30-05-2018: Owing to the poor flying weather we've experienced since late 2017, we have decided to place a hold on the sale of trial lessons. This will be a temporary measure whilst we fly the majority of the trial lesson vouchers which have already been sold. The duration of the hold will depend on a sustained improvement in the weather.
If you are fortunate enough to have received a voucher then please go HERE to find out how to book a date and time.
Once we are back to selling vouchers again, the following is what will be available:
Phoenix Aviation offer 30 minute and 1 hour flights with our experienced Flying Instructors, starting from just £85 in the C42 and £125 in a PA28 - please note that there is a absolute weight limit of 90kg in the C42 (not applicable in the PA28).
Situated with The Solent only a stone's throw from the end of the runway and with the Isle of Wight just 5 minutes flight time away, Solent Airport Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent is hard to beat as a location.
The lesson begins with a comprehensive pre-flight briefing on the principles of flight, the aircraft and its controls, and what to expect during the lesson. During the flight, and under the expert eyes of your instructor, you will take the controls and experience what it's like to pilot an aircraft.
If you've chosen to fly the PA28, why not bring a friend to share the experience? At no extra cost, subject to weight limitations, our four-seater aircraft have ample room for one passenger.
The 1 hour flights (at £195 in a PA28 and £135 in the C42) include the option to land at another local airfield and, in the PA28, even share the flying with a friend – one flying out and the other back – again at no extra cost. Note that this is subject to prevailing circumstances, such as runway condition at the other airfield.
No lower or upper age limits apply for learning to fly, but for practical reasons we recommend teenager and upwards.
The flying can be logged as training and counts towards a PPL or NPPL licence for anyone aged 14 years and over.
There is a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions here.
Please note, that we do not fly unless the weather is suitable for the lesson AND we are satisfied that it will be an enjoyable experience. In the UK climate this means that a rebooking, and possibly more than one rebooking, may be required. Sometimes we can slightly delay the flight on the day in question to allow for the weather to improve e.g. a mist to disperse, but this depends on what other bookings there are.
The weather can be just as good for flying in the winter as the summer, albeit not as warm, but the trial lesson vouchers are valid for 10 months so this gives plenty of time to plan/replan the flight.
Please use the contact form on the Web site if you would like to find out more, or simply call us on 02392 552703.
Gift vouchers are valid for a period of ten months.