30 Minute Light Aircraft Flight in Clacton-on-Sea

A wonderful Driving Experiences Experience within easy reach of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

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Aim high and get your head in the clouds with this amazing flying experience from Clacton-on-Sea, then look down on magnificent views of the coastline from thousands of feet up. Receive a full safety briefing while still on the ground, as well as tips on flying techniques, before climbing into the cockpit of this intimate, two-seater aircraft and sitting right next to the pilot. The Cessna 152 is a dual-controlled training plane, so after being talked through the controls, take the column (at the pilot’s discretion) and experience flying a light aircraft all by yourself. This is a great experience for anyone who has ever wanted to fly a plane, and even those working towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).


Seven days a week throughout the year, other than Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Please note that weekends are particularly busy and should be booked at least four weeks in advance.


Flying is weather dependent and it’s essential that you call the venue for a weather check. For morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon/evening bookings call before setting out. Cancelled flights can be rebooked direct.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around 40 minutes, including your 30 minute flight. Flight times are approximate and are the chocks-off to chocks-on duration.

How many other people?

The briefing might be shared. The flight is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome to watch the take off and landing. There is a clubhouse with drinks facilities on-site, and the beach is a ten minute stroll away.

What do I wear?

Wear flat-soled shoes. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.

Are there any restrictions?

Maximum height is 6’4”. Maximum weight is 16 stone. There are no age restrictions.

Anything Else?

Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot’s Licence. To qualify for a PPL 35 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying is required.

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