30 Minute Light Aircraft Flight in Devon

A nice little Driving Experiences Experience in Umberleigh, Devon.

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If we were meant to fly, we’d have wings. We’ve got the Wright brothers to thank for the alternative – light aircraft. The experience starts with feet firmly on the ground, with a briefing about flying techniques and safety. Then climb aboard a dual-controlled two-seater training plane with a fully qualified instructor. Then it’s chocks away for your 30 minute flight, during which time (at the pilot’s discretion) you can take the flight controls and experience the absolute joy of flying a plane. The feeling of control is brilliant, not to mention the breathtaking views.


February to October, including public holidays. Weekends can get very busy, if you want a weekend date we recommend booking at least four weeks in advance.


Flying is a weather dependent activity and it’s essential that you call the venue between 8am – 9am for a weather check. If your flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for an alternative date or time.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around 40 minutes, including a 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.

What do I wear?

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

Are there any restrictions?

There is no minimum or maximum age for this experience. Maximum weight is 17 stone.

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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