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Flying lessons and trial flights are a big part of our heritage, as we’re sister company to the organisers of the world-famous Biggin Hill Airshows. With that sort of pedigree, it's no wonder we boast one of the biggest and best value ranges of pilot schools in the UK. Flying lessons FAQs...

Cheap Flying Lessons
Based On 81 Reviews

Nationwide Locations

Best Seller From £89

    • Our best value flying lessons
    • 30 minute flights chock to chock
    • Nationwide locations available
    • 30 airfields across the UK to choose from
Learning to Fly
Based On 81 Reviews

Nationwide Flying Schools

From £179.00

    • Fly the skies for 60 minutes
    • Locations offered nationwide
    • Take the controls of the plane yourself
    • Great value first flying lessons
Trial Flights
Based On 8 Reviews

Nationwide Locations

Best Seller From £109

    • Learn to fly in a four seater plane
    • Possibility of inviting a passenger
    • Flight training centres around the UK
    • Chance to 'take the controls' yourself
Double Flight Experience Coventry
Based On 76 Reviews

Coventry Airport, Bagington

Special Offer From £129

    • One flight as pilot + one as observer
    • Vouchers for one or two people available
    • Your chance to taxi the aeroplane out
    • A complimentary post-flight pub drink
Flying Lessons Surrey
Based On 6 Reviews

Blackbushe Airport, Camberley

Special Offer From £129

    • Flying out of Blackbushe Airport, Surrey
    • An airfield steeped in WW2 history
    • Spectators can watch from the Bushe Cafe
    • A huge range of experiences available
Flying Lessons Bristol
Based On 42 Reviews

Bristol International Airport

Special Offer From £99

    • Trial lessons at Bristol International Airport
    • A flying club owned by pilots for pilots
    • Club first established in 1927
    • Variety of aircraft & durations available
Pilot School in Liverpool
Based On 49 Reviews

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

From £149.00

    • Lessons at John Lennon Airport
    • Fly at a bustling international airport
    • Two and four seater aircraft offered
    • Spectacular views of Liverpool from the air
Flight Tuition North Lincolnshire
Based On 2 Reviews

Humberside International Airport

From £95.00

    • Go flying at this CAA approved school
    • Take off from busy Humberside Airport
    • Bustling cargo operations airport
    • Learn the basic controls whilst you fly
Pilot Landaway Flying Lessons
Based On 2 Reviews

Locations Nationwide

Save £120 From £139

    • Landaways: fly, land elsewhere, fly back
    • Double or triple landaways available
    • Enjoy extended time in the air
    • Experience multiple takeoffs & landings
Flight Academy Blackpool
Based On 133 Reviews

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

From £99.00

    • See Blackpool Tower & Pleasure Beach
    • Flight academy of excellence
    • Warm & friendly welcome at the club
    • Fab spectator views from 'Airside' cafe
Biggin Hill Flying Lessons
Based On 15 Reviews

Biggin Hill Airport in Kent

From £259.00

    • 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
Flying Lessons in Exeter
Based On 17 Reviews

Exeter Airport, Honiton

From £139.00

    • Fly from Exeter Airport
    • Devon's coast & countryside from the air
    • Flight training centre of excellence
    • Flying lessons operate all year round
Aeroplane Landing Challenge Coventry

Coventry Airport, West Midlands

From £149.00

    • Your chance to fly and land a light aircraft
    • Experiences available for one or two people
    • Includes simulator training before the flight
    • Execute your very first landing for real!
Aeroplane Pilot Day

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

Save £90 From £109

    • See behind the scenes of an aeroclub
    • Take a 20 minute flying lesson
    • Guided hangar tour included
    • Find out how to become a pilot
Flying Lessons Aberdeen

Longside Airfield, near Peterhead

From £175.00

    • Trial lessons out of Longside Airfield near Aberdeen
    • A small & friendly training school with stunning views
    • Fly with an experienced flying instructor/examiner
    • Invite up to 2 interested observers to join you onboard
Flying Lessons Bedfordshire

Sackville Airfield, Riseley

From £75.00

    • Flying lessons from Sackville Farm Airfield Bedford
    • Take to the air in a Flight Design CT2X aircraft
    • Enjoy ultra light aviation at its very best!
    • Go for a half day experience for a 'landaway' flight
Flying Lessons Bournemouth

Bournemouth International Airport, Dorset

From £195.00

    • Take off from Bournemouth International Airport
    • Flight school based at Aviation Park West
    • Excitement of flying in class D airspace
    • See Sandbanks, Poole Harbour and more from the air
Flying Lessons Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Business Airfield

From £68.00

    • Trial flying lessons out of Conington Airfield
    • Fly over the patchwork Peterborough countryside
    • One to one flying lessons, various flight durations
    • Operator generally uses Cessna and Piper aircraft
Flying Lessons Colchester
Based On 1 Reviews

Earls Colne Airfield, Essex

From £125.00

    • Rural airfield between Earls Colne & Coggeshall
    • A welcoming, well-maintained little airstrip
    • Prefect for taking first foray into flying
    • Club boasts a varied fleet of light aircraft
Flying Lessons Cornwall
Based On 11 Reviews

Bodmin Airfield, near Cardinham

From £135.00

    • Flights from Bodmin Airfield in Cornwall
    • North and south coast views as you fly
    • The school has operated here since 1972
    • Choose a 2 or 4 seater light aircraft
Flying Lessons Doncaster
Based On 34 Reviews

Doncaster Sheffield Airport, South Yorkshire

From £89.00

    • Fly from Robin Hood Sheffield Doncaster Airport
    • A range of flight option available
    • Mixing General Aviation with International flights
    • In-flight tuition so you can take the controls
Duxford Flight Experiences
Based On 7 Reviews

Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire

From £125.00

    • Take a trial flying lesson at IWM Duxford
    • Entry to IWM Duxford museum included
    • Amazing aerials views of Duxford
    • Have a go at flying the plane yourself
Flying Lessons Essex
Based On 8 Reviews

Clacton Airfield, Essex

From £99.00

    • Fly out of family-run Clacton Airfield
    • Stunning coastal views of Clacton on Sea
    • School has offered lessons since 1988
    • Various 2 or 4 seater flights available
Flying Lessons Glasgow

Glasgow International Airport, Paisley

From £129.00

    • Join the big planes at Glasgow Airport!
    • Fly over the Black & White Cart waters
    • Scenic Renfrewshire & beyond from the air
    • Learn at a commercial training school
Lessons Gloucestershire Airport
Based On 5 Reviews

Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton

From £109.00

    • Fly from Gloucestershire Airport
    • Aerial adventures over glorious Gloucs countryside
    • Airport handles over 90,000 movements each year
    • Aviator restaurant - food and views for spectators
Pilot Course Hampshire
Based On 9 Reviews

Thuxton Aerodrome, Andover

From £115.00

    • Lessons out Thruxton Aerodrome
    • Airfield is in the middle of Thruxton race circuit
    • All flight times quoted are 'chock to chock'
    • Learn to fly at this ex RAF base in Andover
Flying Lessons in Kent
Based On 3 Reviews

Lydd Airport, Kent

From £139.00

    • Lessons at Lydd/London Ashford Airport
    • Lydd has a fascinating aviation history
    • Fun & informative flying lessons for all
    • A family-run school open all year round
Flying Lessons Carlisle Airport
Based On 10 Reviews

Carlisle Airport, Cumbria

From £119.00

    • Take off from Carlisle Airport
    • Cruise at 2000ft over the local sights and coast
    • Visit the Solway Aviation Museum on site
    • A small & friendly family-run centre
Flying Lessons Lee-on-Solent

Solent Airfield, Fareham, Hampshire

From £110.00

    • Trial flying lessons out of Solent Airport
    • Fly in a Cirrus SR20 four seater aircraft
    • Possibility of up to 2 guests flying with you
    • Choose between 30, 45 or 60-minute flights
Flying Lessons Lincoln
Based On 10 Reviews

Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth

From £65.00

    • Flights from Wickenby Aerodrome in Lincs
    • A wide choice of flight experiences
    • Lancaster Sqn aviation museum on site
    • Views of the Lincolnshire countryside
Flying Lessons Manchester

City Airport, Eccles

From £145.00

    • Trial flying lessons out of City Airport Manchester
    • Formerly known as Barton Aerodrome in Eccles
    • A choice of two or four seater aeroplanes
    • Head East towards the Pennines, or West to Southport
Flying Lessons Newquay
Based On 29 Reviews

Cornwall Airport, Newquay

From £120.00

    • Fly from Newquay Cornwall Airport
    • All planes used are dual-controlled
    • See the likes of Mawgan Porth beaches
    • Loads of flight times to choose from
Flying Schools Devon
Based On 6 Reviews

Eaglescott Airfield, Umberleigh

Special Offer From £99

    • Flying at Eaglescott Airfield in Devon
    • Just 5 miles inland from the coast
    • Learn to fly in unrestricted airspace
    • Flights operate spring to autumn
Flying Lessons North Wales

Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd

From £125.00

    • Trial flying lessons out of Caernarfon Airport
    • Fly in a four seater Piper light aircraft
    • Your chance to take the controls as you fly
    • Wonderful sea and mountains views included!
Flying Lessons North Weald

North Weald Airfield, Essex

From £79.00

    • Trial flying lessons from North Weald airfield
    • CAA Approved Training Organisation
    • Two and four seater aircraft available for lessons
    • 'Air Experience' combines sightseeing & tuition
Northamptonshire - Flying Lesson Turweston, Northamptonshire
Based On 13 Reviews

Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley

From £89.00

    • Trial flights at Turweston Aerodrome nr Brackley
    • Flight school manages and operates the airfield
    • Minimum age for flying is 14 years old
    • Bring a camera - capture aerial views of Northants
Flying Lessons Northumberland

Eshott Airfield, Morpeth

From £85.00

    • Flying lessons & experiences from Eshott Airfield
    • Range of lessons inc. formation take off & landaways
    • Take to the skies in a light sports aircraft
    • Fly over Northumbrian coast and countryside
Flying Lessons Oxfordshire

Enstone Aerodrome, Chipping Norton

From £79.00

    • A flight in a motor glider
    • Views of scholarly Oxford & Blenheim Palace
    • Take off from airfield at Enstone
    • Clubhouse - ideal base for spectators to watch you
Flying Lessons Pembrokeshire

Haverfordwest Airport

From £129.00

    • Trial flying lessons from Haverfordwest Aerodrome
    • See the best of Pembrokeshire as you fly
    • Plenty of time to take control of the plane
    • Lessons from highly experienced instructor pilots
Flying Lessons Perth
Based On 6 Reviews

Perth Airport, near Scone

From £139.00

    • Flights from Perth (formerly Scone) Airport
    • Dedicated Flight Training Organisation
    • Only General Aviation activities on site
    • Flying time can be added to your training logbook
Flying Lessons Peterborough

Sibson Aerodrome

From £105.00

    • Fly out of Sibson Airfield
    • All flights are treated as lessons
    • You take control - if you want to
    • CAA approved centre training
Flying Lessons Redhill
Based On 6 Reviews

Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey

From £125.00

    • Take to the skies from Redhill Aerodrome
    • Great views from cafes for spectators
    • Extensive range of flight options
    • Learn to fly in modern light aircraft
Flying Lessons Salisbury
Based On 2 Reviews

Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire

From £109.00

    • Learn the basics of flight in the air
    • Fly from Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury
    • Wiltshire's only licence airfield
    • A history of flight training since 1917
Flying Lessons Sheffield

Netherthorpe Airfield, near Worksop

From £75.00

    • Trial flights out of Netherthorpe Airfield
    • Two & four seater Cessna aircraft available
    • Choose between a 30 or 60-minute flight
    • Easy access North Notts, NE Derbyshire & S.Yorks
Flying Lessons Snowdonia

Llanbedr Airfield, North West Wales

From £109.00

    • Flying lessons from Llanbedr Airfield near Harlech
    • Fly in a low-wing 4-seat Robin DR400 sports plane
    • Invite up to two guests to join you onboard
    • Superb coast and Snowdonia views on these flights
Flying Lessons South Lincs

Fenland Airfield, Spalding

From £110.00

    • Flights from Fenland Airfield near Spalding, Lincs
    • Variety of lessons including landaways available
    • School uses a fleet of 2 and 4 seater Cessnas
    • Excellent on-site facilities including clubhouse
Flying Lessons Staffordshire
Based On 11 Reviews

Tatenhill Airfield, Burton-upon-Trent

From £95.00

    • 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
Airplane Courses in Stapleford
Based On 2 Reviews

Stapleford Airfield, Essex

From £99.00

    • Home Counties flight training at its best
    • Taking off from Stapleford Airfield nr Romford
    • Excellent ground facilities for pilots
    • Spectators can watch from the clubhouse
Flying Lessons Swansea
Based On 7 Reviews

Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common

From £109.00

    • Fly at Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common
    • Great aerial views of the Gower Peninsula
    • Lots of flight paths possible
    • Small & friendly Welsh flying school
Durham Tees Flight Training
Based On 9 Reviews

Darlington, County Durham

From £45.00

    • Take off from Teesside International airport
    • Ground safety briefing before your flight
    • Huge range of lessons available including Landaways
    • Flights suitable for 14 years and over
Flying Lessons Warwickshire
Based On 4 Reviews

Wellesbourne Mountfield Airfield

From £99.00

    • Try flying at Wellesbourne Mountford nr Stratford
    • Perfect choice for learning in un-congested skies
    • Post-flight debrief & certificate included
    • Clubhouse & cafe ideal base for viewing the action
Flying Lessons Wiltshire

Clench Common Airfield, Marlborough

From £70.00

    • Light sport aircraft flying at Clench Common
    • Fly over the North Wessex Downs
    • Club uses a fleet of fully-enclosed microlights
    • Plenty of hands-on time to fly the Ikarus yourself
Flying Lessons Wolverhampton

Halfpenny Green Airport, Stourbridge

Special Offer From £89

    • Flying lessons out of Halfpenny Green Airport
    • Learn to fly at this airport nr Wolverhampton
    • Pilot multi-lesson starter packs also offered
    • Superb onsite pilot's cafe too!
Shoreham Airport Flying Lessons
Based On 23 Reviews

Shoreham Airport, near Brighton

Back in Business July 2020 From £120

    • Flying lessons resume on 4th July 2020
    • Some unique flight options for an unusual gift
    • Fly from Shoreham Airport on the West Sussex coast
    • Easy access & close to Brighton and Hove
Landaway Flights from Manchester

Barton Aerodrome, Eccles

From £349.00

    • A landaway experience from City Airport Manchester
    • Fly to Sleap Aerodrome then fly back to Barton
    • Includes a lunch at Sleap's cafe & clubhouse
    • Plenty of opportunity to take the controls yourself
Learn to be a Pilot Experience

Coventry Airport, West Midlands

Save £50 From £349

    • Find out what the life of a pilot is like
    • Includes landaway flight to a local airfield
    • Hosted by expert pilot instructors at Coventry Airport
    • Vouchers available for one or two people
Beverley Airfield Flying Lessons Yorkshire
Based On 47 Reviews

Beverley Airfield, East Yorkshire

From £95.00

    • Fly out of Beverley (Linley) airfield near Leven
    • The aeroclub owns and runs this airfield
    • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Yorkshire Wolds
    • A full range of flight options including landaways
Lessons Coventry
Based On 15 Reviews

Coventry Airport, Warwickshire

From £89.00

    • Huge choice of flight durations for you
    • Aeroclub based at Coventry Airport nr Baignton
    • Run by pilots for pilots - an enthusiastic team!
    • Sit in the 'pilot in command' seat (the left one!)
Flights over Norfolk
Based On 19 Reviews

Norwich International Airport

From £159.00

    • Flying out of Norwich International Airport
    • See the Norfolk Broads and the coast as you fly
    • The latest avionics in all training aircraft
    • Spectators welcome - runway view point for photos
Lessons Rochester Airport
Based On 1 Reviews

Rochester Airport, Kent

From £259.00

    • Head into the skies from Rochester Airport
    • See River Medway & Chatham dockyard from the air
    • Classroom briefing prior to all lessons included
    • On site clubhouse offers friendly welcome
Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex
Based On 3 Reviews

Deanland Airfield, Lewes

From £95.00

    • Fly from ex RAF base Deanland Airfield in Lewes
    • School uses Ikarus C42 light sports aircraft
    • Trial flights count towards pilot qualification
    • Airfield is north east of Brighton
Light Sport Aircraft Experience Staffs
Based On 4 Reviews

Tatenhill Airfield, Staffordshire

From £99.00

    • Ultralight sport aircraft flying in Staffordshire
    • Take off from Tatenhill Airfield
    • Possible flight paths - Peak District & Lady Bower
    • Fly in a modern dual control aircraft by CTSW
Flying Lessons London
Based On 6 Reviews

Elstree Aerodrome, near London

From £129.00

    • Lessons out of Elstree Aerodrome
    • Our nearest flight school to London
    • Go flying in a modern two or four seater plane
    • Flights available at weekends throughout the year
Light Sport Aircraft Lincolnshire

Saltby Airfield, Grantham

From £75.00

    • Light sport aircraft flying near Grantham
    • Fly from Saltby Airfield on the Leics/Lincs border
    • A full range of lesson durations available
    • One month club membership with all vouchers
Light Sport Flying London

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex

From £199.00

    • Discover the delights of light sport aviation
    • Flying out of Damyn's Hall on the edge of Essex
    • Take off in Flight Design's renowned CT plane
    • Good choice of itineraries offered inc landaways
Light Sports Aircraft Oxfordshire

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

From £85.00

    • Lights sport aircraft flights from Abingdon
    • A brilliant range of flight itineraries for lessons
    • Stay local, head to France or the Isle of Wight
    • Plenty of chance to get hands on with the controls
Light Sports Aircraft Winchester

Popham Airfield, Hampshire

Back in Business July 2020 From £149

    • Special Light Sport Aircraft flying out of Popham
    • Learn to fly an Ikarus C42
    • Enjoy a 60 trial flying lesson
    • Take the controls within minutes of taking off
Light Sports Flying Lessons Berkshire

Membury Airfield, Hungerford

From £59.00

    • Light sport aircraft flying in Berkshire
    • Flights out of Membury Airfield near Hungerford
    • Choose a 30 or 60-min flight or a full day on site
    • Operated using an Ikarus C42 light sports plane
Become a Pilot
Based On 1 Reviews

Locations Nationwide

From £495.00

    • Proper pilot training!
    • A block of three x 1 hour lessons
    • Ideal start towards pilot qualification
    • Offered at training schools nationwide
Prestwick Flying Lessons

Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire

From £119.00

    • Trial flying lessons out of Prestwick Airport
    • Choose between 2 and 4 seater aircraft
    • Enjoy the stunning Ayrshire scenery as you fly
    • You have the chance to take the controls
Solent Flights

Lower Upham Airfield, Hampshire

From £85.00

    • Trial flying lessons over the Solent and beyond
    • Get airborne in an Ikarus C42
    • Flight paths take you over some fascinating sights
    • Plenty of time to take control and fly the Ikarus
Auster Warbird Flight Northumberland

Eshott Airfield, Morpeth

Save £50 From £199

    • A unique chance to fly in an Auster plane
    • Flights operate out of Eshott Airfield in Morpeth
    • See the wild coast & countryside on a 30mins flight
    • Served in the RAF as an Air Observation Plane
Flyers Choice

Locations Nationwide

From £50.00

    • Choose from a wide choice of Flying Experiences
    • Locations across the UK
    • Option to top up your voucher on line
Light Sports Flight Training County Durham

Shotton Airfield

From £69.00

    • Microlight flights from Shotton Airfield
    • This school uses Flight Design CT2K light aircraft
    • A range of flight durations to choose from
    • Fly in the unrestricted airspace around Durham
Light Sports Flying Mid-Wales

Mid-Wales Airport, Welshpool

From £79.00

    • Light sport aircraft flying out of Mid-Wales Airport
    • Fly in these microlights over the Welshpool area
    • Choose between 30 or 60-minute flights
    • Ikarus and Eurostar microlights in the fleet
Piper Cub Flight Brighton
Based On 3 Reviews

Shoreham Airfield, West Sussex

From £95.00

    • Grass roots style flying in the Piper Cub
    • Fly out of Shoreham Airfield in West Sussex
    • Plane is the military L18C Supercub version
    • Your chance to fly a vintage tailwheel aircraft
Ultimate Plane & Helicopter Experience

Coventry Airport

From £349.00

    • Enjoy both a helicopter and aeroplane flight
    • Both depart from Coventry Airport in Warkwickshire
    • Experience both rotary & fixed-wing aviation
    • Both flights operated as lessons, so you get to fly

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

A trial flying lesson is so much different to being a passenger on your typical commercial airliner flight. You’re in the cockpit of a light aircraft sitting next to your flight instructor and the whole experience is treated like a first flying lesson for anyone undertaking training for their private pilot licence (PPL). It gives you a real, hands-on insight into flying a plane and we recommend it to anyone!

Who it's not for

If you really don’t fancy the idea of learning how to fly, but do like the idea of getting airborne in a light aircraft and going a bit of a tour, have a browse of our range of sightseeing flights. You get to go up in a light aircraft or helicopter and see some amazing sights from the air.

Flying lesson FAQs

Isn’t learning to fly really expensive?

Yes it is. It takes time, commitment and money to get your Private Pilots Licence, which is why we offer these trial flying lessons. They give you the chance to see what learning to fly is all about, before committing to a costly flight training course. But don’t worry if you have no intention of going for your pilot’s licence, these lessons are ideal as one-off taster experiences too.

Do you pay per hour for these flight lessons?

When you enrol at a flight training organisation you do pay per hour, but on our website the prices are for the experience, which can vary from a 20-minute flight, to a full day with multiple flights included. This way of pricing gives you loads more choice, with something to suit every budget.

I don’t want to be a pilot but fancy having a go. Is a trial lesson for me?

Yes, definitely. All lessons are on a one-to-one basis and tailored to you, whether you’ve never even stepped inside a light aircraft before, or already have some experience.

Will I get to have a go at actually flying the plane myself?

Yes! If you’re up for it your instructor pilot will, at some point during the lesson, hand the controls to you, so it will actually be you flying. And believe us, the first time you do this it’ll be a real moment. No-one forgets the first time they flew a plane.

What does ‘straight and level’ mean in flying?

This is what happens once take-off has been completed and you’ve climbed to your desired cruising height. It’s also when your pilot is going to hand you the controls, as you’ll be flying straight and not climbing or descending. Having said that, keeping the aeroplane flying straight and level is not as easy as it looks!

Will I be doing the take off and landing?

No, your instructor pilot will undertake the take off and landings. As you can imagine, this is a highly skilled part of flying!

You offer ‘landaway’ experiences.’ What are they?

A ‘landaway’ experience is where you take off from your base airfield, fly cross country to another one, land, have a cup of tea in the clubhouse (an essential part!) and then take off again to fly back to base. The great thing about landaways is that they give you double the take offs and landings.

Is a trial lesson a good place to start if I want to get my pilot’s licence?

Yes it is. The trial lesson is undertaken just as your first lesson at pilot school would be. It also gives you a real insight into what it’s all about and your instructor will be only too willing to explain what learning to fly involves and how you go about it.

I’ve read that flight times are ‘chock to chock’ what does that mean?

That’s right. Flight times quoted chock to chock means from the moment you climb into the aircraft and start the engine, to the moment you stop and the engine’s off, not just the time you are in the air.

What actually happens on a trial flying lesson?

After meeting your instructor and having a safety briefing, you’ll head out to the plane on for pre-flight checks. After start up (at this point you'll understand why you're wearing an intercom headset - it can be pretty noisy in these small planes), it’s time to taxi to the runway. Once the delicate matter of taking off has been completed and you're out of your initial climb, it's your chance to shine on these flying lessons. As you utter those immortal words 'I have control' it will be you handling the plane. After that control goes back to your instructor and you start your approach, then land back at base.

How do you fly a plane?

You’ll get an insight into this during your pre-flight checks. This is when you verify that pulling back on the stick pushes the elevators up (and the plane into a climb) and inversely, pushing forwards forces the elevators down causing you to descend. Then check the pedals at your feet control the rudder, which helps you turn. And then a check that moving the stick left or right lifts the ailerons left or right for you to make your turn.

Does the time count towards pilot licence training?

Yes it does. If you continue flight training, the time spent on these trial flying lessons can be added to your pilot’s log book.

What sort of aircraft will I flying in?

The most popular light aircraft trainer is a Cessna 152. This, like the also popular Piper Tomahawk, is a two seater trainer. Some schools also offer flights in four seater light aircraft such as the Piper PA28 or the Cessna 172. For full details on aircraft in the fleet, please refer to each individual product page.

Who will be with me on the flight?

You will be sitting alongside your pilot flight instructor who will be fully qualified for pilot training. The planes used for trial lessons are all side-by-side configuration, so you can see what each other is doing.

Can passengers comes with me?

If you book a lesson in a four-seater aeroplane and the instructor agrees, you can invite one person to join you as a rear passenger.

Can anyone take flying lessons?

In essence yes. There are requirements such as minimum age (often around 14 years), maximum weight (between 14 for two seater planes and 16 stone for four seaters) and maximum height of around 6ft 4” and minimum height of 4ft 6”. If you need any more info on requirements, don’t hesitate to call us, use the online chat or email us.

Do I need a medical for these experiences?

No. If you have any doubt about whether you should fly with any medical conditions or any other issues, please get in touch.

What sort of airfields do you use?

We use flying schools based everywhere from small, private general aviation airfields, to ones that fly out of international airports. You can be flying in restricted air space with strict air traffic control protocols, or free to fly circuits in unrestricted areas.

Where will I be flying to on my lesson?

In general, you will stay within the vicinity of the airfield, especially on shorter flights. You’ll be surprised at how far you can cover in an hour’s flight though. And depending on where you chose, you might well be treated to some lovely views over coastlines, countryside or well-known landmarks as an added bonus to your lesson.

Can spectators watch from the ground?

Yes. Most flying clubs offer a clubhouse or cafe on site, with usually a terrace area overlooking the apron or the runway. That means you can watch the take off and landings from a safe distance and have a nice cuppa whilst they are flying overhead.

Is Into The Blue a flying lesson specialist

Well, yes, without blowing our own trumpet, we started off with flying lessons and they have remained a major focus ever since. We’re based at Biggin Hill Airport in Kent, borne out of the days of the Biggin Hill Air Shows, which took the skies by storm and were much-loved by aviation fans. We’re still just as passionate about flying and put all that energy into bringing you flying lessons and all sorts of other experiences too.

Where can I get a trial flying lesson near me?

Amongst all the activity gift voucher websites, we've got the widest range of trial flying lessons. Working with flying schools and clubs the length and breadth of the country there’s bound to be an airfield offering flying lessons near you. Locations include:
  • Biggin Hill
  • Liverpool
  • Redhill
  • Coventry
  • Shoreham
  • Birmingham
  • Durham Tees
  • Staverton
  • Duxford
  • Glasgow
  • Newquay
  • Turweston
  • Shoreham
  • South Wales
  • County Durham
  • Oxfordshire
  • Prestwick

Ready to get your flying stripes? Book your trial flying lesson at an airfield near you now!

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