Microlight Flying in Hampshire for One
Things couldn't be more different than a plane when flying in a microlight. In fact a trip on one of these nippy, lightweight little flying machines is about as close as it gets to being a bird. Begin the session with a health and safety briefing from an experienced pilot, before boarding a dual-controlled 'flex wing' microlight, which is based on the frame of a hang glider. Once airborne, experience the incredible handling and zippy speed of this lightweight craft whilst enjoying breathtaking bird's-eye views. During the flight, take control of the microlight, with an instructor on hand throughout to offer advice and encouragement. This particular flight can also count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence.
- Take to the skies in a zippy microlight
- Expert tuition from a qualified instructor
- Take control of the craft (at the pilot's discretion)
- Flying time can contribute towards a Private Pilot's Licence for microlights
- Availability Description
Available Tuesday–Sunday afternoons (usually between 12–3pm) throughout the main flying season from May to mid-September. Weeknight flights can take off up to 7.30pm in summer. All dates are subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum weight is 16st 7lbs. Minimum age: 16 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to sign a disclaimer.
Weather dependency means the flying session can be cancelled at very short notice so participants MUST call for confirmation between 9–10am on the morning of the flight. Any cancellations are rebooked.
Please allow up to an hour at the venue. As a guide, the flight can last for anywhere between 15 and 25 minutes, depending on thermals and wind.
- Numbers on the Day
The briefing might be shared, but the flight is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified pilot.
- Dress Code
These microlights have open cockpits, so wrap up warm. Long trousers, closed-in shoes, socks and long sleeve jumpers are recommended. Bring gloves in winter and sunblock and a hat in summer. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
Flying time can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence, for which 15 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying is needed to qualify. Spectators are welcome to watch participants take off and land and follow the flight with binoculars or a camera, or relax in the café or viewing area on the airfield. Dogs are not permitted at airfields.