across the UK with
YOU in the cockpit!
This experience will last a total of approx. 40 minutes, with approx. 20 minutes spent in the air. (We don't compromise on your time in the air. When comparing us with others, check the small print and the time actually spent in the air.)
The trial lesson is designed for you to have fun,and to familiarise you with the aircraft including safety and the flight controls, whilst taking in the stunning Derbyshire scenery.
With more than 3,000 in the UK, microlights are the largest single group of light aviation aircraft in the World and flexwing (weight-shift)microlights like the one you could fly originated from NASA's manned space flight programme!
After all kinds of experimentation,the forerunners of the modern flexwing microlight took to the skies in the early 1970s. Since then, wing and airframe/engine technology has moved on rapidly.
In the last few years microlights have circumnavigated the globe and set new world records. Despite their fragile appearance, modern microlight aircraft are incredibly strong and have one of the best safety records in leisure aviation.
The experience - on arrival you will be greeted by your instructor in the clubhouse and given a pre-flight briefing. Then on with flight suits, intercoms, helmets and off to the Flexwing microlight for a quick look around. Into the back seat strapped in, the instructor does preflight checks radios for flight information, engine start up, taxi to hold point of runway line up and off we go... The engine starts. You start to move along the runway and feel the wind underneath the visor of your helmet.Then, after just a few metres, the whole thing suddenly rises up into the air and you're flying!
Once airborne at a safe height,you will have the opportunity to take control of the aircraft and fly yourself.
The sensation of flight in a microlight is quite unlike anything else you will ever experience.It is probably the nearest thing to what the earliest days of flying must have been like; slow flight at relatively low altitudes in an open cockpit where you're almost completely exposed to the elements - the view from the cockpit is unbeliev
If your lesson is cancelled because of the weather or due to other unforseen circumstances by your instructor there of course will be no charge to you and the flight willl be rescheduled.
If you need to cancel your lesson , provided there is at least 24 hours notice prior to the lesson, you can reschedule free of charge.
NOTE: Cafe/restaurant at Netherthorpe is closed on Mondays.
Each voucher entitles
to participate in this experience. The voucher is
non-transferable, which means that only the person named on the voucher can use it.
The voucher remains valid for bookings for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for
We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important for weekend events.
Event takes place at
Netherthorpe in Yorkshire
Nottinghamshire, S80 2JQ.
There is currently 1 review of this experience. Write a review.
Very easy, suitable dates.Sat Nav took me straight there. Toilets very clean, cafe a bit limited but lovely bacon cob. Excellent helpfull staff, very knowledgable and made me feel safe. The briefing was thorough and gave me confidence in the pilot. This experience was fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone, and want to do it again! Lots of photo opportunities; and we also took the opportunity to hang around the airfield and watch the airoplanes for a time.
Overall rating: Excellent
"I would like to thank you for providing the opportunity for us to book an experience flying lesson for my Dad for his birthday which he thoroughly enjoyed. We were extremely impressed with the efficency and professionalism of your service and would always use you again in the future and will recommend you to anyone who is interested in this kind of gift to give to someone."
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