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Microlights County Durham

Durham Tees Valley Airport
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    • 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
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Microlighting in County Durham - an irresistible combination of wonderful sights to see from the air, an international airport that's never too busy and a wonderful little aircraft to fly in! Whether it's your first time ever in small plane and you fancy a taster, or you want to indulge in an extended experience, we've got the lesson for you.

This microlighting school is based at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Originally an RAF station, commercial aviation has seen flights taking off and landing here since 1964. In the summer the airport is a popular choice for holidaymakers throughout the North East, with several big jet charter flights rotations a day. And there are scheduled flights to Scotland and over to the main hub of Amsterdam all year round, making this a cosmopolitain kind of place!

All this aerial activity means the airport is a 24 hour, 365 days a year operation. Our school flies microlights from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. What's more, Teesside has all the advantages of a larger airport (excellent runways, full Air Traffic Control, engineering, maintenance, re-fuelling for aircraft and their pilots), without the disadvantages (limited slots, giving way to and waiting for commercial traffic, cluttered airspace etc).

So now you know a little bit more about this airport between Darlington and Durham, what about the microlights? This centre uses the funky little Ikarus C42 Bravo - a popular trainer and touring microlight that looks just like your usual light aircraft, except that being so light means you can cover 500 miles or more with one tank of fuel.

They are also incredibly easy to fly. Our Co Durham crew has most definitely put safety first as well, by investing in onboard systems such as the digital avionics system (a modern alternative to dials and gauges), the large screen colour GPS, transponders and even a Ballistic Recovery System, which is  basically a parachute for the whole aircraft!

Whilst this all makes it sound quite high-tech, none of it takes away from the pilot experience. This closed-cockpit style microlight is still highly interactive, intuitive and a real pleasure to fly. No wonder the National Private Pilot's Licence with microlight class rating is the most popular form of licence, not just in Co Durham but the whole of the UK.

We have several ways to go microlighting over County Durham. Dip your toe in the fascinating world of general aviation with a 30 minute trial lesson, take a longer flight path with a 60 or 90 minute flight, or head way beyond Durham with a flyway experience that sees you touch down at a friendly airport with time for a break before heading back to Durham Tees Valley.

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What's included in this experience?

• Choose from a 30, 60 or 90 minute flight or a 2 hour Big Flyaway
• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Flight times are 'chock to chock'
• Allow up to 1 hour on site for the 30 minute experience, 1.5 hours for 60 minutes and up to 2 hours for the 90 minute flight

Big Flyaway
• Take to the air with your instructor and fly to another airport
• Discuss the flight over a break before the return journey
• Take the controls during the flight home
• Allow up to 4 hours on site
• 2 hours of this will be in the air

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When is it available?

• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year, subject to availability and weather conditions

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Where can I do this experience?

• Durham Tees Valley Airport, County Durham

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age 14
• Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Maximum weight 15st 5lbs
• Maximum height 6ft 5ins

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch
• There is a club room with views of the airport and free tea and coffee

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