots Licence
  • Participants will be presented with a first flight certificate

What Can I Expect

These introductory flying packages all operate out of the busy little Tatenhill airfield in Staffordshire, close to Burton upon Trent and offering easy access from all over the Midlands. The centre at Tatenhill started out back in 1987 as a CAA approved light aircraft maintenance provider, before expanding to include a flying school, avionics design and installation.

Now with six fully qualified and highly experienced pilot instructors on board and a fleet of aircraft ready to be flown, these 30 and 60 minute flights can be taken in either a Cessna 152 with two seats, or a Piper Archer with four seats, as you head over the countryside of Stafford and Stoke.

All experiences flying out of Tatenhill include a pre-flight briefing, being shown around the plane and the controls and, once taken off and flying, you will get the opportunity to take the controls and fly the aircraft straight and level. This means you actually get to tackle one the essential elements of flying on these introductory lessons, so if you do decide to carry on, the time spent on this experience counts towards your Private Pilots Licence. More hands-on flying lessons are available at other airfields and aero clubs around the country.


  • Experiences run on both weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • Lessons are weather permitting


  • This flying school is located at Tatenhill Airfield in Burton-upon-Trent
  • The airfield is convenient for midland customers serving Burton, Derby, Lichfield, Stoke, Stafford and Birmingham

Suitable For

  • There is a minimum age of 8
  • Minimum height is 4'6'', maximum is 6'6''
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 14 stone for the 2 seater and 16 stone for 4 seater aircraft


  • Spectators are very welcome to attend
  • There is a clubhouse serving tea and coffee
  • Cameras are welcome to capture the participants first aviation experience from the viewing areas overlooking the runway
  • 4 seater flights usually allow 1 or 2 passengers to enjoy the lesson from the rear seats, subject to weight and height restrictions


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 16
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  based on 16 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely AMAZING! From booking to end, the reception staff were lovely, my son flew the whole ses...
Rating: 5 stars
John Kenny
Purchased the experience for our son for his GCSE results. He has an ambition to be a pilot and at ...
Rating: 5 stars
Lisa Totton
Excellent experience. I bought a hours flying lesson for my sons 16th birthday. He loved it.
Rating: 5 stars
Graham kemsley
I had a great time I would recommend it to anyone next time I would go up for a hour flight the ins...
Rating: 5 stars
Carol Middleton
I cannot praise the team at the airfield enough for providing a superb 60 minute flying experience!...
Rating: 5 stars
Ian Lyon
Excellent experience with professional tuition.
Rating: 5 stars
Stephen Maskrey
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience from arrival at Tatenhill Airfield. The staff were so friendly an...
Rating: 5 stars
Martin Lile
A superb experience that was more than I expected and made my year.
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Ingles
Awesome, if only too short and over too quickly!
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful experience
Rating: 5 stars
Matt Savage
I had a brilliant time! John was a great instructor and I will be back sometime in the future for a...
Rating: 5 stars
Neil Booth
Excellent experience.Flew over own property.Really enjoyed the flight - great tuition.
Rating: 5 stars
Peter W Smith
First class experience from start to finish! Friendly booking in at the airfield, great instructor ...
Rating: 5 stars
Helen edge
Easy to book. Had an experienced instructor. Really enjoyed the flight and intend to repeat the exp...
Rating: 5 stars
Neil Gerrard
Best gift that I could have ever had from my children for my 50th birthday !!!
Rating: 5 stars
Customer Review from Feefo,
Service rating - excellent: arrived in super quick time and lots of choices