Begin this light aircraft session on firm ground in West Sussex by meeting an experienced pilot for a full safety briefing and talk on important flying techniques. Next, hop into a dual-controlled two-seater Piper training plane and take to the skies for a thrilling 60 minute flight. During the session, take over the controls and fly the craft under the supervision of the pilot. Should the experience bring out the flying bug, this flight time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL).
Seven days a week throughout the year, excluding Christmas. Weekends can get very busy so we recommend booking at least four weeks in advance.
Minimum age is 16. Maximum weight is 15 stone. Maximum height is 6'3''.
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.
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.
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Briefings may be shared. The flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
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.
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.