Take the controls and pilot the plane during the flight
A flight in a light aircraft is a far cry from the large 747 passenger jets we board to go on holiday. After meeting a pilot for a discussion on important flying methods and a full safety briefing, step aboard a dual-controlled two-seater training plane (either a Cessna 150 or 152) at this airfield in Petersborough, in preparation for take-off. Once in the air, enjoy an exhilarating 60 minute flight, during which time (at the pilot's discretion), there will be a chance to take over the controls to become honorary pilot.
Seven days a week throughout the year. Weekends can get very busy, if you want a weekend date we recommend booking several weeks in advance.
min 4′ - max 6′5″max 16 st
Minimum age is 16. Minimum height is 4', maximum 6'5''. Maximum weight is 16 stone. The venue can cater for some disabled participants, please call us to check before booking.
Flying is a very weather dependent activity and it is crucial that you call the centre (after 9am) on the day, for a weather check. If your flight is cancelled due to the weather, you will be able to rebook.
Your experience will last for about 80 minutes, including your 60 minute flight. Flight times are approximate and are the chocks-off to chocks-on duration.
Numbers on the Day
Your briefing might be shared. Your flight will be held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
A maximum of four spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Your flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL). To qualify for a PPL you need 35 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying. If you have ever wanted to be a pilot, this is a great way to get started.