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Flying Lessons & Experiences

Take to the Air & Learn to Fly

Get your wings with our selection of flying lessons! If you've ever dreamed of being a pilot or just want to have a go at the controls an aeroplane, you've come to the right place. Lessons in how to fly are a big part of our heritage, as we are the sister company to the people who were behind the world-famous Biggin Hill Airshows. With that sort of pedigree, it's no wonder we can boast one of the biggest and best value ranges of pilot schools the length and breadth of the UK.

You will be taking to the air in a modern light aircraft from a fully CAA registered flight school or training centre. Many use two seater aircraft such as the Cessna 152, whilst the most popular four-seater is the Piper Archer. Lessons in aircraft with four seats cost more, but it does mean you can usually invite someone to join you as a back seat passenger for your flight. Read more...

Cheap Flying Lessons
Based On 71 Reviews

Nationwide Locations

From £79.00

    • Our best value flying lessons
    • 30 minute flights chock to chock
    • Nationwide locations available
    • Over 30 airfields to choose from
Learning to Fly
Based On 77 Reviews

Nationwide Flying Schools

From £159.00

    • Fly the skies for 60 minutes
    • Locations offered nationwide
    • Take the controls of the plane yourself
    • Great value first flying lessons
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

Special Offer From £99

    • 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 33 Reviews

Bristol International Airport

Special Offer From £99

    • Trial lessons at Bristol International Airport
    • An aeroclub owned by pilots for pilots
    • Club first established in 1927
    • Variety of planes & durations available
Pilot School in Liverpool
Based On 42 Reviews

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

From £109.00

    • Lessons at John Lennon Airport
    • Fly at a bustling international airport
    • Two and four seater aircraft offered
Flight Tuition North Lincolnshire
Based On 1 Reviews

Humberside International Airport

Special Offer From £79

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

Locations Nationwide

Special Offer From £135

    • 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 114 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
Flight School
Based On 12 Reviews


From £59.00

    • Your first taste of flying
    • Spend 15-20 minutes in the aeroplane
    • Flying schools all over the country
    • Experience suitable for 14yrs+
Trial Flights
Based On 5 Reviews


From £109.00

    • 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
Flying Lessons in Exeter
Based On 17 Reviews

Exeter Airport, Honiton

From £99.00

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

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

Save £90 From £109

    • See behind the scenes of an aeroclub
    • Take a 15-20 minute flying lesson
    • Guided hangar tour included
    • Find out how to become a pilot
Chipmunk Flight Experience Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, North Oxfordshire

From £95.00

    • Flights in a beautifully restored Chipmunk
    • This Chipmunk was the first to be built in the UK
    • Your chance to fly in a piece of aviation history
    • Operating out of historic Bicester Heritage
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 £189.00

    • 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 £109.00

    • 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 £105.00

    • 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 27 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
Durham Tees Flight Training
Based On 8 Reviews

Darlington, County Durham

From £45.00

    • Take off from Durham Tees Valley airport
    • Ground safety briefing before your flight
    • Huge range of lessons available including Landaways
    • Suitable for 14 years and over
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 £95.00

    • 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 4 Reviews

Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton

From £99.00

    • 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 £109.00

    • 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 £119.00

    • 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 8 Reviews

Carlisle Airport, Cumbria

From £109.00

    • 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 Leicester Airport


From £85.00

    • Flying lessons out of Leicester Airport
    • 20/40 minute two or four seater lessons available
    • 'Round Robin' - three flights to share in one trip
    • Flying club established in 1909 and thriving today
Flying Lessons Lincoln
Based On 9 Reviews

Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth

From £62.00

    • 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 £135.00

    • 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 28 Reviews

Cornwall Airport, Newquay

From £125.00

    • 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 Nottinghamshire

Netherthorpe Airfield, Worksop

From £50.00

    • Flying lessons out of Netherthorpe Airfield
    • Aerodrome well-placed for North Notts, Sheffield etc
    • Choice of two and four seater aircraft to fly in
    • Flying school established in the late 1990s
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 £99.00

    • 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 £129.00

    • 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 £99.00

    • 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 5 Reviews

Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey

From £122.00

    • 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 South Lincs

Fenland Airfield, Spalding

From £105.00

    • 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 10 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 6 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
Flying Lessons Warwickshire
Based On 4 Reviews

Wellesbourne Mountfield Airfield

From £95.00

    • 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

From £95.00

    • 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

From £110.00

    • Fly from Shoreham Airport on the West Sussex coast
    • Some unique flight options for an unusual gift
    • 'Fly In' visitor centre & 'Airside 2' cafe on site
    • 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
Beverley Airfield Flying Lessons Yorkshire
Based On 43 Reviews

Beverley Airfield, East Yorkshire

From £89.00

    • Fly out of Beverley (Linley) airfield nr 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 14 Reviews

Coventry Airport, Warwickshire

From £85.00

    • 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 £219.00

    • 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 Experience
Based On 4 Reviews

Tatenhill Airfield, Staffordshire

From £69.00

    • 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 £125.00

    • 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 £195.00

    • 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

From £89.00

    • Special Light Sport Aircraft flying out of Popham
    • Learn to fly an Ikarus C42
    • Choose between a 30 and 60 trial flying lesson
    • Take the controls within minutes of taking off
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
Trial Flight & Hangar Tour-MOD St Athan
Based On 8 Reviews

St Athan Airfield, South Wales

From £49.00

    • Unique - fly from a restricted MoD unit Wales!
    • Airfield used for air display training flights etc
    • Flight school team is mostly ex-RAF & Navy pilots
    • Look inside the hangars full of classic planes
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
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

Flying lessons that don’t cost a fortune

Learning to fly isn't cheap and you may be wondering just how much flying lessons cost. Well, with our introductory flights, you can get airborne for less than you think. If a quick zip up into the sky in a Cessna suffices, then you can grab yourself a taster lesson, which could be something like this trial flying lesson video, for less than £60.

If you want more time to soar the skies there are introductory sessions that last anything from 20 minutes to a full hour. Whatever flight duration your choose, there will always be time for you to have a go at controlling the plane for yourself. And believe us, keeping the aircraft steady (known as 'straight and level' in aviation speak) whilst maintaining altitude isn't as easy as it sounds

Those budding aviators who really want to lift the lid on recreational flying in light aircraft should go for one of our longer flight packages. We’ve got the 'land away', where you take off from one airport, fly to another, land have a quick cuppa in the clubhouse and then head back to your plane for the return leg.

We also have pilot starter packs for anyone who fancies taking those first aviation steps to gaining the PPL (Private Pilots Licence). These sort of packages give you extra air miles with extended time in the air and options to take multiple lessons over several days, so you can really get an insight into what piloting a light aircraft is all about.

What happens on your flying lesson

After a plane walkaround on the apron, it’s into the cockpit for the 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. See, we told you this aviation lark wasn't easy!

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.

We think it's amazing how sensitive the controls are in these light aircraft and if you've got the aviation bug, you might even be able to try and a couple of turns. In summary, no matter what your skill level or flight ambitions, here at Into The Blue we've got the package for you. Wherever you go in the UK, enjoy your fledging flight!


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