Get a load of this Driving Experiences Experience within easy reach of Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Climb aboard a light aircraft in Nottinghamshire for a thrilling 60 minute aerial adventure. Begin on the ground for a pre-flight safety briefing and talk on important flying methods from an experienced pilot, before climbing aboard a dual-controlled two-seater Cessna 152 training plane. Head to the clouds and watch breathtaking views unfold – during the flight (at the pilot’s discretion) take over the controls to experience the true pleasure of piloting such an incredible craft.
Seven days a week. The venue is closed on Christmas Day. Weekends can get very busy, if you want a weekend date we recommend booking at least two weeks in advance (even earlier for summer weekends).
Flying is a weather dependent activity and it’s essential that you call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
Your experience will last for about 80 minutes, including your 60 minute flight. Flight times are approximate and are the chocks-off to chocks-on duration.
Your briefing and your flight will be held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.
Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. There is a cafe on-site with excellent views of the runway.
Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
Maximum weight is 17 stone. Maximum height is 6’4”. For security reasons, photographic id (ideally a passport) MUST be produced by all passengers on the day or they wont be permitted to fly.
Your flying time can count towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). To qualify for a PPL you need 35 hours of dual-control and 10 hours solo flying. If you have ever wanted to be a pilot, this is a great way to get started.