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Flying at Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Airport in Kent
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    • Fly out of famous Biggin Hill Airport
    • Training school established in 1947
    • See London and Kent from the air
    • Biggin Hill - the home of IntotheBlue
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

You'll be surrounded by aviation history on these Biggin Hill flying lessons! This long-established club at Kent's Biggin Hill Airport has been flying since 1947 and is by far the oldest school on site to offer lessons to budding pilots. 

Biggin Hill is one of the most renowned airports in the world for learning to fly and, of course, boasts a proud heritage as the front line Battle of Britain RAF station during the Second World War. Known these days for being an active commercial airfield at the gateway to London (being just 12 miles south of the capital), Biggin, on a hill looking over the Kentish Downs, is a superb choice for anyone who wants lessons in the art of flying.

The school we use has been passed from father to son and the atmosphere is very much one of professionalism with a friendly face. There are three resident flying instructors available for lessons and one CAA examiner who work full time here at their Biggin Hill base, with the operations desk open all day every day for booking flights and lessons.

So what can you expect when you take a flying lesson at Biggin Hill? The first thing you'll notice is just how massively long the tarmac runway is! This is because Biggin is capable of welcoming larger commercial airliners and indeed, with a lot of corporate and business jet traffic, just taxiing to the runway holding point is sight to behold for aviation fans as you pass all the resident and visiting planes lined up.

Once your instructor has taken care of the take off and usually about 10 minutes into the flight the lesson proper can begin. And this isn't just a 'have a go' session at Biggin Hill, you will be following exercise number three in the pilot syllabus, which is a lesson in flying 'straight and level'.  This is the highlight of the flight and as even seasoned flying veterans will tell you, you never forget the first time you 'took control'.

With a wealth of local knowledge and experience, you can also be sure of a warm welcome from the friendly team for these Biggin Hill flying lessons. Whether you just want a taster of what's like to get airborne at this airport that's steeped in history, or are making your first flying steps towards going for the licence, lessons at this Biggin Hill school are fun, informative and with great views on London thrown in too!

As with all flight operators, our Biggin Hill flying lessons are subject to height and weight restrictions. For two seater aircraft it’s 14 stone and 6ft 1” and in four seater aircraft the limits are 16 stone and 6ft 3”.

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Flying at Biggin Hill
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Review posted 2 months ago
Experience was very good,
I had the 30 minute flying lesson up at Biggin Hill Airport.

Was able to take controls for most of the flight and found the insutrctor to be very friendly and welcoming.

Only points I have to make are that the slot I was given was running late, despite pre arranging a time to attend the flight school, I was kept waiting nearly 1 hour 30 mins for my lesson because the flight school (EFG) were over running. I had been called by the instructor earlier in the day to go check if I wanted to go ahead due to supposduly windy conditions, of which were actually fine. Despite me confirming the time slot, the lesson was still late. It's my guessing the flight school knew they would not be able to handle all of the days lessons and gift experiences, hence the call stressing that the weather was bumpy In the hopes I'd cancel. This was not the case, as an Aviation professional working closely with Airports and airlines, I was quite surprised to be told the weather was very windy when it wasn't! When I arrived at the airport I was subsequently kept waiting a while. The staff at EFG didn't seem to know what was going on and which instructor had been assigned to my lesson.

Overall I would recommend this experience, but would stress the need for EFG to run the operations side of things in relation to the into the blue experiences a lot better than they did on the day of my flight!

A big thanks to my instructor for making my flight so enjoyable!

Best
Regards

Alexander Wade

alexanderwade@sky.com
Yes, I recommend this product.

Hi Alexander, I'm sorry to hear there was a delay on your flight but we're glad to hear it was worth the wait and that you enjoyed your lesson.
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Flying at Biggin Hill
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Review posted 2 months ago
My I hour introductory flying lesson was very enjoyable and informative. I flew the plane for about 40 mins, although the instructor handled take off and landing (for obvious reasons). Well worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Flying at Biggin Hill
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Review posted 4 months ago
Excellent day a real experience. Our pilot was brilliant.
No, I do not recommend this product.

Flying at Biggin Hill
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Review posted 5 months ago
I was given a 1 hour lesson as a gift. Really nervous and didn't know how much I would want/be able to take control but my instructor, John, was great and really put me at ease so I actually took control as soon as I could and didnt want to give it back! Great experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Flying at Biggin Hill
5.0
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Review posted 5 months ago
Very good service provider and excellent experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

Trial Lessons
• After a welcome and introduction your instructor will talk you through the pre-flight checks
• Once airborne you will have the chance to take the controls and fly the aircraft, either a 2 seater Cessna 152 or 4 seater PA28
• All flight durations are from 'brakes on to brakes off'
• After your flight you will be presented with a First Flight Certificate Pilot

Starter Packs
• A series of three or five 1 hour flying lessons in a Cessna 152
• A pilots log book and aircraft inspection checklist
• All lessons start with a classroom briefing with your pilot in addition to the flying time
• Each of the lessons will be logged and will count towards the total hours needed should you wish continue studying for your Private Pilots Licence

• More amazing flying lessons are available.

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When is it available?

• Experiences are available weekdays and weekends throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and availability
• Although time slots are allocated please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may potentially cause delay to your scheduled time. Whilst every effort will be made to help keep you on time we ask for a degree of latitude owing to the nature of flying, air traffic delays and weather considerations

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Where can I do this experience?

• This long running flying school is located in Biggin Hill, Kent with easy access from the M25. Your flight will offer stunning views across London and Kent.

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age of 14 years old.
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Photographic ID will be required on the day
• The flying school will apply a surcharge to any two seater customers that exceed the specified weight restriction on the day

Two Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 14 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 1 ins

Four Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants in flight with plenty of great photo opportunities
• Participants of the four seater experiences are allowed to bring an interested observer (min age 14) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat (at the discretion of the flight instructor and subject to weather conditions)

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Anything else I need to know?

Trial Lessons
• Multiple trial lesson purchases cannot be combined for PPL qualifications, however, additional hours may be purchased direct from the supplier

Pilot Starter Packs
• If you wish to achieve a private pilots licence you'll need to complete at least 45 hours of flight training and complete theory exams, the flying school will be able to advise you on the additional costs involved

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