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Microlight Experience

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Microlight aircraft are quite varied these days, with many clubs now flying fixed wing microlights that offer the comfort of a regular training aircraft, whilst others still offer flights in the flexible wing, 'open cockpit' style microlights.

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Location

Locations nationwide - click here for the full list.
Some venues have both types of microlights, some only provide one type.
'Flex wing' microlights have open style cockpits and a wing like a hang glider. 'Fix wing' microlights have a closed cockpit and resemble normal airplanes.


Experience Details

All microlight experiences start with a pre-flight briefing where you will be shown the ultra light aircraft, its main characteristics and have the basic principles of flight explained. All really interesting stuff even before you've taken to the air!

Then once securely strapped in, the instructor will handle the take off and climb. Having settled down in level flight your pilot will demonstrate a few gentle turns and you will then be given the opportunity to try for yourself.

All microlight clubs are part of the British Microlight Aircraft Association and all aircraft used on these microlight experiences comply with the British Civil Airworthiness Requirements issued by the CAA to regulate each aircraft, the manufacturer and pilots.

Who is suitable for this experience?

The minimum age for microlighting is 14 years old. There is a maximum weight of 15 stone, however the maximum weight for the Lancashire location is 17.3 stone. Maximum height limit of 6'2".


Availability

Microlighting is available throughout the year at most venues where conditions allow, though some flying venues are only operational at weekends.

You might prefer to take your flight in warm weather, as in some microlights passengers are exposed to the elements, however insulated flying suits are provided

Spectators

Spectators are most welcome to go along to the airfield to watch the take off and landing. Facilities on site vary from location to location.


Itinerary

Flight times are 'chock to chock' so include taxi time.


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