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Flying lessons, flight training, ground school, trial flights, flying instructor courses, NPPL with Microlight Rating for Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire area

 

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Peterborough Conington Business Airport, once a Second World War bomber base, is the starting point for our trial flights. On arrival you will be welcomed by your pilot, Captain Gareth Aggett. He’s a hugely experienced instructor having flown 10,000 hours and holding an Airline Transport Pilots Licence.

You will be given complimentary membership of Ampsair for the day. This means that you will be covered by the club’s insurance and, more importantly, that the time flown can be credited towards a pilot’s licence!

You will be introduced to the aircraft, the latest model C42B Ikarus microlight, for a pre-flight brief to show you how to control it by use of the elevator and ailerons and how to use the hand throttle, too.

Then we can strap in and we are now ‘Ready for Departure’.



The Flying Start

Two hands on flying lessons of about an hour each and which can be taken on the same or different days just as you wish. In the first lesson your instructor will show you the effects of the primary controls and hand over to you to have a go at flying the aircraft, first straight, then level, then both straight and level together. You’ll spend most of the hour hands on whilst flying over the rolling hills of Northamptonshire or the Lincolnshire Fenlands to the North Sea Coast.

The second lesson allows you to develop your skills. You will be shown the secondary effects of the controls along with the use of power, how trim eases the workload and why we have flaps to aid the approach and landing back at our home airfield. You can try your hand at following line features like a motorway or the great drainage dykes of the area. Try flying gentle turns around a town or a cloud! See if you can navigate back to our home airfield. That’s 2 hours dual flying instruction and now you can enter the flight in your log book, a present from Ampsair.

The Flying Start - £345 – the log book is FREE



The Land Away Double

A trial flying lesson of two flights each 30 to 40 minutes long landing away at another airfield for a cup of tea then flying back to Conington.

In flight and up to 30 miles away from our home airfield you can experience the pleasures of flight, admire the view from half a mile high, then take photographs. Your instructor will show you the effects of controls and hand over to you to have a go at controlling the aircraft, flying straight and level, following line features to the destination airfield. This could be Old Warden with its collection of 50 airworthy aircraft in eight floodlit hangars, or Sywell, base for the Blades aerobatic team or Duxford, home of aviation history from the Imperial War Museum.

After a cup of tea we take off for Conington; for most of the flight control of the aircraft will be yours and you’ll see how your flying is improving. Back at base you can have your picture taken beside the aircraft (bring a camera) and you’ll be presented with a certificate to mark the occasion.

The Land Away Double - £195 – the tea is complimentary



The 45 Minute Trial Flight

The whole experience including the briefings and 45 minutes of flight time logged from brakes off to brakes on lasts about an hour and three quarters.

In flight and up to 20 miles away from our home airfield you can experience the pleasures of flight, admire the view from half a mile high, then take photographs. Your instructor will show you the effects of controls and hand over to you to have a go at controlling the aircraft, flying straight, then level, then both straight and level together.

For most of the flight control of the aircraft can be yours. Try flying gentle turns around a town or a cloud or following line features like a railway or a river! See if you can navigate back to our home airfield.

Bring a camera to have your picture taken beside the aircraft on your return and we’ll present you with a certificate to mark the occasion.

The 45 Minute Trial Flight - £95



The 30 Minute Trial Flight

Experience the thrill of flight and the view from the sky where we show you how to manoeuvre the aircraft in the air and give you the hands on chance to do so too!

The flight time is 30 minutes brakes off to brakes on so you will need to allow about an hour for the whole experience.

Flying over the Cambridgeshire fenland round our home airfield your instructor will show you gentle manoeuvres and hand over to you to have a go at controlling the aircraft.

When back at base you can have your picture taken beside the aircraft (bring a camera) and you’ll be presented with a certificate to mark the occasion.

The 30 Minute Trial Flight - £55


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