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The first step in learning to fly is to take an hour out and try a flight, to see if you like it. Our trial flights are an ideal way to give it a go. The format is normally a short briefing on the ground, then take to the air for a 30 minute flight with one of our flying instructors, followed by a short debrief.

The absolute weight limits vary from aircraft to aircraft, but the Tiger Moth has a strict weight limit of 16 stone / 220 lbs / 100kg.

Sywell Aerodrome in an awarding winning General Aviation airfield set in beautiful surroundings. We have 4 runways, one hard and three grass. Our main all-weather runway is concrete and fully lit for day and night operations. The aerodrome is AGCS controlled and we have CAT 2/3 fire cover capabilities.

There is a fabulous 60 bedroom Art-Deco hotel on-site, with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. For a more casual dining experience, the Pilot’s Mess Café serves hot drinks and snacks.



Whilst there is no maximum age on learning to fly, students must be 14 years or older and cannot fly solo until their 16th birthday. It is not uncommon to find young pilots who can fly an aeroplane but can’t drive a car!





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