Microlight Flying in Somerset
Things couldn't be more different than a plane when flying in a microlight. In fact a trip on one of these nippy, lightweight little flying machines is about as close as it gets to being a bird. Begin the session with a health and safety briefing from an experienced pilot, before boarding a dual-controlled 'flex wing' microlight, which is based on the frame of a hang glider. Once airborne, experience the incredible handling and zippy speed of this lightweight craft whilst enjoying breathtaking bird's-eye views. During the flight, take control of the microlight, with an instructor on hand throughout to offer advice and encouragement. This particular flight can also count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence.
- Take to the skies in a zippy microlight
- Expert tuition from a qualified instructor
- Take control of the craft (at the pilot's discretion)
- Flying time can contribute towards a Private Pilot's Licence for microlights
- Availability Description
Tuesday - Sunday afternoons (usually between 12 - 3pm) throughout the main flying season from May to mid-September. Week night flights can take off up to 7.30pm in summer.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum weight is 16 and a half stone and minimum age is 16. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who'll be required to sign a disclaimer.
Weather dependency means you can be cancelled at very short notice so you MUST call for confirmation between 9 - 10am on the morning of the flight. Any cancellations are rebooked.
Please allow up to an hour at the venue. As a guide, the flight can last for anywhere between 15 and 25 minutes, depending on thermals and wind.
- Numbers on the Day
The briefing might be shared, but the flight is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified pilot.
- Dress Code
These microlights have open cockpits, so wrap up warm. We recommend long trousers, closed in shoes, socks and long sleeve jumpers. Bring gloves in winter and sunblock and a hat in summer. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
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.