Board a two seater training plane with an experienced instructor for a 60 minute flight from an airfield in Hertfordshire. Once in the air and at the instructors discretion, take control and experience the thrill of personally piloting the craft. As with all flying experiences, safety is key so the experience starts with a welcome and a detailed briefing about safety and flying techniques with the instructor, before heading over to the plane for take-off. This experience is perfect for anyone who harbours an ambition to learn how to properly fly a plane, since the time spent in the air can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence.
Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays throughout the year (we recommend booking at least four weeks in advance). The venue is closed on Christmas Day.
Minimum height 4', maximum height is 6'. Maximum weight is 14 stone and minimum age is 16.
Flying is weather dependent and it's essential to call the venue for a weather check. For morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon/evening bookings call before setting out. Cancelled flights can be rebooked direct.
The experience lasts for about 80 minutes, including the 60 minute flight. Flight times are approximate and are the chocks-off to chocks-on duration.
The briefing may be shared. The flight will be held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
Spectators are welcome to watch take off and land. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
The flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL). To qualify for a PPL you need 35 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying. For anyone who has ever wanted to be a pilot, this is a great way to get started.
I highly recommend this experience and it is easily one of the highlights of my life to date. It was a great experience to fly a plane, and I have never felt anything like it before. It was an exhilirating time, and my wife commented how my smile didn't leave my face for days. The pilot/instructor (Mikey) was excellent. He was friendly, welcoming and made me feel at ease. I am now considering doing a PPL license and I am looking forward to flying again. If you want an unforgettable experience, then do not hesitate to do this.
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