Experience the unrivalled thrill of aviation aboard G-AXLZ, a restored Piper Cub
Receive a pre-flight briefing and professional training
Once in the air, take over the Cub's controls
Soak in incredible panoramic views from the craft's cockpit
Enter the thrilling world of vintage aviation with a 60 minute flight aboard a classically restored ex-military Piper Cub. This nimble craft's roots date back to the 1930's and it is still used today as a popular flight training plane. After a comprehensive safety briefing and tuition on all essential flight controls, climb into the Piper Cub to get ready for the ride ahead. Once in the air, take over the craft's controls and gently guide it through the sky with your professional instructor on hand to act as a co-pilot. Take in stunning panoramic views of the landscape below whilst experiencing the unrivalled joys of flying such a classic plane. For those with the flying bug, 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 16 stone. Maximum height is 6'4''.
Flying is a weather dependent activity and it's essential to call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If the flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
Expect to be at the venue for a total of 90 minutes. The flight itself lasts for around 60 minutes. 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 take-off and landing. 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 Private Pilot's Licence (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.