Fly a microlight aircraft during 45 minutes of air time with a CAA-qualified instructor
What You'll Get
With the sky as the limit this two-hour experience (usually £199) is ideal for people wishing to acquire a pilot’s licence, or those who are simply looking for a stint at the controls of an enclosed cockpit microlight. Fliers will take to the skies for a 45-minute flight, accompanied by a CAA qualified instructor who will share their wealth of knowledge, guiding guests through the fundamentals of flight before helping them perform turns, climbing and descending, throttle controls and use the aircraft’s flaps. On safe return to terra firma tea and coffee will be served during a session of evaluation and feedback, as well as the presenting of a Certificate of Introductory Flight Training Achievement. Customers will also be awarded a three-month flying club membership.
Taking off from airfields close to Bedford and Peterborough, Nene Valley Microlights created FlyCB in 2003 with the aim of providing access to professionally-maintained aircraft for existing pilots, and training and guidance for beginner pilots. Sporting a hanger of new generation enclosed cockpit EV-97 TeamEurostar microlights, the organisation offers all sorts of lessons for pilots of all experience levels. A syndicate share scheme was set up to help pilots ‘own’ their own aircraft without all the overheads of insurance and ongoing maintenance.
The Fine Print
Expiry: 90 days after purchase.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person. May buy 4 additional as gifts.
Booking: Required by phone. 48-hour cancellation policy.
Restrictions: Valid Mon-Sun 10am-3pm. Must be 14 or older. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Max. weight 110 kg. Max height 6"6'. £10 supplementary fee for Sat-Sun bookings. Must sign waiver. Experience is weather dependant; call to check conditions before arrival.
Original values: Verified using merchant’s website on 6 Oct 2014.