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
Eshott in Northumberland
Morpeth NE65 9QJ.
The voucher will have Eshott printed on it, but it can be used from..
There is currently 1 review of this experience. Write a review.
I was contacted very shortly after activating the voucher. Contact was very friendly and helpful. Initial day was cancelled due to atrocious weather, but re booked easily. As it happened the weather on the re booked day was fabulous!The venue was local to me so no problem. Facilities were adequate for a small operation, and no problem. There was a relaxed atmosphere, yet the staff seemed professional and competent at all times. There was no feeling of rushing at any time. The facilities and equipment were obviously well maintained and confidence inspiring.The briefing, on-going information and answers to questions were excellent. At no time did I feel in the slightest bit anxious about safety. The in-flight practical instruction was excellent, and I certainly felt very involved, which I liked. This was something of a dream fulfilled for me after many years of consideration. Gordon, the instructor, was full of enthusiasm, obviously enjoying every moment, and this added to my own. I was absolutely thrilled and I would dearly love to do it again!My family were given every opportunity for picture taking. Gordon did a low pass especially to make sure they could do this, which was great. I will cherish the whole experience for the rest of my life Thank you!
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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