Flying Lessons

Searching for a last-minute Valentine’s gift?

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day – didn’t that come round quick? If you’re still not sure to get your beloved this year, there’s no need to resort to boring old flowers or chocolates. Treat them to a flying lesson instead and you’ll score major brownie points with an experience they’ll never forget.

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If you’re feeling flush, a half-hour helicopter lesson is sure to go down a treat, but we’ve plenty of more affordable options for those of you on a budget. With microlight flights for as little as £45, light aircraft flying lessons from £50 and gliding experiences from £49, there’s lots to choose from. You could even treat them to a day out at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, which includes a flight in an original 1930s Tiger Moth biplane for those looking to conjure up the romance of old-school aviation glamour.

Order your voucher today and we’ll get an evoucher to you in plenty of time for you to pop it into your Valentine’s card for a wonderful surprise when they wake up on Saturday morning. We can even personalise the voucher for you for a truly thoughtful gift! So what are you waiting for? Browse our flying experiences and order the perfect Valentine’s gift now!

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Flying lessons at Cardiff Airport

Here at Air Experiences, we offer flying experiences across the country – and Wales is no exception. For those in the south of Wales, or even the other side of the Bristol Channel in England, Cardiff Airport – or Maes Awyr Caerdydd – offers the perfect location for your first flying experience. It’s not just the only airport in Wales to offer scheduled international flights on passenger jets; it’s also a fantastic airport for experiencing the thrill of flying a light aircraft.

Cardiff Airport started life as RAF Rhoose, built during the Second World War for Spitfires to operate out of. After the war it suffered a period of abandonment, which saw its runways littered with unused bombs and its buildings falling to bits. But by the early 1950s it was brought back to life as the international airport we know today, operating flights to France and Ireland. Subsequent development has seen the range of destinations grow enormously, with runway extension in the 1980s allowing bigger jets, such as Boeing 747s, to use the airport. It’s now also the primary maintenance base for British Airways. On a few memorable occasions, Cardiff has even played host to one of the most famous aircraft of all time: Concorde.

Concorde at Cardiff Airport (from Wikimedia Commons)

Concorde may no longer be flying, but the number of international flights operating from Cardiff means that you’re never short of things to see on a visit to this busy airport. This makes it a particularly interesting place to go flying, as there’s always something going on. As you taxi to the runway for take-off on your flying lesson, you might even find yourself waiting behind a jumbo jet departing for warmer climes!

While you may not be flying quite as far as them, you’ll have plenty of stunning views to enjoy when you fly from Cardiff Airport. For a start, the airport’s location right on the coast will give you some spectacular sea views across the Bristol Channel and across to Somerset and Devon, with the tall towers of the Severn bridges visible as you look upstream towards Bristol. Nearby you’ll see the city of Cardiff, and in the distance, weather permitting, you should be able to spot the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Severn Estuary from the air (photograph licensed for reuse from Geograph.org)

If you’d like to book a flying lesson at Cardiff Airport, or you’d like to treat someone to a memorable flying experience for Christmas, take a look at our light aircraft flying lessons. Prices start from just £50, making it a fun and affordable Christmas present for those difficult-to-buy-for people!

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Treat someone to a flight this Christmas

The Christmas orders are already starting to roll in here at Air Experiences, so we thought we’d give you some inspiration if you’re thinking about buying a flying lesson for someone this Christmas. We have a great choice of experiences suitable for all your friends and family, so if you’re struggling to think of what to buy for someone, have a read of this guide and find the perfect gift for the person who has everything…

Light aircraft flying lesson

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Light aircraft are the standard small planes you see buzzing around the sky. They usually seat between two and four people, and common types include the Cessna 152 pictured above. Flights in a light aircraft are suitable for pretty much anyone. Starting at just £50, they’re a great option if you’re on a budget, and all our light aircraft flying lessons give you the chance to have a go at the controls if you wish. What’s more, they all count towards your Private Pilot’s Licence, so if your friend or relative decides to take their flying further after their lesson, they’re part of the way there already! Or how about a flight for two, this is ideal for a romantic couple or take the family flying.

Helicopter flying lessons

Learn to fly a Helicopter

 

A helicopter flying lesson is the perfect gift if you really want to splash out. By their very nature, they’re pricier than light aircraft (those moving bits don’t come cheap…), but the thrill of a helicopter flight is unforgettable. The helicopter shown here is the Robinson R22, but there’s a four-seat version too, meaning that your friend or relative might even be able to let you accompany them in the back seat if you want to.

Gliding lessons

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Gliders look a bit like light aircraft, but they have very long wings and no engine or propeller; you can find out more about how gliders work here. Gliding is an experience anybody can enjoy, but we’d recommend going for a gliding aerotow voucher if you think your friend or relative might want a gentler experience; a winch launch is thrilling, but it’s not ideal for a nervous flyer as the climb rate is fast and steep. Gliding lessons start at just £49, so it’s a very affordable way of experiencing flight.  We also offer gliding courses for those whom you think might want to take up gliding; our gliding mini course gives you a half-day of gliding with four or five flights depending on the weather and how long each flight is. It’s a great introduction to learning to fly gliders, and many of our gliding clubs give you three months of free membership so that you can go back and fly again at club rates while you decide whether to join up.

Microlight flying lessons

Win a Microlight Flight

Microlight flying lessons are the perfect gift for those who are a little more adventurous. With their open cockpit, flying one feels more exposed than in other forms of flying, but it’s an experience like no other. It’s something a bit different, and from our microlight base here in the Midlands you’ll be able to see sights such as Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. You can fly a microlight for as little as £45, so it’s the perfect budget option.

Aerobatic experiences

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Know someone who’s a bit of a thrill-seeker? Then our aerobatics experiences might be just the thing for them this Christmas. Perfect for adrenaline junkies, an aerobatic flight lets them experience some of the moves you normally see from the ground at airshows, such as rolls and loops. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but rollercoaster fans will love it!

Motorglider flights

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Motorgliding is the ideal ‘best of both worlds’ experience, making it the one to go for if you can’t decide between gliding and light aircraft. A motorglider is a plane, with an engine and propeller, but it has long wings like a glider. On some of our motorglider flights, we can even turn the engine off mid-flight so that you get to experience both gliding and powered flight in the same experience.

Vintage aircraft flights

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For those who are nostalgic about days gone by, our vintage aircraft flights take you back in time to the age of early aviation, when biplanes such as the De Havilland Tiger Moth ruled the skies. You can combine a vintage aircraft experience with a day out at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, or you could treat someone to a ‘Best of Both’ vintage and modern aircraft experience, which can include aerobatics if they want.

All our vouchers are valid for ten months, and you can choose between an e-voucher or a printed voucher, the latter presented in a gold envelope ready to go under the tree. If you order before the end of November, you can also take advantage of our special offer of 40% off half-hour light aircraft flights in the Midlands. Order yours now!

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Special Offer! 40% off flying lessons in the Midlands

With November here and the weather suddenly taking a turn for the freezing, we’re sure plenty of you are already starting to think about what you’ll buy your nearest and dearest this Christmas. We thought we’d give early bird Christmas shoppers some inspiration by offering you a very special discount on our Midlands flying lessons!

Valid at our Wellesbourne location only, we’re offering you a half hour flying lesson for just £55, reduced from £95! That’s a whopping £40 off – or, to put it another way, over 40% off!

This cracking offer is available until the end of November, and to take advantage of it, you’ll need to give us a call on 01789 297 268. Quote “Early bird Christmas offer” and we’ll apply your discount.

Our Wellesbourne location is easy to get to from the Midlands and beyond, as it’s close to the M40. As part of your flight, you can fly over Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and spot the majestic battlements of Warwick Castle.

So, if you’re struggling to think of what to get someone this Christmas, why not give them an experience they’ll never forget? Call us now!

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Small print

  • Valid at Wellesbourne Airfield only.
  • Offer applies to the half hour light aircraft flying lesson only. This offer does not apply to helicopters or any other kind of flying offered by Air Experiences.
  • Offer must be claimed by telephone.
  • Offer expires at midnight on the 30th of November 2014.
  • Vouchers valid for ten months from date of purchase.
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What do you have to do to get a PPL?

tecnam2We’ve had a few people asking us recently about what they need to do to get a PPL. If you’ve already been browsing our site, you’ll know that the flying you do with Air Experiences counts towards the hours you need to get a PPL. But what else do you need to do? Read on to find out!

Hours needed for a PPL
There are currently three different PPLs you can do, and the main difference between them is the number of hours you are required to do for each of them. The LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence) and NPPL (National Private Pilot’s Licence) give you a pilot’s licence that limits you to flying in VFR conditions (that is, not relying on instruments – so when the weather is good enough) and non-complex aircraft. The full PPL enables you to fly the same aircraft, but there are more bolt-on ratings you can do, such as multi-engine and retractable undercarriage.

  • For the LAPL & NPPL, you need to do a total (minimum) of 32 hours, which includes ten hours of solo time and 22 hours of instruction.
  • For the full PPL, you complete 45 hours, including ten hours of solo time.

During your instructional hours, you’ll learn how to handle the aircraft and how to cope with various emergency situations, such as an engine failure (you’ll learn to select suitable fields to land in and do practice landings). You’ll also learn how to recover from situations like stalls and spiral dives.

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As well as flying hours, there’s a fair bit of what we call “ground school” to complete, with nine exams. You can either learn this information from books, or you can pay an instructor to teach you (or both).

  • Air Law – this tests your knowledge of the rules pilots need to know – important things like how high you’re allowed to fly, and which way you should turn to avoid an air-to-air collision.
  • Operational Procedures – this covers various aspects of operating an aircraft safely, such as marshalling signals.
  • Human Performance and Limitations – this one looks at how aspects of the human body can cause accidents, such as hypoxia from a lack of oxygen at high altitudes.
  • RT (Radiotelephony)/Communications – this covers what you say on the radio to communicate with air traffic control.
  • Flight Planning and Performance – this exam tests your knowledge of how to plan a flight, including things like how to calculate how much fuel you’ll need.
  • Navigation – this one is about how to use various navigational aids, work out your estimated time of arrival and work out what headings to fly whilst accounting for the wind speed and direction.
  • Principles of Flight – this looks at how the aeroplane flies, including the forces to which it is subjected and what causes lift.
  • Meteorology – this one covers the weather, conditions that could affect your flight and how to read and interpret specialised aviation forecasts.
  • Aircraft General Knowledge – finally, this exam looks at how the aircraft is built and how it works, such as what different bits of the engine do.

Radio licence
As well as the written exam we mentioned just now, there’s also a optional (highly recommended) practical exam for radio communications. This involves flying a pretend route on a computer-based flight simulator and making appropriate radio calls, such as requesting permission to pass through military airspace, making a mayday call and asking for the weather.

PPL flying tests
There are three flying tests to pass when you’ve completed the flying hours and written exams. These are:

  • Navigation skills test – you plan a specified route and then fly it with an instructor; at some point along the route, you’re asked to divert to another airfield, so you need to know where you are at all times.
  • Solo cross country – you plan and fly a route on your own, including landing at two other airfields (one if you’re doing the LAPL).
  • General flying skills test – this tests you on things like recovering from stalls and spins, and checking that you’re going to react appropriately to emergencies like engine failures.

It sounds like an awful lot – and it is! It’s a big learning curve and it’s a lot harder than learning to drive. However, it’s incredibly rewarding – once you have your licence, you can take passengers up, fly to other airfields for lunch, and enjoy the wonderful views of the world from above.

If you enjoyed your flight with Air Experiences and you want to take your flying further, any one of our flying schools will be happy to discuss the possibility of you learning to fly with them. You can also learn to fly a motorglider with Lee with MotorGlide.

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Basic radio communications – or how pilots communicate

On your first flight, your instructor will explain all the aircraft noises and the controls, but one thing that you’ll hear that you may not have been expecting is radio communication with ATC (air traffic control).tower

At most airfields there is an air traffic control tower. This ensures that all the aircraft and vehicles around the airfield operate safely without causing conflict to each other. In the air the controller will be passing information to the pilots to help them with decisions on such things as where on the airfield to land.

Once your instructor has started the engine, and before he moves the aircraft, he’ll need permission to taxi. You may hear:

Pilot: ‘Elstree Information G-DEFS’ (this will be said as ‘Golf Delta Echo Foxtrot Sierra’)

Controller: ‘G-DEFS, Elstree Information pass your message’

Pilot: ‘G-DEFS is a PA-28 with 2 PoB for a local west, request airfield information and taxi’.

The pilot here is stating the aircraft callsign (G-DEFS) then the number of persons on board (2 ‘PoB’) and where he is flying to (‘local west’) this will be a local flight to the west of the airfield. Once he has passed the basic information of his intended flight, he then requests permission to move the aircraft and asks which runway is in use (airfield information).

Controller: ‘G-DEFS, runway in use is 26, QNH is 1012’

Pilot: ‘Runway 26, QNH 1012, G-DEFS’

Here the controller has told the pilot which runway is in use and then the altimeter pressure setting; all messages must be repeated to ensure they have been understood.altimeter0

Every aircraft has an altimeter, which shows the pilot the height of the aircraft above a point on the surface. The ’1012′ you heard on the radio is the local barometric pressure, which when set on the altimeter will show the height of the aircraft above sea level.

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Airfield control tower

Once the aircraft has taxied to the start of the runway, you will hear the pilot saying:

Pilot: ‘G-FS holding short of runway 26, ready for departure’

Controller: ‘G-FS, surface wind 250 degrees at 10 knots, take off at your discretion’

So, here the pilot told the controller where he is and that his ready to take off, and the controller then tells the pilot the wind direction (250 degrees at 10 knots) and that he can take off when he’s happy. Notice that the aircraft callsign has been abbreviated to G-FS.

During your first flight you will hear lots of new sounds, all of which are perfectly normal. Radio communications are essential for the safe operation of aircraft, allowing important information to be passed between air and ground. It’s something that all pilots learn about and take exams in when they’re in the process of working towards their Private Pilot’s Licence.

Once in flight you will hear lots of other pilots talking to the control tower, and from this point on your pilot will only say a few things on the radio letting the controller know where you’re going (‘G-FS clear to the west’) – and when you’re returning to the airfield (‘G-FS 10 miles to the west for rejoin’).

If you’d like to hear all this for yourself, Air Experiences offers a range of flights from airfields across the country. Why not treat a friend or even yourself for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. Click here to see our range of light aircraft flights starting at £50.

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Fly a Helicopter This Valentine’s Day

Flying a helicopter is a unique and exhilarating experience. Purely having the opportunity to hover is worth every penny. In this post, we give you a basic introduction to these awesome flying machines and what it’s like to fly one. Don’t forget that a helicopter flight makes a fantastic Valentine’s gift too!

Learning to fly a helicopter

The most common training helicopter is the R22, manufactured by Robinson Helicopters. It’s a two-bladed, four-cylinder, single-engine light helicopter. The two-seat Robinson R22 was designed in 1973 by Frank Robinson and has been in production since 1979.

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Learn to fly a Helicopter

This is a basic training aircraft, which is operated directly by push rods, with no hydraulic assistance. They are very sensitive and require a light touch to avoid over-correcting. Therefore mastering the controls of a Robinson R22 Helicopter means that students will not have a problem transitioning to a heavier helicopter.

If you book a helicopter flight with Air Experiences you will more than likely be flying one of these, and our most popular flight is the 30-minute experience. This gives you the perfect amount of time in the air to see just what fun flying a helicopter is!

What to expect on your first helicopter flight

On your first flight you will sit alongside your instructor, who will show you all the controls and instruments before starting the engine. Once the helicopter engine has warmed up, the instructor will raise the collective (this adds power and tilts the blades) and the helicopter will come into the hover. You may hear your instructor talking to air traffic requesting permission to leave the airfield. Then you’re off, pitching the helicopter forward and the machine will set off at speed and start climbing skywards. Your instructor will show you the sights and then after a demonstration, will offer you the chance to fly the helicopter. Excuse the pun, but your time airborne will fly by and you will soon be heading home. Once on the ground, if you want to fly again then the flying school will show you what’s involved in returning for more lessons.

My first helicopter flight

I will never forget my first time hovering in a helicopter. It was amazing – even thousands of flying hours in fixed wing aircraft didn’t prepare me for it.

Helicopter LessonsMy first flight in a helicopter was in a Bell 47 (as seen in the TV series MASH) from Oshkosh in the USA, for Air Adventure (the world’s biggest general aviation airshow). I climbed aboard with the rotors running and strapped myself in, went to reach for the door… Hang on! There was no door! The pilot lifted off into the hover and then pushed the control column forward and off we went. Flying around at less than 1000ft with my foot outside on the helicopter’s skid was pretty cool. I felt like a Vietnam soldier, holding my camera as if it was a machine gun.

Flying around was simply stunning, and it’s certainly one of the best ways to see the world in detail. Once I had finished playing soldiers the pilot asked if I wanted a go at flying. The instructor showed me how to control the helicopter and then handed control to me. It was insanely sensitive to fly, but after five minutes I was slowly getting to grips with the controls.

On the way back to the helipad, the pilot showed me some more hovering. I can’t help but be amazed at how a half-ton piece of metal can float in the air. Then it’s a gentle touch down and back to the clubhouse for a coffee.

Order your helicopter experience now!

I can highly recommend a helicopter flight to anyone, young and old. Air Experiences offers 30 minute flights at £195, the perfect gift for him or her this Valentine’s Day.

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Air Experiences On TV!

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A few weeks ago we filmed an interview with the lovely folks from Cotswold TV, talking about how we founded Air Experiences, how we met and why we’re different from the bigger voucher companies. We took presenter Rowena for a flight over Warwickshire, with Lee in flying instructor mode! Our interview starts a minute into the video, and you’ll see lots of shots of Rowena’s flight with Lee.

Watch the video and get to know us a bit better! You’ll also get a taster of what you could look forward to if you buy one of our flying gift vouchers…

If you’d like to experience flying yourself, or you want to treat someone to a voucher this Christmas, visit our fly an aeroplane pages to browse the exciting flight options we have on offer for light aircraft, as featured in the video. We have locations across the country, not just those mentioned in the video, so order before Friday 20 December to get your voucher in time to go under the Christmas tree!

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What to expect on your first flight

Have you just received a gift voucher from Air Experiences, or are you thinking of giving one as a gift this Christmas? If so, you may be wondering what really happens on the day of your flight. If you’re not sure what to expect, read on to find out more about what you can look forward to on your first flight!

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Booking
The first thing to do when you receive your voucher is choose where and when to fly. We have locations across the country for most types of flying, and we’ll send you details of how to book as part of your voucher pack, including all the contact and location details.

Most airfields fly seven days a week and operate between 9am and 5pm. Obviously the weather sometimes gets in the way, so we ask all voucher-holders to call the airfield on the morning of their flight just to make sure that it can still go ahead. If not, you can reschedule to any time within the validity of your voucher.

On the day of your flight
First thing’s first: finding the airfield! Make sure you have a good map or in-car GPS with you, and the flying school’s postcode. Most airfields were built in the 1940s, when they were too busy thinking about the war effort to put much thought into making the airfield easy to find (in fact, sometimes exactly the opposite – the RAF tried to make it difficult for airfields to be discovered!). There are often several flying schools on the same airfield, so make sure you have the name of the one you’re flying at so that you can ask for directions if you need to.

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Once at the flying school, you’ll probably see a few pilots milling around the clubhouse in pilot uniform. Introduce yourself to them and they will take you to your instructor for the day.

Plan to be at the airfield for at least a few hours, as this gives time briefings, the flight, and perhaps even tea and coffee before or after your flight.

What if I’m scared of heights?
Despite being a pilot, so am I! I can’t climb a ladder without hanging on so tight that my knuckles go white and my legs turn to jelly. Somehow flying doesn’t have that effect on me, nor on the majority of the public.

I’m a flight instructor with over 2,500 hours of flight experience, and over the years I’ve flown with hundreds of people. In that time only one or two people didn’t like it.

Once in the aircraft with the door closed, you get a feeling of security. It’s a bit like being in a car; if you sat on the roof of the car whilst driving down the motorway, you’d be scared to death. But when inside the car with your seatbelt on, you feel quite safe driving at 70mph.

Time to fly
When it’s time for your lesson, your instructor will walk you to the aircraft and show you how everything works. The cockpit looks quite daunting with all the controls and instruments, but remember how you felt when you first got to drive a car – how will I manage to use the clutch, brake, throttle and steer all at the same time?!

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Once on board with seatbelts fastened, it’s time to start the engine. This is quite loud, as the cockpit soundproofing is not that good, so you will need to wear a headset, which will allow you to talk to your instructor via an intercom.

Once the engine is warmed up, it’s time for taxi and take-off. Taxiing the aircraft is just like driving a car (in fact I tell my students that the aircraft is just a Ford Escort with wings), then it’s onto the runway.

Take-off is a bit like what you experience in an airliner, but there’s less of a feeling of being pushed into your seat, and a much better view. Again, it’s a little noisy and bumpy as the aircraft speeds down the runway, but once airborne it all goes smooth and you can see the ground getting smaller as you climb away.

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We’re up here, now what?
Normally your instructor will give you a while to settle into the flight by flying you over some of the local landmarks (I remember on my first flight, my instructor shouted – look there’s Tesco! We’ll try to make sure you see something a bit more exciting than that!).

Once the sightseeing is done and photos taken, your instructor will let you have the chance to fly the aircraft yourself. Firstly, the instructor will demonstrate how to move the aircraft up/down and left/right, and then if you wish you can take the controls yourself – don’t worry, nothing can go wrong; that’s why your instructor is there.

Instructors are hugely qualified – they have been through years of rigorous training and are tested regularly.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and I can almost guarantee that after what seems like a few minutes, it will be time to fly back to the airfield (most of my students tell me how the 30-minute flight just – excuse the pun – flew by).

On final approach the aircraft gently descends before with a little bump touching safely down on the runway.

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Time for photos and certificates
When you’re back at the airfield clubhouse, you’ll have time for photos with your instructor and a chat about what happened on your flight. Many of our airfields also offer a certificate as a memento of your flight.

Your first flight counts towards gaining your pilot’s licence, so if you enjoyed it – why not come back? Browse the rest of our site to find the perfect flying experience for you.

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10 Reasons You Should Buy Someone a Flying Lesson This Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’ve not yet started your Christmas shopping, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll buy for your nearest and dearest this year. With just over a month to go, here are some great reasons for choosing one of our fantastic flying lesson gift vouchers to give as the perfect Christmas present this year…

1. The perfect gift for the person who has everything

It can be so difficult to choose a Christmas present for someone who already has everything they could possibly want in life. An experience day voucher gives them something priceless – memories. Not to mention some pretty cool photo opportunities of themselves at controls of a flying machine.

2. Make them feel amazing

The glamour of being a pilot has endless appeal, so why not treat a loved one to that fabulous feeling of being at the controls of an aeroplane and make them feel awesome… just like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Almost.

3. You get to go and watch!

The voucher may be for them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go along with them, take some photographs, watch some planes take off and soak up the aviation atmosphere. It makes a great day out for both of you – or indeed all the family – so not only do they get the perfect Christmas present, but you also get to enjoy an outing too!

4. Another one for the bucket list

Lots of us have bucket lists these days – i.e. a list of things we want to do before we ‘kick the bucket’, even if it’s not actually written down. Flying an aeroplane is on many people’s bucket list, so treating someone to the chance to take the controls is sure to go down well.

5. It’s affordable

Flying doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Our aviation experience days start at just £45 – a lot cheaper than the bigger experience day companies. Even if you’re on a budget, you’re bound to find a flight that will make an affordable gift for someone you love.

6. They might get to fly over your house

If they fly from a local airfield, they might be able to fly over your house – so you might even get a great aerial photograph of your house thrown in! We have dozens of locations to choose from across the country, with more being added all the time.

7. Loads of aircraft types to choose from

We have a great choice of aircraft types for you to choose from, including aeroplanes, helicopters, gliders, motorgliders, microlights and vintage aircraft such as original 1930s Tiger Moth bi-planes. If you have a thrill-seeker in the family, you can even give them the chance to try their hand at aerobatics!

8. Their lesson will count towards formal training

If they love their flying lesson so much that they can’t wait to get airborne again, their initial lesson will count towards the hours they need to gain a Private Pilot’s Licence.

9. A sparkly gold envelope for under the tree

All our vouchers come beautifully presented in a gorgeous gold envelope that will look fabulous under the Christmas tree, and it’s left blank and unsealed for your own message. Each envelope contains a voucher that you can personalise by leaving a comment during the checkout process, along with details of how to book the flying lesson.

10. It’s so easy to order

Forget battling the Christmas crowds and queuing up in all the shops. Why not do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your home using our quick and easy ordering process. Simply add the flying lesson you like to your shopping cart, fill in your details (add a personalised message in the ‘Comments’ box) and then complete your order by making a simple and secure payment through PayPal.

So what are you waiting for? Treat a loved one to a memorable flying lesson this Christmas and score some major brownie points! Get started with our Christmas inspiration

Image credits: Cessna from Wikimedia Commons, Christmas tree by Alexander Baxevanis on Flickr.

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