Take the controls and pilot the plane during your flight
Can contribute towards flying time for a Private Pilot's Licence
There is nothing more thrilling than heading up into the clouds. And with this experience it's not a massive piece of machinery you will be boarding (such as a 747) but the Cessna 152 or Piper PA28 - both two seater training planes with dual controls. This means you will be sitting up front next to the pilot with the controls just ahead. After talking you through the controls, if you are feeling confident the instructor may even let you take over and fly the plane yourself.
Seven days a week throughout the year. Please note the centre is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
max 6′max 18 st
Minimum age 16, maximum height 6' and maximum weight 14 stone.
Flying is a weather dependent activity and it's essential that you call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your 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. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of your booked time.
Numbers on the Day
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.