• Introduction to the microlight and its controls
• Safety and Pre Flight briefing
• Opportunity to take the controls and fly the microlight
• See the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside from the air
What Can I Expect
Have a go at Microlighting in Oxfordshire and enjoy your first aerial miles in a microlight! This small and friendly school is based at Enstone Airfield around 14 miles north west of Oxford city centre and boasts tranquility in the skies, as well as the chance to see the lovely Cotswolds from the air - what more could you ask for on a microlighting lesson in Oxfordshire?
Your flight session will be hosted by Phil Reed who has been microlighting since 1989 and a fully qualified CAA instructor here in Oxfordshire since 1993. He is also an examiner, so he tests budding students and those pilots wanting to be tutors too, so we know you're under safe wings as you prepare for your introductory foray into flying these Ultra Light aircraft.
Our Enstone venue offers trial flights in fixed wing aircraft from renowned ultralight manufacturer Thruster. Thruster's Sprint microlight is powered by a four stroke Jabiru engine that is mounted above the cockpit, rather than on the nose of the fuselage. This fix wing craft uses 'standard' controls, that's to say it has a control stick and rudder pedals inside the cockpit. The centre is also fully registered and licenced to sell, service and maintain many marques of microlight.
On arrival, you will be met by one of the microlighting team at the HQ which is located within the Oxfordshire Sportflying Clubhouse, underneath the airfield's control tower. You'll see there are lots of other privately and shared ownership planes around the apron alongside the asphalt and grass runways and in the hangar, making this a bustling little aerodrome. The advantage at Enstone is that you are in pretty much all unrestricted airspace around these parts of Oxfordshire, so there is plenty of scope for circuits and various flight paths in the immediate area
Microlighting Oxfordshire is offered on a one to one basis, with all flights taking place in dual-controlled fixed wing Thruster microlights. We have 20, 30, 45 and 60 flight durations available and in each case you will have a pre-flight safety briefing before take off and once airborne, you will be invited to take the controls - and if you fancy continuing to get your NPPL(M) (that's National Private Pilot's Licence Microlighting) these initial lessons in Oxfordshire do count towards the minimum 25 flying hours needed to gain your licence.
• Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Minimum age 14
• Under 18's must be accompanied on the airfield by and adult
• Maximum weight 14 stone (90kg)
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins
• Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the take off and landing
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Flights are usually in a Thruster Sprint 'fix wing' microlight
• Enstone Airfield, Oxford
• The airfield is 15 miles North West of the centre of Oxford between Woodstock and Chipping Norton.