across the UK with
YOU in the cockpit!
This experience will last a total of approx. 90 minutes, with approx. 60 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.)
There are two types of Microlight aircraft - Weight shift and 3-axis. For further details please see
All about Microlights
This experience can be taken in either type - please specify on booking.
Microlight trial lessons are an increasingly popular way to enjoy light aviation, and our Microlight Trial Lesson allows you to experience the thrill of flying: it will even count as the first step towards your Private Pilot's Licence.
The trial lesson is preceded by a short flight briefing with our instructor who will explain all aspects of the flight including the effects of controls and how a microlight flies.
The flexwing microlight has a tandem seating arrangement - your instructor will generally ask you to sit in the P1 seat at the front - don't worry all instructors on these types prefer to sit in the rear seat anyway, it's the norm for them and s/he can oversee you all the time in the air. 3 axis microlight usually have two seats side by side.
The student will then be allowed to take the controls and actually fly the aircraft! The weather plays an important part in all forms of flying, but Microlights are a little more susceptible to the elements than other forms, so please bear that in mind.
Contrary to popular belief, the wintertime is the best time to fly in the UK, OK it's cold, but we can wrap up against that. The difference is the stability of the air, cold crisp winter days are the best, saying that though, last thing on a summers evening can be just as enjoyable.
A truly fabulous gift for anyone of any age and also a perfect introduction to flying for those who have always wanted to try flying a microlight.
* An open dated gift voucher valid for a 9 month period
* 60 minutes flight time
* Signed Flight Certificate (most venues)
* Tea/Coffee available (most venues)
Maximum weight is 15 stone (95 kg); maximum height is 6' 4" (1.93 m).
Minimum age is 14 years (adult supervision required on airfield premises for under 16's).
Each voucher entitles
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
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
Formby in Lancashire
Liverpool, Merseyside, L38 6JJ.
The voucher will have Formby printed on it, but it can be used from..
There is currently 1 review of this experience. Write a review.
Having checked the weather for the following week, I selected two mid week days and e-mailed them to the Flights4all office. That evening Flights4all telephoned me to confirm reciept of my request and informed me that there may be booking problems at such short notice. The following morning they called me to confirm that the booking could be accommodated. The Flights4all directions were good and I supplemented them with an internet search for maps. Good road links and,on arrival one of the club members made me a drink. Facilities are reasonable compared to other microlight fields and the toilet facilities better than many. The instructor was very knowledgeable and could tell that I wanted to get flying without too much ground explaination however, he made sure that I was aware of all safety precautions. Due to holidays, there was only one instructor however, he gave me a quick chat about the facilities but was very informative during the pre start and warm up phases, answering all of my questions. During the warm up I revealed that I am a flexwing microlight pilot and the instructor provided more technical explainations of checks, showing that they can pitch information to the level of experience. The instructor took off, before asking whether I wanted to fly North to the Lakes or South to Wales. He also asked about how much flight control I'd like -I opted for new territory and plenty of hands on. The day was clear and I got lots of scenic views of Liverpool, Hoylake, Prestatyn and almost reached the Great Orme before returning. The instructor was pointing out lots of details and had me turning, changing height and adjusting speed (just what I wanted). He even turned back to show me a colony of seals on the eastuary. The experience was excellent and I would recommend it.
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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