We’re a husband and wife team who’ve been together since 2012 and took the decision to go into business together less than a year later. We’re both passionate about flying – it’s how we met! – and we founded Air Experiences in 2013 to share our love of flying. We hope to give more people an affordable way of giving the gift of flight, or just trying out this exciting sport for themselves.
We fly several times a week when the weather lets us, and we love landing at different airfields and chatting with all our lovely suppliers.
Lee Ingram is a commercial pilot, holding an Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence with 3,000 flying hours under his belt. Starting gliding at the tender age of 17, becoming a flying instructor by the age of 19, and going on to gain his Private and then Commercial Pilot’s Licence, flying is Lee’s biggest passion in life and there isn’t much he hasn’t flown. Having managed several airfields, Lee became frustrated with the big voucher companies and the poor deals he felt they offered both suppliers and customers – and so the idea for Air Experiences was born.
In a previous life, Lee was a TV director and worked with Roland Rat and Sooty and Sweep. The best air experience he’s ever had was flying his Duo Discus glider up to 16,000ft.
Rachel Ingram started learning to fly at university, when she joined the Oxford University Gliding Club. She’s then converted to powered aircraft and holds a Private Pilot’s Licence, flying motorgliders and single engine piston aircraft. She’s now learning to fly helicopters. She’s experienced in copywriting, online marketing and social media, skills she brings to Air Experiences.
The best air experience she’s ever had was flying solo for the first time, in an old RAF motorglider. Rachel can be found at her local airfield most weekends, and it’s her ambition to try every form of flying (except BASE jumping!).