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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

    • One voucher, valid for many airfields nationwide
    • All British Microlight Aircraft Association clubs
    • Insulated flying suits available for cold weather
    • Fixed & flexwing microlights offered by many clubs
Microlighting Bedfordshire

St Neots, Bedfordshire

Special Offer Was £70 NOW £65

    • See St Neots & Bedfordshire from your microlight
    • Fly with passionate microlight pilot Tony Hope
    • Wear state of the art FlyCom helmets inc intercom
    • Bring an SD memory card to record your flight
Microlights in Lancashire

Lancashire

From £59.00

    • Microlighting from Moss Edge Farm nr Lancaster
    • You might fly over Lune Valley & Morecombe Bay
    • Minimum age for microlight flights is 10 years
    • Explore lovely Lancashire by microlight
Microlighting Devon

Honiton, Somerset

From £85.00

    • Take off from Dunkeswell Airfield nr Honiton
    • Go microlighting over the stunning Blackdown Hills
    • Choose between a fixed or flex wing aircraft
    • Microlight school run by a small & friendly team
Microlights Surrey

Blackbushe Airport, Surrey

From £85.00

    • Microlighting out of Blackbushe Airport
    • Experience is a first lesson for budding pilots
    • This school uses fixed wing ultralight planes
    • Intercom and gloves provided for you
Microlighting North Kent

Sheerness, North Kent

From £63.00

    • Microlighting from Stoke Airfield nr Rochester
    • School based alongside the microlight manufacturer
    • Tandem and side-by-side aircraft available
    • Microlight flights can operate year round
Microlighting Cambridgeshire

Sutton Meadows Airfield, Ely

From £79.00

    • Fly with British & World Champ David Broom
    • Microlighting from Sutton Meadows Airfield in Ely
    • All flights give you the chance to take control
    • Fly all year round from this renowned location
Microlighting Derbyshire

Darley Moor Airfield, Derbyshire

From £59.00

    • Fly with a microlight display pilot
    • Flex & fixed wing microlights available
    • See famous Derbyshire landmarks from the air
    • Head off from Darley Moore Airfield in Ashbourne
Microlighting Dorset

Compton Abbas, Salisbury

From £99.00

    • Microlighting Compton Abbas airfield Dorset
    • Airfield sits at 800ft above sea level
    • See some great sights from the air
    • Award winning restaurant back at the airfield
Microlighting Hull

Beverley Airfield

From £55.00

    • Beverley Airfield is the venue for your flight
    • A variety of flight durations to choose from
    • Fly over where River Hull meets the Humber Estuary
    • Choose whether you want to fly fixed or flex wing
Microlighting in Bath

Brown Shutters Airfield, Somerset

From £48.00

    • Microlight flights from Brown Shutters Airfield
    • Fly either a flex or fixed wing microlight
    • Take off from this private airstrip near Bath
    • Wide range of flight durations available
Microlighting in Northumbria

Eshott (Bockenfield) Aerodrome

From £85.00

    • Choose from flex wing or fixwing microlights
    • British Microlight Aircraft Association registered
    • Minimum age for flights in Northumbria is 14yrs
    • Souvenir flight certificate included
Microlighting Kinross

Balado Park Airfield, Kinross

From £60.00

    • Fly from Balado Park former home of T in the Park
    • See the likes of Loch Leven & Lomond Hills
    • Great viewing platform at the control tower
    • Go microlighting over Perth & Kinross
Microlighting Lincolnshire

Langworth, Lincolnshire

Was £59.00 NOW £55.00

    • Fly out of former RAF base Langworth in Lincs
    • Flex wing and fixed wing aircraft on offer
    • Your pilot handles take off then it's over to you!
    • Friends & family can come and watch the action too
Microlighting Oxfordshire

Enstone Airfield, Oxford

From £65.00

    • Microlight flights from Enstone Airfield in Oxford
    • Sessions hosted by an examiner/instructor pilot
    • Fly in unrestricted airspace around Enstone
    • Chance to fly over Oxfordshire or The Cotswolds
Microlighting Perth

Perth Airport

From £79.00

    • Microlighting at renowned training school in Perth
    • The Cairngorms National Park is the backdrop
    • Learn at this renowned flight training school
    • Fly in the front seat and get the best views
Microlights at Sywell Aerodrome

Sywell Aerodrome, Northants

From £65.00

    • Microlighting from historic Sywell Aerodrome
    • Centre is agent for Air Creation microlights
    • Fly with ex-World Champion microlight pilots
    • A wide variety of flight durations available
Microlights Cornwall

Bodmin Airport

From £79.00

    • Microlighting at Bodmin Airfield in Cornwall
    • Fly a closed or open cockpit microlight
    • Stunning coastal views on every flight!
    • Chose between a 30 or 60 minute flight
Microlights County Durham

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Was £79.00 NOW £70.00

    • Take off from Durham Tees Valley Airport
    • Go microlighting at a busy commercial airport
    • This school uses Ikarus ultra light aircraft
    • Planes fitted with onboard GPS & recovery systems
Microlights Headcorn

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent

From £79.00

    • Microlight flights from Headcorn (Lashenden) Kent
    • Soar over the Garden of England in a microlight
    • Highly experienced pilot team to teach you
    • Fly from a bustling General Aviation aerodrome
Microlights in Northamptonshire

Deenthorpe Aerodrome, Corby

From £49.00

    • Microlight lessons from Deenthorpe Airfield
    • Take off from this private air strip near Corby
    • See the flore & fauna of Northants from the air
    • Tarmac runways = microlighting all year round
Microlights in Staffordshire

near Lichfield

From £59.00

    • An owner-operated airstrip near Lichfield
    • A small & friendly club-fly with Mike or Sandie
    • Relaxed atmosphere, empty skies and great views
    • Open and closed cockpit microlights available
Microlights Peterborough

Peterborough Business Airport

From £79.00

    • Take off from Peterborough Business Airport
    • Full instrument panels & GPS on the microlights
    • Aircraft designed & built in the UK
    • A variety of flight durations available
Microlights South Lanarkshire

Strathaven Airfield, Scotland

From £99.00

    • Strathaven Airfield, your Scottish microlight base
    • Owners Colin & Marta featured on Grand Designs
    • See West Scotland from the air in your microlight
    • Choose flex or fixed wing aircraft when booking in
Microlights Wiltshire

Redlands Airfield, Swindon

From £85.00

    • A microlight flight from Redlands nr Swindon
    • You may see crop circles, Stonehenge and more!
    • Flights offered on weekdays & weekends all year
    • Both types of microlight (flex/fixed) offered
Fly at Saltby Airfield

Grantham, Lincolnshire

From £59.00

    • 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
Flying at Popham Airfield

Micheldever, Hampshire

From £83.00

    • 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
Light Sport Aircraft East Sussex

Deanland Airfield, Lewes

From £99.00

    • 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
Light Sport Aircraft Experience

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
Light Sport Flying London

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex

From £169.00

    • 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

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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