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
Upon arrival at the aerodrome youll be given a briefing on the principles of light aircraft flying. From there youll be taken to the aeroplane for a general familiarisation of the cockpit layout and a rundown of the controls. After this its up up and away for a 60 minute flight of a lifetime! If the instructor feels confident that their new student is ready youll even be able to take the controls and get the thrill of piloting the aircraft. Facilities and planes will vary between locations and the images used here are a guide only.
Nowhere is there a place more beautiful to learn to fly than Cumbria. With the Lake District in close proximity you are sure to enjoy some stunningly picturesque views as you soar through the sky. You will be flying a two seater Piper Tomahawk under the close supervision of a highly qualified instructor. Whether this is the start of something new or a once-in-a-lifetime experience it is sure to be an adventure you will never forget.
Take to the skies at the controls of a Cessna 152 two-seater aircraft on a 30 minute flying lesson. Following a safety briefing, you'll accompany your CAA licensed pilot instructor to the cockpit of the dual controlled 140hp Cessna aircraft and take the captain's seat. Once familiar with the controls and instruments of the plane, chocks are removed, your instructor will taxi and take off and your 30 minute flying lesson begins. At this point, the pilot hands control of the plane over to you. Subject to clearance by air traffic control, it may even be possible to take a detour during your flying lesson and fly over your home! Your flying lesson can also count towards a Private Pilot's licence if you wish. The instructor will land the aircraft and taxi back in for chocks-on. And don't forget to take a camera up with you on your flying lesson - the views are fantastic at 2000 feet!