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Flying Lessons Cranfield

Cranfield Aerodrome, Bedfordshire
Rated Based On 2 Reviews
    • Based out of Cranfield Aerodrome in Bedfordshire
    • Cranfield-synonymous with pilot training
    • Take off on long, wide tarmac runways
    • Select a two or four seater experience
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What can I expect on the day

If there's one name that's synonymous with flight training and flying lessons it's Cranfield. Home to the university with a world-renowned reputation for being at the forefront of all things aeronautics, this busy little corner of Bedfordshire is a great place to take your first lessons in flying.

Our Cranfield-based flying school is long-established and makes the most of the excellent facilities on the airfield - namely air traffic control for aerodrome and approach control seven days a week and night flying facilities too.

In fact, Cranfield is known as aviation's 'best kept secret'. Many are aware of the airfield's background in flying, having opened as a strategic RAF airbase in 1935, playing a major role in WW2 and then pivotal in flying education and training ever since, but few of us know that it is fast becoming a preferred airport for business jets and general aviation traffic. This is because there are no slot restrictions, excellent apron services, efficient and fast customs and immigration procedures and even an exclusive airport lounge.

So now you know a little bit about the background of Cranfield and the flying school, what will your lesson involve? Well, the emphasis is very much on fun and giving all budding pilots an insight into what the bustling world of general aviation is like here at Cranfield. You will be flying in either a two or four seater training plane for your lessons and the first thing you'll realise is that you feel really quite small in your little plane compared to the business jets as you taxi along one of the two two asphalt runways here, both of which are over 1500m long and very wide.

Your experience at Cranfield in a private plane will be a real eye-opener. Listen to the pre-flight checks and communications with the control tower and then observe the take off from your privileged seat up front in the cockpit next to the pilot. As soon as you've achieved straight and level flight your lesson begins proper and it's your turn to actually fly the thing!

Thrilling, entertaining and quite frankly so much more involving than being an airline passenger, these flying lessons at Cranfield are a brilliant way to get airborne. We've got a whole host of flight durations on offer and if you fancy sharing your air time experience, go for the four seater options, as this Cranfield flying school will let you invite someone to fly as your 'backseat buddy'. So go on, treat a plane-mad loved one you know to a lesson!

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2 reviews, 5/5 average rating.
Flying Lessons Cranfield
Review posted about 2 years ago
Very friendly and helpful.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Flying Lessons Cranfield
Review posted about 2 years ago
A super experience and one that I would recommend to anyone who fancies seeing flying from the pilot's perspective. All the people involved had great knowledge and were extremely friendly with nothing being too much trouble. In the air John was super allowing a modicum of control to be passed to me whilst very obviously keeping a very keen eye on how everything was proceeding. All in all......lovely. A downside? Well maybe the signage once in the Cranfield complex could be improved but that's it.
P.S. The Into The Blue telephone personnel were excellent too.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• A flying lesson in either a two seater or four seater aircraft
• Choose from 30 or 60 minute flight durations
• Lessons also include an introduction and pre-flight safety briefing
• A personalised flying lesson certificate

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When is it available?

• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year subject to availability and weather conditions

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Where can I do this experience?

• Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age is 14.  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Two forms of identity including photographic ID will be required on the day

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

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

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Friends and family are welcome to watch
• Spectators can take photos and videos of the take off and landing
• If booking a four seater experience an interested observer may fly with you at no additional cost, at the discretion of the pilot

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