• 60 Minute lesson for 1 or 2 people (student & 1 other can sit in and be part of it) Buy Online – We will contact you to arrange the lesson. Aircraft: Cessna 172

    A trial or taster lesson is an excellent introduction to flying if you are just looking to try it out.

    Welshpool Mid Wales Airport is set on some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Although it seems sleepy it is quite a busy little airport with many visitors from around the country flying in, along with commercial flights and the resident Microlight and Helicopter schools.

    With that in mind this gives students the added advantage of mixing with different aircraft, and gaining experience in a, sometimes, quite busy environment, without having the cumbersome restrictions of a full air traffic control airport.

    NO additional costs, NO membership fees, NO monthly fees, NO circuit fees, NO landing fees!

  • 60 Minute Flight - Up to 2 People Buy Online - We will contact you to arrange the flight.

    From Welshpool we head over to lake Vyrnwy, the stone built dam, the first of its kind in the world. There are 31 rivers and waterfalls that run into the lake and its waters supply Liverpool.

    Then on to the coast to Barmouth, William Wordsworth, a visitor to Barmouth in the 19th century, described it thus: "With a fine sea view in front, the mountains behind, the glorious estuary running eight miles [13 km] inland, and Cadair Idris within compass of a day's walk, Barmouth can always hold its own against any rival’’. Say no more!

    You’ll follow this beautiful part of the Welsh coast down to Aberdovey before heading inland again the Clywedog resevoir near Llanidloes. The dam was started in 1963 after an Act of Parliament ordered its construction to help prevent flooding of the River Severn in winter and to maintain its water levels in the summer.

    Continue back over the stunning mid Wales scenery home to Welshpool.

  • Flight of Fancy Fancy having a go? Have you ever wondered if it’s easy flying a plane? Well, its pretty easy.  During this amazing flying experience you’ll be shown how to go faster and slower, how to climb and descend and how to turn the aircraft onto specific headings. All over the amazing mid wales scenery. The tricky bit is landing, so it’s best to let the instructor do that. It is only your first go after all! Shared experience with one other person. Each of you will have approximately 15 to 20 minutes flying the airplane during an approximate 45 minutes total flying time. £99.00pp
  • 60 Minute Flight - Up to 2 People Buy Online - We will contact you to arrange the flight.

    The glory of Snowdonia national park, the mountains, the lakes, we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep.

    From Welshpool we head towards Blaenau Ffestiniog home of slate mining and the famous railway, via Lake Bala. Bala was the largest natural body of water in Wales before its level was raised by Thomas Telford to provide water for the Ellesmere Canal (later Llangollen Canal). From there we head to the coast to Portmerion, look to you right and you will see the summit of Snowdon, or we hope to, it’s quite rare for the summit to be clear of cloud. Portmerion is the famous Italianate village created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 and made famous by the tv serries The Prisoner.

    Then we head back to Welshpool over the beautiful Cambrian mountains.

  • 60 Minute Flight - Up to 2 People Buy Online - We will contact you to arrange the flight.

    Shropshire is split into two areas, to the north is the Shropshire plain, flat and fertile with rivers slowly winding their way through the quintessential English countryside of meadows and pastures and to the south is dominated by mountains ranges and ‘batches’, a colloquial term for small valleys. It’s here that we head to first, the Shropshire hills area of outstanding natural beauty. You can’t miss the Long Mynd, one of the highest points in the Shropshire Hills, an area of heath land popular with walkers as you fly past and over the pretty town of Church Stretton. It’s on to Iron Bridge and it’s famous gorge and the bridge that crosses it, a scenic tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a quick fly around the relatively new town of Telford, named after Thomas Telford, it’s on to Shrewsbury the county town of Shropshire with it’s medieval heart and 660 listed buildings, the complete opposite of Telford. From here we head north west to Oswestry, look out for ‘old Oswestry’ one of the best preserved hill forts in the UK with evidence of construction and occupation between 800 BC and 43 AD and said to be described as "The Stonehenge of the Iron Age Period". Then it’s south to back to Welshpool with the distractive mountains of Wales to your right and the flat plains of Shropshire to your left.
  • 60 Minute lesson for 1 or 2 people (student & 1 other can sit in and be part of it) Buy Online – We will contact you to arrange the lesson. Aircraft: Cessna 172

    This license is recognised worldwide and is the most common license people get. It entitles the holder to fly single engine aircraft as Pilot in Command in non-commercial operations on aeroplanes in the UK, and Europe.

    The minimum hours required to gain your Private Pilot Licence consists of a minimum 45 hours flight training, which includes a minimum of 25 hours dual instruction and 10 hours solo flying. Within in the 10 hours of supervised solo flying, you will need at least 5 hours of solo cross country flight time and complete a cross country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) with 2 full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome.

    NO additional costs, NO membership fees, NO monthly fees, NO circuit fees, NO landing fees!
  • 60 Minute lesson for 1 or 2 people (student & 1 other can sit in and be part of it) Buy Online – We will contact you to arrange the lesson. Aircraft: Cessna 172

    Similar in many ways, the LAPL has more restrictions than the PPL, the weight of the aircraft and number of passengers are restricted but the medical and skills test are a little less demanding.

    The CAA state ‘The privileges of the holder of an LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as PIC on single-engine piston aeroplanes-land (SEP land), single-engine piston aeroplanes-sea (SEP sea) or touring motor glider TMG with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are always a maximum of 4 persons on board of the aircraft. Your privileges will be limited to the type and class of aircraft you take your skill test in unless you complete additional training.

    NO additional costs, NO membership fees, NO monthly fees, NO circuit fees, NO landing fees!
  • Introductory Scenic Flights Never been up in a small plane? Well, this is your chance to see this beautiful part of the world from a different perspective. Fly along the river severn, swoop around Powis Castle and see the ridges of The Stiperstones and Long Mynd. You may even get to spot the Llanfer Steam Train chuffing along. Shared with one other person. Max weight 16 stones Flights occur on set days throughout the year. £79.00pp 30 minutes duration from engine start to engine stop.
  • 60 Minute Flight - Up to 2 People Buy Online - We will contact you to arrange the flight. The border country know as the Marches has been the scene on many battles and conflicts over the centuries, this flight will take in some of the most important and strategic sites and Castles along with some of the most stunning scenery.

    You flight starts in the Severn Valley then heads towards Montgomery, Bishops Castle and Clun, all important strong holds in the past. Although Clun has now been suggested is one of the most tranquil locations in England according to research by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England.

    Offas Dyke is an ancient earthwork roughly following the border between Wales and England.  The structure is named after Offa, the Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia from AD 757 until 796, who is traditionally believed to have ordered its construction. The best place to view it is Knighton and even better from the air. Then it’s following the Welsh English border to the start of the Wye Valley before heading north again towards Ludlow, the hill top medieval walled town, founded in the late 11th century after the Norman conquest of England and described by Sir John Betjeman as "probably the loveliest town in England".

    Then it back over the border again in to Wales and back to Welshpool.

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