Take the controls and pilot the plane during your flight
Can contribute towards flying time for a Private Pilot's Licence
Here is your chance to spend a full thirty minutes up in the clouds, flying in either a Cessna 152 or Piper PA28. Both these makes of small aeroplane are made with two seats and with dual controls as they were created for training. This gives you the opportunity to actually fly yourself, if both you and the instructor are feeling confident when you are in the air. You will have the advantage of a safety briefing on the ground and a chat on flying techniques, then a talk through the controls once you are in the plane. So move over Biggles!
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.