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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


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 15
Recommend to Friend 14
5 months ago
Purchased the experience for our son for his GCSE results. He has an ambition to be a pilot and at the end of the day was smiling from ear to ear. Very well run and experience with some genuinely nice people involved in it all. Highly recommended.
John Kenny
6 months ago
Excellent experience. I bought a hours flying lesson for my sons 16th birthday. He loved it.
Lisa Totton
7 months ago
I had a great time I would recommend it to anyone next time I would go up for a hour flight the instructor was brilliant It gave me a buzz
Graham kemsley
8 months ago
I cannot praise the team at the airfield enough for providing a superb 60 minute flying experience! Everyone was brilliant, even when I had to change my planned date to attend a funeral. I had the biggest smile on my face before, during and after the flight. My instructor, Ryk, was very informative. As soon as he had taken off I was quickly taught how to steer the plane up, down, left and right and how to keep it level, which I was allowed to do throughout the rest of the flight (while Ryk continued to support the rest of the process!) In fact, I enjoyed the experience so much that I have decided to begin lessons with the intention of gaining a private pilot licence.
Carol Middleton
about 3 years ago
Excellent experience with professional tuition.
Ian Lyon
White Piper Archer staffordshire
Flying Lessons Staffordshire
30 Minute 2 Seater Flying Lesson
Total Price£99.00
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