Take to the skies with the Virgin Experience Days Extended Flying Lesson!
Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar above the earth. You will also enjoy one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor, with your flying time counting towards a Private Pilot's licence if you have ambitions of flying regularly.
Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight covering safety and an introduction to the controls.
Once in the plane, your flight starts from the time the engine turns over, with around 40 to 60 minutes in the air. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor.
Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back.
Available at over 40 locations nationwide - Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Northern Ireland, Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Ireland, Kent, Lancashire, Merseyside, Lincolnshire, Scotland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wales, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Wales, Warwickshire, West Sussex and West Yorkshire
- Minimum age: 12 (under 18's need parental/guardian consent)
- Minimum height: 4 ft 10 inch (147 cm)
- Maximum height: 6 ft 4 inch (193 cm)
- Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 16 stone at Leeds
- 14 to 18 stone at other locations
You should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft. 40 locations across the UK and Southern Ireland.