What can I expect on the day
Fly in a microlight from Strathaven and see some rather grand sights from the air! Strathaven Airfield in South Lanarkshire is a lovely place for an outing in a microlight and this operator has a full range of flight durations, from a taster trip around the local area, to a 'land away' experience to another airfield.
If Strathaven Airfield sounds familiar, it may be because Colin, who owns the airfield and runs this microlighting school (where he is also Chief Flying Instructor) featured on Grand Designs with his wife Marta when they built a stunning contemporary house right on the airfield - perfect for keeping an eye on the comings and goings on the runway!
So as well as getting to see something of an architectural TV star on your microlight lesson at Strathaven, what else can you expect? Well, a friendly West Scotland welcome is assured and with so much stunning countryside on the doorstep of this airfield, even the shortest flight duration offers up some spectacular views.
We are offering 30, 40 and 80 minute flights out of Strathaven. Climb into your fleece-lined flying suit and get ready for the off in your super light microlight. If you opt for the half hour flight, you'll see the house on the airfield (of course!) and sights such as Strathaven Castle, the multicoloured town centre and the large country houses dotted around its outskirts. There'll also be time for a low-level fly past back at the airstrip so friends and family can get those in-action shots!
On the 40 minute trip you heading could take out towards Bothwell Castle or the lovely Tinto Hill and then over towards Prestwick and the Clyde Coast. If you go for the landaway lesson, you'll get a real feel for what microlighting is all about, with the possibility to take an outward flight cross country to land at another airfield such as Cumbernauld, before heading back to Strathaven. And for the return leg you can sit up front in the microlight to get that proper captain's view of Lanarkshire from the air!
We think going up in a microlight at Strathaven airfield is a great choice for any aviation fans in South Lanarkshire. With the wonders of West Scotland ready to be discovered from the air (and you can even see Ireland on a clear day!) we think these lessons offer a great combination of teaching and sightseeing all rolled into one.
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