Trial Flights

The dream of flight is one that mankind has had since the dawn of time, yet only recently has this dream become available to everyone. A microlight experience flight in Cambridgeshire with Airplay Aviation is guaranteed to be memorable, with the wind-in-the-face experience of a flexwing microlight being truly unique.

Microlight flying on the Paul O’Grady show, filmed at Airplay Aviation

We offer Trial Flight gift vouchers (valid for 6 months from the date of purchase), which make a perfect present. The grateful recipient simply needs to call us to arrange a suitable time for the flight to take place. On the day of the flight we recommend giving us a call at 9am to check on the weather conditions on the day; if it is unsuitable then we will simply re-arrange your flight for another time. All safety equipment (helmets, gloves, flying suits etc.) will be provided, just bring some sensible footwear.

Upon your arrival at Sutton Meadows airfield (How to find us), you will receive a briefing and be shown around the aircraft. Spectators are very welcome, and there will be an opportunity for photographs. Then, you will be strapped in and take to the skies safe in the hands of our very experienced instructors. Depending on weather conditions and time available, you may well be able to see your house from the air, or take a tour around the unique landscape of Cambridgeshire. You can even take a camera airborne with you as long as it is fitted with a good quality safety strap. After landing, you will be presented with a certificate and we will be happy to discuss options with you should you decide to take the sport up and obtain your Private Pilots Licence.

For those that are after something even more special, we offer the “Flying-Start Experience”. This consists of a full briefing, before a cross-country flight to another airfield, where a break and possibly refreshments will be available (depending on the chosen airfield). Then, if the conditions allow, you will take the pilots seat for the flight home. These flights count towards your licence, and will be entered as your first flights in your own logbook, provided as part of the experience. Total experience time approx 3-4hrs, with around 2hrs flight time.

Trial Flights
30 minutes £80
1 hour £140
“Flying Start” Experience (Cross-country flight) £280

You can buy vouchers online using the form below (you will be taken to Paypal’s external website to complete the purchase). You will be protected by Paypal’s fraud prevention scheme and we won’t have access to your card details.
Alternatively, please call direct with card details and we can arrange the booking over the phone.

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Standard postage to the UK is included in the price. Max weight is 110kgs, and min age is 14. All vouchers are non-refundable.
To use your voucher simply ring to book a time on a first-come-first-served basis. Failure to arrive by the specified time or cancelling a booked lesson with less than 48hrs notice may result in your flight being shortened or invalidated.