Introductory Lessons


cockpitSometimes referred to as "Trial Lessons", introductory lessons are designed to give the prospective student an insight into learning to fly a light aircraft. They are ideal for someone who has not experienced flying in a light aircraft.

The introductory lesson is not a pleasure flight but a genuine lesson, it is in fact exercise no 3 in the PPL syllabus. The student will be encouraged to handle the controls, under the guidance of the instructor, during the flight.


Each lesson is split into three parts.

    • An introductory brief given by the instructor which will outline the flight, covering how the basic controls work and then area over which the flight will take place.
    • The flight itself during which the instructor will demonstrate how the basic controls work and encourage the student to take cover the controls and fly the aircraft.
    • After the flight there will be the opportunity to discuss the flight and the requirements to obtain a licence.
    • Please note that any flight time will count toward the hours required for your PPL and can be logged


We offer two types of introductory lessons:


A flight of 30 minutes of which 20 will be spent in the air, this is ideal for someone who has never flown in a light aircraft before.


A flight of one hour of which 50 minutes will be spent in the air. This gives longer to experience handling the controls and the opportunity to fly further afield.

Unsure of the right package?

If you are unsure of the right trial lesson, please fill out the contact form on the right and we will aim to contact you to answer any questions/queries as soon as possible. 


    • You may purchase your voucher direct through PayPal, our chosen secure online transaction service provider - please note you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service.
    • Alternatively you may contact us by phone to talk directly to one of the team who can assist with a card payment by phone.
    • There are no card service charges or bookings fees for either service.
    • Vouchers are emailed to you as print at home vouchers though we also offer a postal service by request.

Arranging the lesson

Please call or email us to arrange your lesson, alternatively use our contact form on the right and we'll contact you.


Cessna 172

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Robin DR400

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Please note that the Robin DR400 is currently undergoing refurbishment and will return to service in August 2019

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