Take the controls of the microlight (at the pilot's discretion)
Can contribute towards flying time for a Private Pilot's Licence
Hop aboard a nippy, lightweight microlight for a thrilling aerial adventure above the Lancashire countryside. Begin with a briefing from a qualified instructor before boarding a dual-controlled flex-wing microlight for the flight. Based on the frame of a hang glider, this little craft is capable of surprising speed and manoeuvrability. The instructor may even hand over to allow you to take the chance to assume piloting duties in order to experience the microlight's amazing capabilities first-hand.
Seven days a week all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Maximum fully-clothed weight is 17 stone. Minimum age is 16 and under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who'll be required to sign a disclaimer. Women in either the first or the last three months of pregancy can't fly.
Any cancellations due to weather will be re-booked for another date or time. All customers are allocated an 8am intial booking time and it is ESSENTIAL to call the venue from 8am on the morning of the experience to be given your specific flying time.
Actual flight time is given when you call the venue the morning of the experience. The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes, but please allow for longer at the venue.
Numbers on the Day
The briefing might be shared, but the flight will be held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified microlight flight instructor.
Spectators are welcome to come along and watch take off and land. A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy.
Most microlights have open cockpits, so wrap up warm. Wear sensible shoes (no heels) and gloves. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Flying time can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence, for which 15 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying is needed to qualify. Please be aware that this is quite a high adrenaline experience, not for the faint hearted.