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.