Introductory Flights & Trial Lessons

Introductory Flights

An introductory flight enables you to get airborne to see if flying is for you. For as little as just over £40 per person, you can have 20 minutes in the air on a local excursion in a light aircraft. These flights are not usually instructional, you get to sit back and enjoy the view!

The flights are generally conducted in a 4 seat aircraft, with 3 people to fly in order to qualify for this price.

Trial Lessons

For the more adventurous flyer, we offer trial lessons allowing you to handle the controls under the supervision of a qualified flying instructor. It’s not unusual for the student to take full control for the majority of the flight, for a fantastic flying experience. The packages we offer are:

An Hour’s Flying Lesson

15-minute briefing plus 45 minutes in the air for £165.00
A 40-minute Flying Lesson 

10-minute briefing plus 30 minutes in the air for £110.00

If you would like to do so, you are welcome to bring up to 2 friends or family during your Trial Lesson for a small additional charge.

Double -Up! – Land-Away Flying Lesson for 2    

15 -minute briefing and a 45 minutes flying time shared between 2 people with a possible land-away to swap seats for £212.00


A ‘Trial Lesson Guide’ Book is the perfect complement to your Trial Lesson Voucher, enabling you to swot up on the basics before your lesson. It’s just £4.95, but free when ordering the Hour’s Flying Lesson.

Gift Vouchers

Vouchers are available for the above Introductory Flights and Trial lessons, making excellent gifts for friends and family. These can be purchased over the phone and posted out the same day. Please don’t hesitate to phone the school on 01406 540461.

Trial Lessons and Introductory Flights are available to the general public with no membership or further costs involved. Should you subsequently train for your Pilot’s Licence the Trial Lesson can count towards your total flying hours.


Frequently asked Questions

Q : Will it be bumpy?
A : We will let you know on the day if the weather is going to be suitable, if it is not, the slot will be cancelled. We will then re-book you for another day of your choice.

Q : Will I be able to control the aircraft?
A : For Trial Flights, absolutely! The Instructor will always take off and land the plane, but the rest of the time you will control the plane, learning to gently turn the aircraft, climb and descend. For Introductory Flights it might not be possible to take control.

Q : Do I need special clothes?
A: We recommend sunglasses as it is often bright when airborne, otherwise just a light jacket if it is cold; although the aircraft are heated it may take a few minutes to warm up in really cold weather.

Q : Can I fly over my house?
A : Yes if close by, and if you bring a camera you can take a picture, but this is incidental to the flight.