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Introductory Flying Lesson

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Feel the adrenaline rush as you take the controls of your light aircraft and soar across the sky, you’ll receive one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor and will spend up to 30 minutes in the air (including taxiing and landing). What you learn will depend on your chosen location but all participants receive flying time that counts towards a Private Pilot's licence.

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Experience Details

Your flying lesson starts with a pre-flight briefing from your qualified instructor. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls.

Once in the plane, you are given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control. You will also be able to communicate with each other so you can be guided through your first lesson. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will take over to land the plane at the airfield and taxi back.

You should allow 1 hour for your whole experience, but the flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 25-30 minutes.

Who is suitable for this experience?

Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent).
Minimum height: 4ft 10in. Maximum height: 6ft 4in.
Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 14 to 18 stone at other locations.
Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft.
These are guidelines only and you should check any queries at the time of booking.


Availability

Flying lessons take place all year round and are normally available on any day of the week.


Spectators

Spectators are usually welcome, without charge, but will not be able to accompany you in the plane. Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so you should check with the centre when booking.


Itinerary

  • Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety.
  • One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor.
  • 30 minutes flying lesson (including taxiing and landing) with the opportunity to take the controls.
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.

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