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Microlight trial lesson at Sandy
Rated 4.0/5
Based on 1 customer review
Cost: £125.00

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Product review: Microlighting experience by , 17 Jan 16 4/5 Good "Arranging the date proved difficult as microlighting is dependent upon the weather. The date was changed about 5 times due to conditions. However, Mike who runs the microlighting school was really helpful and extremely accommodating. The venue was easy to find. Facilities were very basic (outside toilet at edge of airfield). Catering facilities consisted of a portacabin where the staff made drinks if wanted. The staff were friendly, welcoming, knowledgable and very laid back. The equipment seemed suitable for task. The briefing was Very good. Mike ran through what we would be doing and that we would be in constant contact through microphones. Mike seemed extremely confident and passionate about microlighting and has over 20 years experience. His team also emphasised how safe it would be flying with Mike. Unfortunately the experience wasn't as good as expected. It was a really hot day which created thermal pockets of hot air which made for a bumpy and 'sickly' ride. I'm glad to say that i've done the experience but don't wish to repeat it! My husband took photos prior to take off and following landing. There was no pressure for us to leave the airfield and Mike even invited me to come back one evening when it would be calmer. "

30 minute Microlight lesson - Flexwing at Sandy

£125.00 inc VAT

Microlight trial lesson
30 minute Microlight lesson - Flexwing
After a pre flight safety briefing it is out to the aircraft and time to get airborne. The instructor will demonstate some moves and then it is your turn! Spectators welcome.

This experience will last a total of approx. 45 minutes, with approx. 30 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.)



What's included

This package includes a pre flight safety briefing, use of flight suit, headset, helmet and gloves.
Have a sensational, mind-blowing experience as you soar through the sky in a microlight. This is your chance to be introduced to the world of microlight flying!
Experience the thrill of being sky high and controlling a light aircraft.
You will be flown by an experienced pilot who lives and loves flying. It will feel like you are in another world as you see Bedfordshire from this unique and amazing perspective.
Experiences start with a pre flight briefing and then it is time to the air!
Once securely strapped in, the instructor will handle the take off and climb. Once settled down in level flight your pilot will demonstrate a few gentle turns and you may be given the opportunity to try for yourself.
You may not believe us now, but you will find it is really quite easy (yet still totally thrilling!) to actually fly the aircraft yourself.
This experience is pure magic and will remain a treasured memory forever!


Special Conditions

We fly Microlights throughout the year.
All equipment: Flying suits, Helmets and Gloves are provided.
The minimum age for microlighting is 14 years old. No maximum.
There is a maximum weight limit of 89 to 110 kg (14 to 16.5 stone) depending on the Aircraft.
Spectators are most welcome to come along to the airfield to watch the fun. There is a decking area to view the flying from and most weekends the cafe is open for tea, coffee, and bacon sandwiches.


Voucher

Each voucher entitles one person 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 6 months from the date of purchase. Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for your event.


Booking your event

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.



Location

Event takes place at Sandy in Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire, SG19 1ND.



Reviews

There is currently 1 review of this experience. Write a review.

Microlighting experience

(Reviewed by Caroline Lynskey 17/01/2016)

Arranging the date proved difficult as microlighting is dependent upon the weather. The date was changed about 5 times due to conditions. However, Mike who runs the microlighting school was really helpful and extremely accommodating. The venue was easy to find. Facilities were very basic (outside toilet at edge of airfield). Catering facilities consisted of a portacabin where the staff made drinks if wanted. The staff were friendly, welcoming, knowledgable and very laid back. The equipment seemed suitable for task. The briefing was Very good. Mike ran through what we would be doing and that we would be in constant contact through microphones. Mike seemed extremely confident and passionate about microlighting and has over 20 years experience. His team also emphasised how safe it would be flying with Mike. Unfortunately the experience wasn't as good as expected. It was a really hot day which created thermal pockets of hot air which made for a bumpy and 'sickly' ride. I'm glad to say that i've done the experience but don't wish to repeat it! My husband took photos prior to take off and following landing. There was no pressure for us to leave the airfield and Mike even invited me to come back one evening when it would be calmer.

Overall rating: Good

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