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60 Minute Flying Lesson (UK Wide)

Soar through the clouds and take to the skies with this incredible 60 minute flying lesson. Learn the basics and master the manouveres with an experience instructor by your side.
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In Brief

  • Lesson on the principles of light aircraft flying.
  • Explaination of cockpit and controls.
  • 60 minutes spent in the air.
  • Chance to pilot the aircraft yourself.
  • Option to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.
  • Facilities vary depending on location.
  • No previous experience required.
  • Family and friends are welcome to come along and use the clubhouse for food and drinks.

What happens on the day?

Many can only dream about flying a plane freely through the clear skies, under complete control, but Experience Mad are giving you the opportunity to indulge your flying fantasies with an exhilarating 60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson.

The 60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson Experience is run at a whole wealth of locations across the country, which means wherever you are, you're bound to find a place which is convenient to you.

When you arrive at the aerodrome of your selected destination, you'll be given a quick tutorial on light aircraft flying, and shortly after, you'll be taken to the aircraft and familiarised with the cockpit controls; this is so you're prepared for when you're up in the air!

After this, you are taken high into the skies for an hour's aeroplane lesson, where you'll be taught all there is to know about flying a light aircraft, and if your instructor feels you’re ready, you'll even be able to take to the controls yourself; a chance of a lifetime.

This experience day treats you to 60 minutes of pure exhilaration and gives you the chance to experience something many of us will never even get close to.

What else do I need to know?

  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person.
  • Your experience includes a 60 minute flying lesson with a full safety briefing and tutorial from an expert instructor.
  • Availability will vary by location and all lesson are subject to weather conditions on the day.
  • If you are over 16st or 6'4" you will need to state this to the receptionist prior to booking and you may need to pay a surcharge on the day to be upgraded to a larger aircraft.
  • This experience is not suitable if you suffer from epilepsy, vertigo or are pregnant.
  • You must become a member free of charge on the day to be covered by insurance.
  • Minimum age is 12 (14 at Northamptonshire), under 18's will need a parent or guardian to be with them on the day.
  • Please note that at the Shoreham location participants under 16's will need to pay an additional £50 upgrade fee as they will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that at the Chipping Norton location you will be flying a powered glider.
  • All dates are subject to availability.


Where can I do it?

East: Bedfordshire (Henlow)

East: Essex (Havering)

Midlands: Northamptonshire (Brackley)

Midlands: Northamptonshire (Retford)

Midlands: Nottinghamshire (Nottingham)

Midlands: Staffordshire (Burton-on-Trent)

Midlands: Warwickshire (Coventry)

North East: County Durham (Darlington)

North East: Northumberland (Felton)

North East: South Yorkshire (Doncaster - Robin Hood Airfield)

North West: Cumbria (Carlisle)

North West: Lancashire (Blackpool)

North West: Merseyside (Liverpool)

Scotland: Lanarkshire (Glasgow)

South East: Buckinghamshire (Marlow)

South East: Oxfordshire (Chipping Norton)

South East: West Sussex (Shoreham)

South West: Avon (Bristol)

South West: Devon (Umberleigh - Eaglescott Airfield)

South West: Gloucestershire (Cheltenham)

Wales: South Glamorgan (Cardiff)


Great gift experience for my Sons 16th birthdayReview by Andy Pick, Blackwood, South Wales
This was a great day out for my son's birthday- he was able to go up in the air with his dad whilst I watched nervously from the ground. As soon as they got back he was buzzing! They both agreed the views were spectacular and the takeoff was a real adrenaline rush! Very worthwile indeed

Location: Cardiff
Birthday flightReview by Raymond Hyde, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Robin Hood airport was very well orgainsed as were the staff. My flight was thoroughly enjoyable and I would encourage anyone with an interest in flying to give it a go.

Location: Robin Hood Airport.
He Who Dares Wins.....Review by Trapper Jim, Newcastle
A one hour flying lesson was ideal for me- long enough to enough tyhe views, but short enough so I didn't get too scared by the hieghts! The instructors was very calming and the facilities were maintained in excellent condition. Highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing experienceReview by Didi, Brussels, Belgium
Booking this day was a diffiuclt at first, although that was due mainly to awful weather conditons. When I was finly able to book a day, it was truly worth the wait. The instructors were friendly and very knowledgable about all aspects of aviation, and the flight itself was amazing. The views are spectacular and if you pay attention to their instructions, the pilot lets you take the controls for a while. Enormously good value for money, I am so glad I booked this experience.

Location: Cumbernauld
I believe I can flyReview by Carol, Essex
I was able to fly from Stapleford Abbots Flying Centre which was ideal as we live nearby. As such, I was able to arrive early, meet my instructor, and become acclimatised with the craft before taking off. However, nothing can repare you for the immense thrill that is flying. It was a biref flight but I absolutely loved it, and will be sure to book longer sessions in future.

Location: Stapleford Abbots
What an Experience !!!!!Review by Mickjack.dick., Doncaster
This was the perfect afternoon up in the clouds, with a calm and confident pliot who put me at ease. I took in some truly breathtaking views and although it was a short flight I will remember it for years to come.

Location: Retford
Flying FantasticReview by Dreadnought,
The instructor for my experience really made the day for me. He was informative, reassuring and chatty from start to finish. This put my nerves at ease and meant that I was able to enjoy the day immensely from start to finish. Thank you so, so much for making the experience so magnificent. I will not forget it.
Flight over BlackpoolReview by Stitch, Liverpool
Flying over Blackpool was a once in a lifetime experience- the views were astounding and the pilot even let me take the controls for a brief time! Thankfully, he landed the craft himself, but all in all the day was spectacular. I cannot recommend this day highly enough for flying enthusiasts- it is not to be missed.

Location: Blackpool
Loved itReview by Jack Campbell, Blackpool
I just wanted to leave a message to say thanks for my flying day. I had passed Blackpool airport hundreds of times and considered going in to book a flight but I never really got around to it. I found this site and I was actually booking a driving day for my son when I came across this flying offer. It was absolutely sensational and I still can't quite believe that I was actually flying a plane... over the sea, over Blackpool my home town and lot's of other places besides. This experience is as good as it gets. Thanks

Location: Blackpool

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We wish to give our Grandson a voucher for a flying experience for his eighteenth birthday. Would his family be able to come along and watch the take off and landing etc. Are there facilities for visitors?
Spectators are welcome at all locations; the facilities will vary at each venue but most do have a clubhouse serving refreshments and a viewing area.
I'm looking to book the above for my mums 40th birthday. Is it ok that she has never done this before? Also do I have to choose a place that she will do it or can she choose when she books?
All the flying lessons offered are perfect for those who have never flown before; the instructors will teach them the basics of flying and will let them take over the controls if they feel confident enough. Once the voucher has been received in the post, your mum is free to choose her location and book a date.