60 Minute Light Aircraft Flight in Nottinghamshire

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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.

How long does the experience last?

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.

How many other people?

Your briefing and your flight will be held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land. There is a cafe on-site with excellent views of the runway.

What do I wear?

Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.

Are there any restrictions?

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.

Anything Else?

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.

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