This experience starts with a full saftey briefing about flying, techniques and safety. Then along with an experienced instructor, board a Piper PA28 (a dual-controlled two-seater training plane) ready for flight. Take to the skies for a 30 minute flight and see the buildings shrink below. At the pilot's discretion, confident flyers are encouraged to take the controls of the dual-controlled two-seater training plane and experience the thrill of piloting first-hand. Flying is a thrill like no other and this experience could be even the start of some pilot training sessions.
Seven days a week except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Weekends can get very busy; if a weekend date is required we recommend booking at least four weeks in advance (even earlier for summer weekends).
Minimum age is 16. Maximum weight is 18 stone. Maximum height is 6'6''. For security reasons, photographic ID (ideally a passport) MUST be produced by all passengers on the day or they wo'nt be permitted to fly.
Flying is a weather dependent activity and it's essential to call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If the flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
Lasts around 40 minutes, including a 30 minute flight. Flight times are approximate and are the chocks-off to chocks-on duration.
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The briefing might be shared. The flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
Spectators are welcome to watch the take off and landing.
Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence. To qualify for a PPL 35 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying is required.