Microlighting South Somerset

Microlighting South Somerset

Book your flights in microlights over south Somerset! Operating out of the lovely Henstridge Airfield we are offering 30 45 and 60-minute flights as well as a landaway special to the Isle of Wight via the coast.

These microlight experiences boast quite possibly the most scenic flight paths we have on our books. There’s just so much to see from the air around this delightful corner of south Somerset. Head inland and you’ve got Longleat and the Wiltshire Hills. Fly west and you can look down on the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor. Take a southerly direction and you’re soon at the Jurassic Coast.

The amazing scenery and optimal flying conditions are also what attracted Chief Flying Instructor Ian MacAdam to set up his microlight flying school at Henstridge. Ian has been flying hang gliders and microlights since 1987 and he settled in South Somerset in 2002.

Since 2007 Ian has been a main agent for leading flex-wing microlight manufacturer P&M. If you go for the flex-wing option you’ll more than likely be taking your lesson in one of the school’s GT450 microlights. This is open-to-the-elements microlighting at its best so it’s flight suit on headset on and get ready to swoop over stunning south Somerset with excellent all-round visibility from your seat.

If you opt for a fixed-wing flight you’ll be in a closed cockpit aircraft which resembles your typical light aircraft. Admittedly it’s more comfortable and warmer in there but we can’t deny there’s something quite special about the open cockpit option!

All experiences are treated as actual lessons so you’ll follow the NPPL(M) syllabus which is the official microlight pilot’s training programme. That means you’ll learn how these machines fly how the controls work and have a go at flying yourself. If you want to get a deeper insight into these machines we can highly recommend the landaway day. You cruise along the coast and across the water to the Isle of Wight landing at a local airfield for lunch before heading back to Henstridge.

With a choice of flex or fixed wing aircraft and a full range of flight durations it’s also good to know you can fly all year round out of Henstridge Airfield. Blue skies and beaches in summer and silky smooth air with low winds in autumn and winter – that’s the beauty of flights in microlights in south Somerset!

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Microlights in Surrey

Microlights in Surrey

Round off your week with a microlight flight from Surrey’s Redhill Aerodrome! Operating trial microlight flights on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays this is a great place to get your first taste of ultralight aviation.

You will be flying in a fixed-wing microlight. This training school uses the renowned Ikarus C42 aircraft which has a fully enclosed cockpit. The advantages of flying in this sort of microlight are clear. You’re not open to the elements the plane is more powerful than flex-wing versions and you get to sit side-by-side with your instructor pilot so you can see what’s going on.

Which is perhaps just as well because these microlight experiences out of Redhill are treated as trial lessons. That’s to say once your pilot has taken off and flying straight and level you’ll be given the chance to actually take the controls to fly the Ikarus yourself. And believe us it’s a great feeling as you soar in the Surrey skies knowing it’s you who’s flying!

What’s more the skies around Redhill are a superb window onto the world below. You’ll easily be able to see the undulating Surrey Hills and the Kentish Weald. You might even be able to pick out some of the landmarks from the air such as Chartwell and Penshurst Place as well as the Bewl and Bough Beech reservoirs. All look spectacular from the air. And if the weather is on your side you might even catch glimpses of the London skyline.

We are offering 30 45 and 60-minute microlight flights in Surrey. Redhill’s aerodrome is well-placed near to the M25 and M23 and despite being close to Gatwick Airport there’s still lots of airspace for you to fly in and see some favourite Surrey and Kent sights too. Whether it’s to see Surrey from the air try flying for the first time or the start of a new hobby (with just 25hrs of training you could be flying solo with your licence) these trial microlighting experiences out of Redhill are great fun with engaging and professional pilots.

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Microlight Flights Snowdonia

Microlight Flights Snowdonia

Can microlights fly over Snowdonia National Park? Yes they certainly can! We are offering a range of great value for money microlight flights from Caernarfon Airport for you to discover this most stunning part of North Wales.

You will be flying in a flex-wing microlight. These are the ultralight trike aircraft with a hang-glider style high wing where you use weight shift to control the microlight. And whilst at first glance they make look small and rather flimsy they are actually really stable in the air. And in fact the first solo round the world microlight trip was in a Mainair Blade just like this one!

On these trips you’ll have plenty of time on your microlight flight to explore the expanse that is the Snowdonia. Every day is different here with the mountain peaks constantly changing colour with the light and the seasons. And of course being so close to the Straits and the Irish sea you get some fabulous coastline views too.

You’ll be sitting behind the pilot in the raised rear passenger seat of this tandem microlight. Fully strapped in you’ll be ready for take off and ready to take in those amazing views. As it is all open to the elements you’ll be wearing a flying suit and be kitted out with a helmet which has an integrated comms system so you can and your pilot can talk.

Your pilot is Keith. A highly experienced aviator this Welshman is understandably proud of his rather special ‘backyard’ that is Snowdonia. He also loves flying his microlight and being able to combine such breathtaking views with flying is pretty much living the dream. These experiences give you the chance to get a little taste of all that.

We are offering 30 45 and 60-minute flights in Keith’s microlights above Snowdonia all year round. The minimum age for these flights is just 14 which is an brilliant opportunity for any youngster to get airborne. And of course all ages will enjoy the incredible mix of mountains and beaches all rolled into one wonderful microlight flight.

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Microlight Training Camberley

Microlight Training Camberley

Enjoy microlighting in Camberley flying out of Blackbushe Airport! This is your chance to experience flying in a modern lights sports aircraft with an expert pilot at the helm. You’ll even get the chance to have a go at the controls yourself during your flight.

This microlight training school in Camberley at Blackbushe General Aviation Airport is headed up by Eric who is a highly experienced pilot. He literally has thousands of flying hours under his belt having flown light aircraft hang gliders and microlights in the UK and South Africa.

Eric loves nothing more than taking guests up for their first taste of microlighting from Camberley. You’ll be flying in the school’s Aerospool WT9 Dynamic which is a high-performance low-wing microlight with a fully-enclosed cockpit. This low-wing aircraft offers excellent visibility thanks to the bubble canopy and inside it’s a side-by-side configuration. This is great as it means that you can observe what the pilot is doing at all times.

As the WT9 is dual-controlled you too will be sitting in front of your own control column. That means that once you’re airborne and flying straight and level it could very well be your turn at the controls. And we have to say there’s nothing quite like the moment you first flew a microlight. This is actually you at the helm as you cruise over the Surrey countryside. Pretty amazing stuff eh?

Of course there’s a lot to learn if you want to actually become a microlight pilot but these experiences in Camberley do count towards your training log book. And even if you have no ambitions on that front actually flying this sporty little aircraft on your very first sortie is totally thrilling.

We are offering 30 and 60-minute flights out of the lovely Blackbushe Airport. Well-situated near the M3 and easily accessible from the likes of Farnborough Bracknell Basingstoke and beyond microlighting with this Camberley-based operator is a great choice to get you airborne in a superb little plane.

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Microlight Flight Training Herefordshire

Microlight Flight Training Herefordshire

Go microlighting over lovely Herefordshire! Based at the bustling Shobdon Airfield this microlight flight training school and club is a brilliant place to go flying in either flex or fixed-wing microlight aircraft. We’ve got a full range of experiences for you so have a read and see which takes your fancy!

First up are your classic microlight taster lessons. This Herefordshire school is offering 30 and 60-minute flights for you. In both cases you’ll see the superb scenery around this lovely corner of the county including Clee Hill and the Marches as well as having time to have a go at the controls yourself. For these lessons you can choose between a fixed and flex-wing microlight.

If you can’t decide then why not go for the flex and fixed combination voucher? You get a 30-minute flight in a trike-style open cockpit flex-wing microlight and another 30-minute blast in the skies above Shobdon in a closed-cockpit fixed-wing microlight. This gives you the ‘back to basics’ feel of the P&M GT450 flex-wing and the modern comforts of the fixed wing Ikarus C42 all rolled into one thrilling experience.

Those wanting to clock up some miles in their microlight after taking off from Shobdon will love the landaway experience. You head off to another airfield in the vicinity somewhere like Welshpool Halfpenny Green or Broad Farm. After landing there you’ll have time for a cuppa in the club house cafe and then head back on your return leg. It’s two flights in one aerial adventure. Once again you can pick flex or fixed wing for these landaways.

Back at base you can visit the on-site cafe and watch the action. There are always lots of arrivals and departures with parachuting gliding helicopters and light aircraft operators as well as this microlight school calling Shobdon home. There’s even a camping and caravan site nestled next to the cider apple orchards at the aerodrome (and some lovely pubs within walking distance) so you can make a weekend of microlighting in Herefordshire.

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