A Unique Opportunity To Do
a Light Aircraft from Derby Airfield
A trial lesson
makes an ideal present, Gift vouchers are available from the Derby Aero
Club & Flying School. These vouchers can be redeemed for a lesson
at a time to suit the recipient.
have often wished to experience the unique pleasure of flying in a small,
light aeroplane. The sheer joy and excitement of simply being in the air
and able to view the countryside from a new and incomparable perspective
is one of the most enchanting adventures possible.
of us have been on holiday, travelling in modern transport jets but this
in no way compares with flying at relatively low level at the controls
of a small aircraft, seeing the whole world spread before you. This unique
adventure is possible with a trial lesson from Derby Aero Club and Flying
begins with a briefing from your own personal instructor in the operation
of the aircraft and the area in which you will be flying. He will also
explain the controls and instruments in the aircraft so that you gain
as much as possible from your flight. Light aircraft are no more difficult
to fly than driving a car and you will soon feel at home in the cockpit.
If there is a specific area that you would like to fly over your instructor
will identify this on a map for you and, time permitting, will fly you
over this area. You are, of course, welcome to bring your camera and many
of our students pilots have taken stunning aerial photographs.
will accompany you to your aircraft and ensure that you are safely seated
and secure in the left hand seat of the aircraft (the Captain's seat).
He will then climb into the right hand seat and, after calling up on the
radio, will taxi the aircraft to the runway ready for take off.
will be in the air, soaring above the world. For many people this is enough
for their first trip, just experiencing the excitement of seeing, literally,
a bird's eye view of the area. For most, however, the real excitement
is when the instructor hands over the controls to you and begins to teach
you the basics of handling a light aircraft. Under his watchful eye and
guiding hands you are now in control and can really experience at first
hand the adventure of flying.
quickly it is time to return to the airfield and you will be able to follow
through on the controls as your instructor makes an approach to the runway
and lands the aeroplane. After completing your first flight your instructor
will be pleased to spend a little time with you discussing all aspects
of flying. For many the trial lesson is just the beginning and, when you
have been 'bitten by the bug' they want to carry on with further lessons.
If not, then you will just have had an experience you will not forget.
lesson is really the first part of the Private Pilot's
Licence course and may wish to purchase a log
book in which to record your first flight as it will count towards
your licence. Many people, from all walks of life and all ages, become
pilots and our staff will be only too pleased to give you any further
information you may require
to change without notice.
Prices valid from 01/03/2017