Take the reins of the microlight (at the instructor's discretion)
Can count towards flight time for a Private Pilot's Licence for microlights
Experience the incredibly breathtaking sensation of microlight flying. Following a full flight and safety briefing from a qualified pilot, jump aboard a dual-controlled microlight. There are two styles of microlight: flex wing', modelled on the frame of a hang glider; or 'fixed wing', which is not unlike a conventional aircraft. Once airborne, admire sensational birds-eye views of the ground below whilst marvelling at the microlights agility and speed. During the flight, take over the main controls to experience the true joys of ultralight aviation. For those who catch the bug, the flying time can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence. A one day club membership is also included.
Selected weekend dates. The venue is closed on Christmas Day. Dates fill up quickly, so book at least three weeks in advance, even earlier for summer weekend dates.
Maximum fully-clothed weight is 16 stone. There is no minimum age but 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.
Flying is weather dependent. It is essential to the venue after 8.30am on the morning of the experience for a weather check before setting out. If the flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for another date or time.
The flight will last for approximately 60 minutes, but please allow for longer at the venue.
Numbers on the Day
Briefings may be shared, but the flight is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified microlight flight instructor.
Spectators are welcome to come along and watch you take off and land from the warmth and comfort of the coffee shop. 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.
This flying time can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence, for which you need 15 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying to qualify. Please be aware that this is quite a high adrenaline experience, not for the faint hearted.