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Microlight Experiences Nationwide

Being in microlight really takes you back to those pioneering days of aviation, giving you a taste of open-cockpit flying. Feel the wind on your face and experience the sensation of flight that is completely open to the elements…

We say this, but there are, of course, two different types of microlight aircraft these days, namely fixed wing and flex wing. And the difference? Well, a latest generation fix-winged microlight can look to the untrained eye just like a traditional light aircraft, while flex-winged flying is the one with the cockpit that is open, giving you that 'at one with nature' feel. We offer flying lessons all over the country in both types of microlight. Read more...



Microlight Flying Nationwide

Nationwide

From £59.00

Microlights in Lancashire

Lancashire

From £59.00

Microlighting Devon

Honiton, Somerset

From £85.00

Microlights Surrey

Blackbushe Airport, Surrey

From £85.00

Microlighting North Kent

Sheerness, North Kent

From £63.00

Microlighting Bedfordshire

St Neots, Bedfordshire

Special Offer Was £70 NOW £65

Microlighting Derbyshire

Darley Moor Airfield, Derbyshire

From £59.00

Microlighting Dorset

Compton Abbas, Salisbury

From £75.00

Microlighting Hull

Beverley Airfield

From £55.00

Microlighting in Northumbria

Eshott (Bockenfield) Aerodrome

From £85.00

Microlighting Kinross

Balado Park Airfield, Kinross

From £60.00

Microlighting Lincolnshire

Langworth, Lincolnshire

Was £59.00 NOW £55.00

Microlighting Oxfordshire

Enstone Airfield, Oxford

From £65.00

Microlighting Perth

Perth Airport

From £79.00

Microlights at Sywell Aerodrome

Sywell Aerodrome, Northants

From £65.00

Microlights Cornwall

Bodmin Airport

From £79.00

Microlights County Durham

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Was £79.00 NOW £70.00

Microlights Headcorn

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent

From £79.00

Microlights in Northamptonshire

Deenthorpe Aerodrome, Corby

From £49.00

Microlights in Staffordshire

near Lichfield

From £59.00

Microlights Peterborough

Peterborough Business Airport

From £79.00

Microlights South Lanarkshire

Strathaven Airfield, Scotland

From £99.00

Microlights Wiltshire

Redlands Airfield, Swindon

From £85.00

Fly at Saltby Airfield

Grantham, Lincolnshire

From £59.00

Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex

Deanland Airfield, Lewes

From £99.00

Light Sport Aircraft Experience

Tatenhill Airfield, Staffordshire

From £69.00

Light Sport Flying London

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex

From £169.00

Go flexi or fixed wing in your microlight

We offer microlighting experiences in both flex and fix wing types of ultra light aircraft. One of the most popular models for fixed-wing flights is the Icarus C42, whilst in the realms of the more authentic flex wing, British designer and manufacturer P&M is up there as the most popular make.

Just like any other small aircraft, the cockpit on an Icarus-type aircraft is fully enclosed and the pilot uses the rudder, ailerons and elevator to control pitch, yaw and roll using a control stick. But what makes all the difference is the weight. To be classed as a microlight the aircraft needs to weigh in at less than 450kg - hence the other name these planes are known by; ultralights.

For those who fancy flying in a flex wing microlight, it's a whole different world out there. The fuselage looks like a trike (and to look at it, you'd think it'd never get off the ground!) with a hang glider-style horizontal bar. Once again, weight is on your side, along with the huge wingspan of the foldable wing above your head.

What's more, in a flexi the engine isn't on the nose in front of you, it's right behind you. So one thing's for sure, sitting up front you're going to get the most amazing, uninterrupted aerial views for your flight, as you can see from this microlighting video over Derbyshire!

Each microlight flight is a lesson

And don't forget, when you go microlighting it’s not just as a passenger, each session is actually a lesson and you will be treated as a budding pilot on their first training flight. That means you’ll have a full ground-based safety briefing and a walk around the machine as it sits on the apron at the airfield. You then take part in the pre-flight checks and listen to an explanation of the controls before take off.

Intercom headsets are used so you can hear each other and your experienced instructor pilot will give something of a running commentary as you prepare to get airborne, so you can get a real feel for what it's like to be a microlight pilot.

Even though the take off speed is slow and your maximum ceiling height and cruising speed are pretty low too, there's something inherently charming and 'back to basics' about microlight flying. We think these lightweight little flying machines will steal any aviator’s heart!

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