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Introductory Flying Lesson

4.94 out of 5 stars
Based on 16 reviews

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4.94 out of 5 stars
Based on 16 reviews
Code: PFLYGI 12 month validity 27 locations 1 person

Feel the adrenaline rush as you take the controls of your light aircraft and soar across the sky with this Introductory Flying Lesson.

You’ll receive one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor and will spend up to 30 minutes in the air (including taxiing and landing). What you learn will depend on your chosen location but all participants receive flying time that counts towards a Private Pilot's licence.

One thing's for sure, this promises to be an adventure that is nothing short of extraordinary.

What's Included?

  • Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety
  • One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor in a two-seater aircraft
  • 30 minutes flying lesson (including taxiing and landing) with the opportunity to take the controls
  • 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 flying lesson starts with a pre-flight briefing from your qualified instructor. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls.

Once in the plane, you are given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control. You will also be able to communicate with each other so you can be guided through your first lesson. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will take over to land the plane at the airfield and taxi back.

Participant guidelines

  • Minimum age: 12, 14 at Coventry Airport (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
  • Minimum height: 4ft 10in
  • Maximum height:  6ft 4in
  • Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 14 to 18 stone at other locations
  • Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft
  • These are guidelines only and we ask that you check any queries at the time of booking
  • Spectators are usually welcome, without charge, but will not be able to accompany you in the plane.  Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so you should check with the centre when booking
  • 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. Availability varies by venue.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher.  All bookings are subject to availability.

Please note that with Almat Flying Academy, a fuel surcharge will be required for from £4.40 (for 15 minutes) to £17.22 (for an hour)

You should allow 1 hour for your whole experience, but the flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 25-30 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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4.9 out of 5 stars Based on 16 reviews

Review by Stephanie Guerreiro

5 out of 5 stars
"Excellent Experience!"

My husband bought me this experience as a birthday present and it was absolutely amazing! Every member of staff there was very personable and had lots of information about flying. The waiting room is decorated with photos and little tidbits related to the flying school. The gentleman that flew with me was very knowledgable and patient. I would love to return someday; thank you for a great day!

18 June 2020

Review by Caroline

5 out of 5 stars
"My first flight"

Great experience from start to finish!

22 October 2018

Review by Will Smith

5 out of 5 stars
"Brilliant, great experience"

Clear instructions to begin with, staff were friendly and welcoming.
Talked through the controls, managed to have a go once up in the air.
Really fantastic time, went really quickly. Would definitely recommend.

01 October 2018

Review by Andrew Watts

5 out of 5 stars
"Great Flight from a great team"

Fantastic Flight and a warm welcome from the Oxford PFT team. Very knowledgeable and enjoyed talking about flying and planes. The instructor was great and filled me with confidence, I have not flown for a long time but was able to take control with confidence and enjoyed every minute of the half hour flight. I would highly recommend this experience!

19 June 2018

Review by Mike evans

5 out of 5 stars

An excellent experience at Oxford airport. Excellent instruction, plenty of "hands on" very strongly recommended.

31 August 2017
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Introductory Flying Lesson
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27 locations across the UK

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