What can I expect on the day
From the East Coast to the West Coast, microlighting out of Kinross gives you the full view of Scotland's coastline from the air! A new dimension opens up when you soar over this lovely corner of Perth and Kinross in an agile little microlight.
Prepare yourself for perfect panoramas with these microlight flights. Taking off from Balado Park (perhaps you knew it as the home of 'T in the Park' for many years?), within literally seconds you have amazing things to to look. There's the former satellite ground station right at the heart of the airfield, the original war time hangers and control tower, whilst on the horizon you'll see the likes of Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills.
It's little wonder then that the team here at Kinross recommends you bring a camera along with you for your flight. You get an excellent viewpoint from the cockpit of a microlight, so it's possible to take some great snaps as you fly - brilliant if you live in the Perth and Kinross, as it's rare to see it all from above!
It's a small and friendly crew here at Balado Park. The academy's offices are in the restored control tower and there's a warm and welcoming pilot's lounge where the kettle is always on for a brew. Friends and family will love it too, as they can climb the exterior steps to the viewing platform at the top of the tower to look out across the whole airfield -ideal for watching your take off and landing.
Before you head out to the apron, you'll be kitted out with a headset, a flying suit and given gloves if it's going to be a bit chilly up there, even if the microlights based at Kinross do have closed cockpits, as the weather several thousand feet heigh can be very different to on the ground at the same moment.
During the pre-flight briefing you'll chat about safety and what you're hoping to get out of your flight; that's to say whether you want it to take the form of an actual lesson, or you want to fly over a specific area so you can see it from the air.
We think Scotland's Balado Park is a lovely place to fly out of in a microlight. We are offering 20, 30 and 60 minute flights and the longer the duration, the further towards the likes of Stirling, the Walace Monument, Falkland Palace and the Strathearn valley towards Perth you'll get. Book microlighting in Kinross and make a budding Scottish aviator very happy!
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