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Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex

Deanland Airfield, Lewes
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    • Fly from ex RAF base Deanland Airfield in Lewes
    • School uses Ikarus light aircraft-style microlights
    • Trial flights count towards pilot qualification
    • Airfield is north east of Brighton
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    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
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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

Fancy flying over Brighton? East Sussex is a glorious part of the country for a flight in an ultralight aircraft, with stunning coastline, rolling countryside and ancient woodlands all connected by a lovely patchwork of fields. Sounds rather idyllic doesn't it? Well, that's because it is.

Richard Foster was a fire fighter in a former life, but he fell in love with flying and now runs this flying school full time. Fanatical about flying, as he says himself, he loves nothing better than 'teaching nervous newbies the art of flying' and, as you might suspect, this teaching comes with a good dose of enthusiasm and humour too, quickly putting you at ease.

The base for Richard, his team and his microlights is Deanland Airfield, just North East of Brighton. Built as a temporary RAF Advanced Landing base in 1943, it was operational until 1944, which may sound like a very short career, but it was a very illustrious one. It is mooted that the very first aeroplane providing cover for the D-Day landings left from Deanland, heading over the Sussex coast and out over the English Channel.

Post-war the airfield was bought by a farmer, who used it privately for him and his aviator friends. In 1991 it was sold to two families who have owned and and run this discrete and charming little airfield not far from the coast ever since. Aimed purely at light aviation, it's the ideal base for microlighting as it's nice and quiet, so no hanging around waiting for a take off slot and the whole crew is really friendly.

As for the fleet of aircraft here in Sussex, they are all lightweight, modern, high-tech Ikarus aircraft which look like a standard aeroplane but are actually classed as microlights.

No matter which of the aircraft you'll be firing up for your flight, you're sure to have a fabulous time in East Sussex. It is a little bit nerve-wracking the first time you clamber into the compact cockpit, but once airborne, you can't help but be wowed by the views. And when you take control (they are very sensitive and light!) your light sport aircraft flight out of Brighton will be a proper first lesson.

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2 reviews, 5/5 average rating.
Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex
5.0
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Review posted 5 months ago
Absolutely fantastic. I've wanted to fly for a long time and finally decided to give it a shot. If you're thinking about it, take the leap, it will be worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex
5.0
By
Review posted about 2 years ago
Everything about this experience was first class . The activity itself was outstanding and the staff maintained total professionalism whilst being warm friendly and welcoming . Can't recommend this enough .
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Choose from a 30 or 60 minute lesson 
• Once airborne you will be given the option to take the controls and fly the light sport aircraft yourself
• Time flown can be counted towards a qualification

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When is it available?

• Flights take place on selected weekday and weekends, subject to availability
• Please note all flights are weather dependent

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Where can I do this experience?

• Deanland Airfield, Lewes

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield 
• Maximum weight is 150kg (around 17 stone)

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch the flight
• There is an outside seating area
• Please note dogs are not permitted on the airfield

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Anything else I need to know?

• Please note that fixed wing, closed cockpit, aircraft that resemble a normal plane are used for flights, due to the lightweight nature of these modern sport aircraft they're actually classed as microlights
• Flexwing microlight flights are not currently available at this location

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