• 01959 578100

Microlighting North Kent

near Sheerness North Kent
Rated Based On 3 Reviews
    • 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
Total Price

What can I expect on the day

Who else better to teach you how to fly a microlight than the people who actually build them? This very unique experience in North Kent means you'll be heading off from the airfield in one of the microlights actually built at the factory on site!

The dedicated team of aviation engineers show impeccable craftsmanship with each microlight that they produce at this venue just north of Rochester and we think there's nothing better than actually flying in a (very) locally built microlight. The company offers a range of fixed wing microlights including the AV8r, which features the distinctive 'Raven' wing and looks a bit like a motorised tandem hang glider, as the aircraft is controlled by using your hands on a bar.

If you don't fancy this stripped-down version of microlighting, you can also fly in the EclipseR 912, which is a high performance microlight with the renowned Rotax 912 engine and a bit more in the way of fuselage. The company is also producing a small-plane style executive fixed wing microlight called the SLA100 Executive, which offers an altogether different take on the microlighting experience.

Whether you choose to fly on the 20, 40 or one hour microlighting experience, each one starts with a full briefing and introduction to the aircraft and a talk on the basic controls before you head off into the Kentish skies.

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3 reviews, 4.3/5 average rating.
Microlighting North Kent
Review posted 9 months ago
Fanastic to actually fly in an actual micro-light and not one that was just like a light plane.
Very very enjoyable.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting North Kent
Review posted about 4 years ago
I bought my son a microlight experience for his 21st birthday and the day of his flight we all headed to the airfield with him. All the way there I was a little nervous and I think he was too as it was completely new, something he'd never done before and a bit scary. When I saw the microlight I wondered what I'd let him - my baby - in for, going several hundred feet up in the air in a bath tub with wings! I needn't have worried though because he loved every single minute of it. He was allowed to take the controls and told us about how the instructor had switched off the engine for a while so they could glide. It was a truly memorable experience. Well worth every penny.

Microlighting North Kent
Review posted about 4 years ago
Service & product rating - excellent from start to finish

What's included in this experience?

• Fly in a Raven flexwing microlight
• A pre-flight safety briefing and aircraft check 
• Sit in tandem with the pilot and learn how to control the aircraft using the triangular control bar
• Your instructor will take you up to a height of around  2000 feet at speeds of 50-60 mph
• You will get the chance to take the controls and fly the aircraft
• Spectacular views across the Kent countryside
• Presentation of a souvenir flight certificate
• Alternative microlight options include cyclone AX3 and Thruster T600N 3 Axis style microlights with a side by side seating arrangement

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When is it available?

• The flying school is open 7 days a week throughout the year and can usually fly in a wide range of weather conditions
• Should you be unfortunate enough to be beaten by the weather an alternative date can be arranged

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Where can I do this experience?

• Stoke airfield is around 8 miles North East of Rochester

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Who is it suitable for?

• The microlight school welcomes anyone from 14-90
• Maximum weight is 15 stone (95 kg)

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• The airfield boasts a friendly clubhouse offering briefing facilities and refreshments for visitors

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