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Flying Lessons. Take to the air & learn to fly



    • Our best value flying lessons
    • 30 minute flights chock to chock
    • Nationwide locations available
    • Over 30 airfields to choose from
    • Fly the skies for 60 minutes
    • Locations offered nationwide
    • Take the controls of the plane yourself
    • Great value first flying lessons
    • One flight as pilot + one as observer
    • Vouchers for one or two people available
    • Your chance to taxi the aeroplane out
    • A complimentary post-flight pub drink
    • Flying out of Camberley Airport, Surrey
    • An airfield steeped in WW2 history
    • Spectators can watch from the Bushe Cafe
    • A huge range of experiences available
    • Lessons at John Lennon Airport
    • Fly at a bustling international airport
    • Two and four seater aircraft offered
    • Landaways to Blackpool Airport available
    • Lessons at Bristol International Airport
    • An aeroclub owned by pilots for pilots
    • Club first established in 1927
    • Variety of planes & durations available
    • Go flying at this CAA approved school
    • Take off from busy Humberside Airport
    • Bustling cargo operations airport
    • Learn the basic controls whilst you fly
    • Landaways: fly, land elsewhere, fly back
    • Double or triple landaways available
    • Enjoy extended time in the air
    • Experience multiple takeoffs & landings
    • See Blackpool Tower & Pleasure Beach
    • Flight academy of excellence
    • Warm & friendly welcome at the club
    • Fab spectator views from 'Airside' cafe
    • Fly out of famous Biggin Hill Airport
    • Training school established in 1947
    • See London and Kent from the air
    • Biggin Hill - the home of IntotheBlue
    • Your first taste of flying
    • Spend 15-20 minutes in the aeroplane
    • Flying schools all over the country
    • Experience suitable for 14yrs+
    • Learn to fly in a four seater plane
    • Possibility of inviting a passenger
    • Flight training centres around the UK
    • Chance to 'take the controls' yourself
    • Fly from Exeter Airport
    • Devon's coast & countryside from the air
    • Flight training centre of excellence
    • Flying lessons operate all year round
    • See behind the scenes of an aeroclub
    • Take a 15-20 minute flying lesson
    • Guided hangar tour included
    • Find out how to become a pilot
    • Lights sport aircraft flights from Abingdon
    • A brilliant range of flight itineraries for lessons
    • Stay local, head to France or the Isle of Wight
    • Plenty of chance to get hands on with the controls
    • Proper pilot training!
    • A block of three x 1 hour lessons
    • Ideal start towards pilot qualification
    • Offered at training schools nationwide
    • Take off from Durham Tees Valley airport
    • Ground safety briefing before your flight
    • Huge range of lessons available including Landaways
    • Suitable for 14 years and over
    • Take a trial flight at famous Duxford
    • Entry to IWM Duxford museum included
    • Amazing aerials views of Duxford
    • Have a go at flying the plane yourself
    • Fly out of family-run Clacton Airfield
    • Stunning coastal views of Clacton on Sea
    • School has offered lessons since 1988
    • Various 2 or 4 seater flights available
    • Light sport aircraft flying near Grantham
    • Fly from Saltby Airfield on the Leics/Lincs border
    • A full range of lesson durations available
    • One month club membership with all vouchers
    • Special Light Sport Aircraft flying out of Popham
    • Learn to fly an Ikarus C42
    • Choose between a 30 and 60 trial flying lesson
    • Take the controls within minutes of taking off
    • 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute flights available
    • Perfect introduction for first time flyers
    • Take the controls and fly the aircraft!
    • Preflight briefing on controls and flying principles
    • Take off from Carlisle Airport
    • Cruise at 2000ft over the local sights and coast
    • Visit the Solway Aviation Museum on site
    • A small & friendly family-run centre
    • Light sport aircraft flying at Clench Common
    • Fly over the North Wessex Downs
    • Club uses a fleet of fully-enclosed microlights
    • Plenty of hands-on time to fly the Ikarus yourself
    • Trial flying lessons out of Conington Airfield
    • Fly over the patchwork Peterborough countryside
    • One to one flying lessons, various flight durations
    • Operator generally uses Cessna and Piper aircraft
    • Flights from Bodmin Airfield in Cornwall
    • North and south coast views as you fly
    • The school has operated here since 1972
    • Choose a 2 or 4 seater light aircraft
    • Based out of Cranfield Aerodrome in Bedfordshire
    • Cranfield-synonymous with pilot training
    • Take off on long, wide tarmac runways
    • Select a two or four seater experience
    • Flying at Eaglescott Airfield in Devon
    • Just 5 miles inland from the coast
    • Learn to fly in unrestricted airspace
    • Flights operate spring to autumn
    • Join the big planes at Glasgow Airport!
    • Fly over the Black & White Cart waters
    • Scenic Renfrewshire & beyond from the air
    • Learn at a commercial training school
    • Take off from Compton Abbas Airfield
    • Most instructors are ex-BA pilots
    • Airfield sits at 800ft above sea level
    • Panoramic views of Dorset hills
    • Lessons at Lydd/London Ashford Airport
    • Lydd has a fascinating aviation history
    • Fun & informative flying lessons for all
    • A family-run school open all year round
    • Flying lessons out of Leicester Airport
    • 20/40 minute two or four seater lessons available
    • 'Round Robin' - three flights to share in one trip
    • Flying club established in 1909 and thriving today
    • Flights from Wickenby Aerodrome in Lincs
    • A wide choice of flight experiences
    • Lancaster Sqn aviation museum on site
    • Views of the Lincolnshire countryside
    • Lessons out of Elstree Aerodrome
    • Our nearest flight school to London
    • Go flying in a modern two or four seater plane
    • Centre is open throughout the year
    • Fly from Newquay Cornwall Airport
    • All planes used are dual-controlled
    • See the likes of Mawgan Porth beaches
    • Loads of flight times to choose from
    • Trial flying lessons from North Weald airfield
    • CAA Approved Training Organisation
    • Two and four seater aircraft available for lessons
    • 'Air Experience' combines sightseeing & tuition
    • Flying lessons out of Netherthorpe Airfield
    • Aerodrome well-placed for North Notts, Sheffield etc
    • Choice of two and four seater aircraft to fly in
    • Flying school established in the late 1990s
    • Flying lessons out of Oban Airport
    • See the stunning views of Argyll & Bute from 3000ft
    • Plenty of hands-on time at the plane's controls
    • A full range of lessons durations in 2 & 4 seaters
    • Trial flying lessons from Haverfordwest Aerodrome
    • See the best of Pembrokeshire as you fly
    • Plenty of time to take control of the plane
    • Lessons from highly experienced instructor pilots
    • Fly out of Sibson Airfield
    • All flights are treated as lessons
    • You take control - if you want to
    • CAA approved centre training
    • Take to the skies from Redhill Aerodrome
    • Great views from cafes for spectators
    • Extensive range of flight options
    • Learn to fly in modern light aircraft
    • Flights from Fenland Airfield near Spalding, Lincs
    • Variety of lessons including landaways available
    • School uses a fleet of 2 and 4 seater Cessnas
    • Excellent on-site facilities including clubhouse
    • Home Counties flight training at its best
    • Taking off from Stapleford Airfield nr Romford
    • Excellent ground facilities for pilots
    • Spectators can watch from the clubhouse
    • Fly at Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common
    • Great aerial views of the Gower Peninsula
    • Lots of flight paths possible
    • Small & friendly Welsh flying school
    • Flying lessons from Lleweni Parc
    • See picturesque North Wales from the air
    • Highly qualified instructor pilots
    • Tuition in dual controlled trainers
    • Flying lessons out of Halfpenny Green Airport
    • Learn to fly at this airport nr Wolverhampton
    • Pilot multi-lesson starter packs also offered
    • Superb onsite pilot's cafe too!
    • Fly from Robin Hood Sheffield Doncaster Airport
    • The only flight school operating at this airport
    • Mixing General Aviation with International flights
    • In-flight tuition so you can take the controls
    • Fly from Shoreham Airport on the West Sussex coast
    • Some unique flight options for an unusual gift
    • 'Fly In' visitor centre & 'Airside 2' cafe on site
    • Easy access & close to Brighton and Hove
    • Fly out of Beverley (Linley) airfield nr Leven
    • The aeroclub owns and runs this airfield
    • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Yorkshire Wolds
    • A full range of flight options including landaways
    • Take off from Bournemouth International Airport
    • Flight school based at Aviation Park West
    • Excitement of flying in class D airspace
    • See Sandbanks, Poole Harbour and more from the air
    • Huge choice of flight durations for you
    • Aeroclub based at Coventry Airport nr Baignton
    • Run by pilots for pilots - an enthusiastic team!
    • Sit in the 'pilot in command' seat (the left one!)
    • Fly from the lovely Cumbernauld Airport
    • Airfield is equidistant from Glasgow and Edinburgh
    • On-site cafe ideal location for spectators
    • Lessons operate all year round subject to weather
    • Rural airfield between Earls Colne & Coggeshall
    • A welcoming, well-maintained little airstrip
    • Prefect for taking first foray into flying
    • Club boasts a varied fleet of light aircraft
    • Fly from Retford (Gamston) Airfield North Notts
    • Highly qualified of instructor pilots to teach you
    • Fly the plane yourself once airborne
    • Spectators can enjoy views & food at Apron Cafe
    • Fly from Gloucestershire Airport
    • Aerial adventures over glorious Gloucs countryside
    • Airport handles over 90,000 movements each year
    • Aviator restaurant - food and views for spectators
    • Lessons out Thruxton Aerodrome
    • Airfield is in the middle of Thruxton race circuit
    • All flight times quoted are 'chock to chock'
    • Learn to fly at this ex RAF base in Andover
    • Lessons out of Cardiff International Airport
    • Gorgeous aerial views of Glamorgan as you fly
    • Take off on a 2392m long runway like the big jets!
    • School has large fleet of planes at its disposal
    • Flying out of Norwich International Airport
    • See the Norfolk Broads and the coast as you fly
    • The latest avionics in all training aircraft
    • Spectators welcome - runway view point for photos
    • Trial flights at Turweston Aerodrome nr Brackley
    • Flight school manages and operates the airfield
    • Minimum age for flying is 14 years old
    • Bring a camera - capture aerial views of Northants
    • Flying from Nottingham City Airport in Tollerton
    • Admire Nottingham city skyline from the cockpit
    • Flying school is part of a renowned group
    • Great runway views from Chocks Away cafe
    • Fleet includes light aircraft & motorised glider
    • Views of scholarly Oxford & Blenheim Palace
    • Take off from airfield at Enstone
    • Clubhouse - ideal base for spectators to watch you
    • Head into the skies from Rochester Airport
    • See River Medway & Chatham dockyard from the air
    • Classroom briefing prior to all lessons included
    • On site clubhouse offers friendly welcome
    • Trial flights from Tatenhill Airfield near Burton
    • Base for maintenance, training & avionics companies
    • Highly experienced team of instructor pilots
    • Excellent flight line views for friends and family
    • Try flying at Wellesbourne Mountford nr Stratford
    • Perfect choice for learning in un-congested skies
    • Post-flight debrief & certificate included
    • Clubhouse & cafe ideal base for viewing the action
    • Learn the basics of flight in the air
    • Fly from Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury
    • Wiltshire's only licence airfield
    • A history of flight training since 1917
    • Fly from ex RAF base Deanland Airfield in Lewes
    • School uses Ikarus light aircraft-style microlights
    • Trial flights count towards pilot qualification
    • Airfield is north east of Brighton
    • Ultralight sport aircraft flying in Staffordshire
    • Take off from Tatenhill Airfield
    • Possible flight paths - Peak District & Lady Bower
    • Fly in a modern dual control aircraft by CTSW
    • Discover the delights of light sport aviation
    • Flying out of Damyn's Hall on the edge of Essex
    • Take off in Flight Design's renowned CT plane
    • Good choice of itineraries offered inc landaways
    • Trial flying lessons out of Prestwick Airport
    • Choose between 2 and 4 seater aircraft
    • Enjoy the stunning Ayrshire scenery as you fly
    • You have the chance to take the controls
    • Trial flying lessons over the Solent and beyond
    • Get airborne in an Ikarus C42
    • Flight paths take you over some fascinating sights
    • Plenty of time to take control and fly the Ikarus
    • Unique - fly from a restricted MoD unit Wales!
    • Airfield used for air display training flights etc
    • Flight school team is mostly ex-RAF & Navy pilots
    • Look inside the hangars full of classic planes

Flying lessons that don’t cost a fortune

Learning to fly isn't cheap and you may be wondering just how much flying lessons cost. Well, with our introductory flights, you can get airborne for less than you think. If a quick zip up into the sky in a Cessna suffices, then you can grab yourself a taster lesson, which could be something like this trial flying lesson video, for less than £60.

If you want more time to soar the skies there are introductory sessions that last anything from 20 minutes to a full hour. Whatever flight duration your choose, there will always be time for you to have a go at controlling the plane for yourself. And believe us, keeping the aircraft steady (known as 'straight and level' in aviation speak) whilst maintaining altitude isn't as easy as it sounds

Those budding aviators who really want to lift the lid on recreational flying in light aircraft should go for one of our longer flight packages. We’ve got the 'land away', where you take off from one airport, fly to another, land have a quick cuppa in the clubhouse and then head back to your plane for the return leg.

We also have pilot starter packs for anyone who fancies taking those first aviation steps to gaining the PPL (Private Pilots Licence). These sort of packages give you extra air miles with extended time in the air and options to take multiple lessons over several days, so you can really get an insight into what piloting a light aircraft is all about.

What happens on your flying lesson

After a plane walkaround on the apron, it’s into the cockpit for the pre-flight checks. This is when you verify that pulling back on the stick pushes the elevators up (and the plane into a climb) and inversely, pushing forwards forces the elevators down causing you to descend. Then check the pedals at your feet control the rudder, which helps you turn.  And then a check that moving the stick left or right lifts the ailerons left or right for you to make your turn. See, we told you this aviation lark wasn't easy!

After start up (at this point you'll understand why you're wearing an intercom headset - it can be pretty noisy in these small planes), it’s time to taxi to the runway. Once the delicate matter of taking off has been completed and you're out of your initial climb, it's your chance to shine on these flying lessons. As you utter those immortal words 'I have control' it will be you handling the plane.

We think it's amazing how sensitive the controls are in these light aircraft and if you've got the aviation bug, you might even be able to try and a couple of turns. In summary, no matter what your skill level or flight ambitions, here at Into The Blue we've got the package for you. Wherever you go in the UK, enjoy your fledging flight!

 

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