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Microlighting Derbyshire

Darley Moor Airfield, Derbyshire
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    • 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
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    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
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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 Derbyshire means flying with champions! This venue isn't just an airfield, it's a veritable airpark with a whole host of aerial activities on offer, including these have a go flights in flex or fixed wing microlights flown by champions.

Chief Flying Instructor Chris Dawes is a display pilot and world record holder. He loves free flying and gets airborne in a variety of ways, but today he'll be showing you how to fly a microlight. Chris has been on TV many times in the air, sits on the board of various aviation committees and trains and examines microlight pilots. His partner Judy is also a world record breaker and holder of an MBE, whilst the other microlight pilots at the venue have all clocked up many hours in the machines and are all CAA approved.

This Derbyshire school has both types of microlight for you to try. Flexwing (or weight-shift/trike) microlights have a hang-glider shaped canopy and in the small open cockpit the pilot and passenger sit one behind the other. The newly acquired fixed wing microlight is an Ikarus C42 that, despite looking like a conventional aeroplane, is still classed as a microlight as it's light, but the controls are very similar with the two seats side by side.

We are offering 20, 30, 40 and 60 minute microlighting in Derbyshire and if you decide to take the sport further, the time you clock up on this experience will count towards your microlight pilot's licence. Once airborne, you will be over some of the famous Derbyshire countryside, such as Carsington Water, Ashbourne and Dove Dale.

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Microlighting Derbyshire
5.0
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Review posted last week
Amazing experience. The people were great, really friendly and very helpful. The skies were clear and the view fantastic. Flying in a microlight flex wing is very different to being in a plane. You need to try it to understand. I recommend this experience. If you have a sense of adventure, you'll love it.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Derbyshire
5.0
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Review posted 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience difficult to put into words. Very friendly and helpful staff and the pilot/instructor, Steve, very professional and knowledgeable. (he really "lives" flying) made me feel very relaxed and safe throughout the flight. Really really good. Planning to do it all over again!!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Derbyshire
5.0
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Review posted 11 months ago
The experience was amazing and would recommend it to anyone's day the instructor was excellent
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Derbyshire
1.0
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Review posted 11 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the flight .. Though more edgy than I expected.

Will tell friends of my experience, but leave it up to them rather than 'recommend'
No, I do not recommend this product.

Microlighting Derbyshire
5.0
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Review posted about 1 year ago
For someone who lived in Derbyshire as a child went to school in Matlock, camped , walked, over many years,it was fantastic. I extended my flight and at 80 yrs old I would recomend this to any one..People at Ashbourne were great .
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• You may take your lesson in either a fixed wing Ikarus C42 or flexi wing microlight
• Choose from a 20, 30, 40 or 60 minute flight duration
• A safety briefing and introduction to the aircraft and equipment used
• Once airborne you will be given the option to take the controls and fly the microlight yourself or simply sit back and enjoy the views
• Time flown can be counted towards a qualification

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When is it available?

• Selected weekday and weekends
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions

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Where can I do this experience?

• Darley Moore Airfield in Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Who is it suitable for?

• The minimum age is 14 years old
•Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight is 90 kg
• A sturdy pair of ankle boots and warm clothing are recommended

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome
• There are designated viewing areas around the flying school allowing friends and family to see you in flight

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Anything else I need to know?

• Refreshments are available to purchase
• There is also a flying shop, pilot's room and classroom onsite

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