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Extended Flying Lesson

5 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Code: PFLYGE 12 month validity 27 locations 1 person

Reach for the skies with this experience and do something unusual with your spare time. Feel the thrill of taking the controls in your own aircraft and receive one to one training from a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor. This extended lesson will take you through everything you need to know as a beginner to light aircraft flying. Enjoy the 40-60 minutes flight time you’ll have and at many of the venues you'll receive a certificate at the end of your experience. To make things even better, your flying time actually counts towards your Private Pilot’s licence.

What's Included?

  • Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety
  • One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor in a two-seater aircraft
  • One flight of 40 to 60 minutes
  • Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
We’re working with our experience partners to ensure we’re adhering to government advice as it updates. Please check with the supplier at time of booking for their individual recommendations.


Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date

What happens on the day?

Your extended flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor which will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Then it’s over to your aircraft where you will be handed a pair of headphones so that you can hear the conversation between your instructor and air traffic control, as well as enabling you to communicate with your pilot. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls and will be guided through the flight by your qualified instructor. Not to worry about landing though, as this is usually carried out by the pilot who will land the plane and taxi back. You’ll then receive a de-briefing and your certificate of flight (depending on location).

Participant guidelines

  • Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
  • Minimum height: 4ft 10in
  • Maximum height: 6ft 4in
  • Maximum weight: 14 to 18 stone 
  • Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft
  • Spectators are welcome to wait at the airfield while you take your flight
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location


Flying lessons take place all year round and are normally available on any day of the week.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on the voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.

You should allow 1 to 2 hours for the whole experience but your flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 40 to 60 minutes.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

Packaging and Delivery

Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.

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5 out of 5 stars Based on 6 reviews

Review by Rob

5 out of 5 stars
"Amazing fun and very interesting"

I went up in a Cessna 152 with 'South Warwickshire Flying School' and had a lot of fun and a very educational experience.

The people in the school are a very friendly and relaxed bunch. John was my instructor and let me fly a lot more than I thought I'd be able to. I made steep and shallow turns and climbing us up to 2000ft. John was a really great guy to fly with, very informative and patient with my questions!

A brilliant experience and I now want to get my PPL! Recommended.

12 October 2020

Review by Kathy D

5 out of 5 stars
"Fabulous gift!"

This was a surprise birthday present, and I loved every minute! I was able to choose a route which passed over our house. For a nominal fee, my husband was able to come along too and sit in the back. After takeoff, I had many opportunities to fly the plane - the time just flew by (pun intended!). I would recommend this to anyone who loves flying or simply likes to see familiar places from the air.

09 September 2019

Review by Ken DaSilva-Hill

5 out of 5 stars
"Come fly with them!"

What a fabulous experience flying with Fivestardays !
Booking the actual flight was simplicity itself, and within twenty four hours we were in the air with TG Aviation, flying from Lydd airport in Kent. Within seconds of taking off I was given control of the aircraft for on the job instruction, after having been briefed on the aircraft and controls before the flight. After a few moments confidence was built up and a joyful hour was spent above kent. A great day! Can't wait for the next time!

28 July 2018

Review by Jonnie Jones

5 out of 5 stars
"Great experience"

Could not have been better. The atmosphere of the flying club was friendly and my instructor was splendid and took me where I chose (over our house and then down to the coast and along Beach Head). A perfect experience in every way.

29 December 2017

Review by Sue

5 out of 5 stars
"Fantastic flying the Cesna"

Great present from my husband of flying lesson from Bodmin Airfield. Views spectacular and Matt my instructor lovely guy. Pointed out points of interest and had plenty of flying myself too! Great day 😊✈️

18 September 2017
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Extended Flying Lesson
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5 out of 5 stars
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27 locations across the UK

Please note some locations indicated on the map may not be completely accurate and should not be used when planning directions.