Nowhere is there a place more beautiful to learn to fly than Cumbria. With the Lake District in close proximity you are sure to enjoy some stunningly picturesque views as you soar through the sky. You will be flying a two seater Piper Tomahawk under the close supervision of a highly qualified instructor. Whether this is the start of something new or a once-in-a-lifetime experience it is sure to be an adventure you will never forget.
On arrival you will have a short briefing by an experienced, professional flying instructor. Then it's time for the aircraft! You will be sat in the driving seat as the instructor conducts some pre-flight checks and taxis the plane to the runway for takeoff! Once airborne, you will be taught basic manoeuvres and controls, before being allowed to take complete command of the plane yourself. The aircraft is fitted with dual control so the instructor can assist whenever necessary. You will be flying a two seater Piper Tomahawk and the experience will last for approximately 30 minutes. Family and friends are welcome to come along and watch you fly and take some pictures.
This experience is available at Cumbria:
Cumbria (North) - Carlisle
Your voucher is valid for 10 months, for one person. When you book you must inform the centre if you are over 6'4” or 16 stone, as an extra charge may be necessary if a bigger plane is required. The minimum age is 12 years old: under 18s must have a parent/guardian with them on the day. It is essential that you become a temporary member of the air centre on the day - this is free of charge and ensures you are covered by the centre's insurance. All lessons are subject to availability and weather conditions on the day and so clients are advised to phone the morning of the lesson to check if it is safe to fly.
I bought my daughter this flying lesson for her 18th birthday present as it's something she's always wanted to do. I bought it just as a fun gift experience for her but after taking to the cockpit she's now using it as the first part of her flight training to get her private pilots licence!
16 November 2010