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30 minute aerobatic trial lesson at Tees Valley

£192.50 inc. VAT

Aerobatic trial lesson
30 minute aerobatic trial lesson
After a short briefing you will take to the skies in the famous Slingsby Firefly and enjoy some serious aerial antics! During the flight you will have opportunity to actually fly the aircraft. Spectators welcomeDon't forget your camera.

This experience will last a total of approx. 60 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 is an ideal introduction to the world of aerobatics.
On arrival you will meet your fully qualified instructor first, for a full flight safety briefing.
Your instructor will walk out to the light aircraft with you and you will then climb aboard the Slingsby Firefly, a nimble aircraft still used today for the primary flight training of the UK armed forces.
Don't forget to listen in on the headset while you await clearance from the tower to taxi.
Once at a safe altitude you will enjoy some serious aerial antics with an aerobatics experience in Durham!
The distinctive 'bubble' canopy of the Firefly gives you excellent all round vision, so you can see below and even behind you as the pilot performs an aerobatics routine high above the Durham sky.
In the air, the instructor pushes the aircraft to its limits, completing a series of impressive aerial manoeuvres, including loops and barrel rolls.
You will get chance to take over the aircraft's controls yourself during the flight in order to experience the true thrill of piloting a plane.
Too soon it will be time to hand back the controls and return to base. After the flight there will be chance to discuss any outstanding questions with your instructor.
Tea/coffee and biscuits provided in a heated seated area in the building.
Signed certificate on completion. You will also recieve an information pack on Learning to Fly.
Spectators welcome and may take photographs. They are unable to go airside but can observe from our side of the security fence.
The person having the flying experience may take a camera/phone into the aircraft to take photographs of the experience.
Please arrive 15 minutes before allocated time.

Special Conditions

Minimum age is 14 Years (adult supervision required on airfield premises for under 16's).
Persons flying need to bring with them a current passport or photo ID driving licemce.
Maximum weight 15 stone (98kg) .
Maximum height is 6' 6" (1.98 m).


Each voucher entitles one person to participate in this experience. The voucher is transferable, which means that anyone can use it. The voucher remains valid for bookings for 9 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.


Event takes place at Tees Valley in Durham
Darlington, Tees Valley, DL2 1LU.


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