On arrival you will have a short briefing by an experienced professional flying instructor. Then its time for the aircraft you will be sat in the driving seat and the instructor will do some pre flight checks and taxi the plane to the runway for take off. Once airborne you will be taught basic manoeuvres and controls to take control of the plane. The aircraft is fitted with dual control so the instructor can assist whenever necessary. You will be flying a 2 seater Piper Tomahawk. Family and friends are welcome to come along and watch you fly and take some pictures. The experience will last for approximately 60 minutes.
Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar across the sky! This Virgin Experience Day introductory flying lesson will never be forgotten.There are more than 40 flying lesson locations to chose from around the country so you wont have to travel to too far to experience this incredible day out.Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight covering safety and an introduction to some of the controls.Once in the plane you will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control and so that you can talk with your instructor. And when you get in the air youll be able to take over the controls though your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back. You should allow an hour for the whole experience. The flight will last approximately 2530 minutes.Useful info:Choose from over 40 locations nationwideRestrictions: Min age: 12 (under18s need parental/guardian consent)Max height: 6ft 4inMax weight: 18 stone (114kg)Vouchers are valid for 10 months
This is the perfect gift for anyone wanting an introduction in to flying these magical aircraft. The helicopter is one of the most flexible forms of travel. It does what an aircraft does - it flies forwards and up and down - but it doesn't stop there. A helicopter can also fly backwards, hover motionless, perform a 360 degree pirouette, stop quickly in mid-air and the entire machine can rotate. However, these remarkable qualities make it a stimulating challenge to fly. This experience will show you the basics of flying such as climbs, descents, straight and level flight, and hovering. In an effort to provide a complete experience, any questions will be answered and your lesson can be logged as training if you wish to pursue further instruction. This introductory flight is very much a hands-on event. An experience not to be missed!
Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar across the sky! You get one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed flying instructor, and your flying time counts towards a Private Pilot's licence.Flying Lesson Discovery: Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor Allow 1 hour for your flying lesson which will include approx 30 mins flying time with the opportunity to take the controls Experience gift box including smart wallet, personalised voucher and message card. PA cover to a value of 50,000 plus cancellation indemnity After an introductory briefing, a cross-country flight of up to 1 hour with a possibility of landing away and return (depending on location). The participant will have the opportunity to take the controls during the flight Allow 1-2 hours for your visitWhat happens on the day:Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Once in the plane, your flying lesson starts from the time the engine turns over. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back.Need to know: Minimum age 12-14 depending on location (under 18s need parental/guardian consent) Flying time only counts towards a Private Pilot's licence if you are over 14 years old You should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft Minimum height 4-5 (122cms-152cms), max height 64-67 (193cms-201cms) depending on location. Maximum weight 15-18 stones (95kgs-114kgs) depending on location. Locations: Avon - Bristol Buckinghamshire - Marlow Cambridgeshire - Cambridge, Peterborough Cornwall - Bodmin County Durham - Darlington Cumbria - Carlisle Devon - Nr. Barnstaple, Exeter, Honiton, Plymouth Dorset - Bournemouth Essex - Great Dunmow, Southend, Stapleford Tawney Gloucestershire - Cheltenham Ireland - County Kildare Kent - Ramsgate Lancashire - Blackpool Lincolnshire - Kirmington Norfolk - Norwich Northamptonshire - Brackley Northern Ireland - Belfast, County Down Nottinghamshire - Worksop Oxfordshire - Kidlington Scotland - Aberdeen (Explorer only), Cumbernauld, Dundee, Fife, Prestwick Staffordshire - Burton on Trent Surrey - Camberley, Redhill Wales - Gwynedd, Haverfordwest, Powys Warwickshire - Wellesbourne West Midlands - Coventry West Sussex - Shoreham Wiltshire - Salisbury Yorkshire - Leeds