Try microlighting in a specially adapted aircraft, suitable for a range of disabled users! Enjoy spectacular views with a qualified instructor present throughout.
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This microlighting experience is perfect for would-be pilots who think their disability prevents them from learning to fly. Take off in an Ikarus C42 microlight, adapted to suit a range of disabled users, and enjoy a twenty-minute flight at the controls!
Flights depart from two airfields, in Kent and Cambridgeshire. On arrival at your chosen venue, you’ll be met by a friendly instructor who’ll give a full briefing, before leading you to the aircraft. The Ikarus C42 is a fine example of German engineering, and the model you’ll be flying has been specially modified to suit pilots with limited or no lower limb mobility. A hand-operated rudder control replaces the standard pedal, allowing the aircraft to be operated using one’s hands alone. With your experienced co-pilot alongside, you’ll enjoy a twenty-minute flight over the Great British countryside, during which you’ll cover the fundamentals of flying and admire some stunning views. Back on solid ground, you’ll be on cloud nine for days!
The Microlight Flight for Wheelchair Users is a unique opportunity to fulfil your aerial ambition. Who knows where that first flight could lead – with an Experience Days voucher, the sky’s the limit!
Microlighting is available on selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year.
If you would like to enquire about a specific date, please feel free to contact our customer service team.
Minim age: 14
Maximum weight: 15.5 st (100kg)
Please note: There is no specialist equipment available on site. You must be able to move from your chair to the aircraft with reasonable ease. For further information, please contact our customer service team.
Experience Duration: 00:20
Time at Venue: 01:00
Microlighting Trial Flights usually last for around an hour in total, with somewhere near 20 minutes in the air.
Participants: The Microlight Flight for Wheelchair Users is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to watch you take off and land on your
unforgettable Microlight flight - and are encouraged to bring
There is a strict no pets rule in operation, and under 18s must be accompanied by a non-participating adult.
Microlighting may get your clothes a little dirty, so it is
advisable you wear clothes that you don't mind scruffing up
Whilst all safety equipment is provided at the centre, it is advisable that you wear layers suitable for the weather - such as warm jumpers and scarf in the winter, and sunglasses in the summer.
The weather conditions on the day play a big part in whether
your Microlighting experience will be running, so please ensure you
speak to the centre to ensure it is going ahead.
You can do this by calling the centre on the day (before 09.30) or on the evening before to ensure it is going ahead.