In a nutshell

Where is it?
The pleasure flights take off from Durham Tees Valley airport.

Length of experience
Your flight experience will last for a full 30, 60 or 90 minutes depending on which package you book. You will need to allow additional time beforehand to meet your captain and run through a safety briefing.

What you need to know
Please note that all persons flying will need to bring valid photo identification for security – either photocard driving licence or passport. Children under 16 years of age may use their original birth certificate.

The maximum combined weight limit for up to 3 passengers is 40 stone (560 lbs).

There are certain restrictions that prevent flying, these are; icy conditions, high winds, low visibility and low cloud base. However, if your flight is cancelled due to the weather it will be re-booked at a later date.

Flying whilst pregnant after 28 weeks is not permitted due to the difficulty in manoeuvring into / out of the aircraft.

For women wanting to fly between 24-28 weeks, they will need to bring a letter from their GP or Midwife advising that they are having a healthy pregnancy and that they are happy for them to undertake this type of activity.

How much will it cost?
Yorkshire Hands On Trial Flying Experience costs from £95 for a 30 minute flight, £179 for a 60 minute flight and £240 for a 90 minute flight for up to 3 three people.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your e-voucher or gift box voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please call 0800 772 0825.

The small print
Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Yorkshire Hands On Trial Flying Experience

£95.00 FOR UP TO 3 PEOPLE

Send your loved ones up, up and away with the ultimate in thrilling gifts – a hands on trial aircraft flying experience. The experience comprises a flying lesson from a qualified instructor with the actual exhilarating experience of flying the aircraft. This flying experience could be the start of an aviation adventure – all hours flown on the trial flying lesson can be counted towards a Private Pilot Licence.  Fancy flying away with the family? Up to three people can travel in the plane making this the perfect family gift.

What can you expect?

  • Your hands-on flying experience begins with a briefing from your instructor on the main controls, covering the effect of the control column, the power and rudder, before heading out for your first lesson where you will get experience flying the aircraft yourself!
  • Once airborne the instructor will hand over control and it’s over to you…. There’s nothing to be worried about, the experienced instructor will be on hand to help you keep straight and level.
  • This is your time to enjoy the thrill of flying an aircraft around the North East!  Turns and climbs, you have control, just make sure you look out of the window to see the amazing views!
  • Your instructor will point you in the right direction to fly back to Durham Tees Valley Airport where you’ll receive your certificate with the date and aircraft times you flew; should  you wish to come back and learn to fly you’ve all the records you need.
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GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?


GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?


GIFT RECIPIENT DETAILS

Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND THE VOUCHER?

Yorkshire Hands On Trial Flying Experience

The Yorkshire Hands On Trial Flying Experience is offered by Scenic Air Tours North East – a pleasure flight company operating out of Durham Tees Valley airport which is near Darlington.

Husband and wife team Chris and Tracy pride themselves on giving you the best possible pleasure flight experience. The couple plan all pleasure flight routes carefully therefore ensuring you enjoy every minute of your flying experience.

Scenic Air Tours North East operate under the CAA Training Organisation DTO 004. The company conduct their flights to the same industry standards as major airlines because your safety is their highest priority.

We also feature a 50 minute pleasure flight to York Minster from the same company.

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