Guide to flying experiences
Flights4all offers a wide choice of flying experiences around the UK which
can make the perfect gift for a friend or relative celebrating a birthday, an anniversary or
in recognition of a special achievement.
What you need to decide
In order to choose the perfect flying experience, you need to consider these things:
There are over 400 airfields around the UK that are available to private pilots. These airfields
vary from something that is little more that a grassed field to major airfields with tarmac runways where
the private pilots share the runways and airspace with commercial airlines.
When choosing where to fly from, consider whether you want to fly from near your home, or from another
location. Remember, the best facilities and the widest choice may not be at the nearest airfield.
You can use our
Airfield finder to find out more about airfields around the UK.
The cost of a flying event will depend principally on the duration of the experience and the type of aircraft.
The cheapest aircraft to fly are usually microlights, with many gift vouchers available at under £100. Light aircraft and
Tiger Moths offer mid prices, while the complexity and running costs of helicopters make these premium events.
You can search our gifts by
Do you want to sit back and enjoy the view - a pleasure flight - or do you want to get your hands on the controls and begin to understand what
it takes to fly the aircraft - a trial lesson? Make sure you choose the right type of experience!
The final decision to be made is the type of aircraft that you or your friend would like to fly. If a fixed wing is more your style then
your choice is between the simple efficiency of a microlight and the grace and potential of a light aircraft. Those interested in the history of aviation
would definitely vote for the excitement of a Tiger Moth biplane flight, with its authentic 1930's feel. For those who survive on the pulses of adrenaline
rushing through their veins it has to be the G-forces and aerial thrill of an Aerobatics experience.
If you're feeling baffled then try one of our recommended gift vouchers, suitable for flying lessons
at airfields around the country.
You can find out more about each of these aircraft
in our free guides: All about
Search for flights in
hot air balloons or
Not sure you want to leave the ground? Search our flight simulator events.
Still can't decide?
If you're sure that you want to give a flying experience, but remain unsure which experience they would enjoy most, then
you need a Hotseat Coupon. These coupons entitle the holder to cash them in against any flying
experience on the Flights4all web site.
- Coupons with face values from £25 - £300
- Redeemable against any Flights4all flying event
- Valid for 12 months
Other gift ideas
If a flying experience might not be exactly what you want, then take a look in our Gift Directory, where we have
lots of other aviation related ideas that make excellent presents: