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Microlighting in Bath

With such beautiful countryside all around these microlight flights over Bath are certainly going to be scenic! Hop onboard for that €˜at one with nature’ feel to your flying when you take an open-cockpit microlight lesson at this private airfield near Bath.Just a few miles south of the tourist hot-spot that is Bath you’ll find the delightful Norton St Philip. Unashamedly rural the area is very much agricultural with a distinctive village feel. Right on the periphery of it all is the Brown Shutters Farm. Hidden behind the farmstead is a very small and very discreet private airstrip – and this is where you’ll be going microlighting.Local legend has it that the dual grass runway airfield was created by a Mr Newbigin in 1988 to house his beloved Tiger Moth. Today the airfield is still in private ownership with a small select gathering of aviation enthusiasts using Brown Shutters airfield.One of those aviators is Brad. He’s massively passionate about flying his microlights over the stunning countryside around Bath. He has clocked up many hours of microlighting including as a member of the British team competing at European and International level in precision flying competitions.However tempting the lure of international travel and competing is Brad loves nothing more than being back in Bath introducing inquisitive newbies to the sport of microlighting. He offers both fixed and flex wing microlight flights over Bath and both offer a sensational aerial voyage.The fixed high wing Cyclone AX2000 has side-by-side seating a central control stick and rudder pedals. Control forces are light and the machine is very forgiving making it perfect for beginners. As for the flexed wing model Brad has gone with the Pegasus Quantum 15-912 one of the most popular flex wing microlight in the world and most often used in training schools.Both offer that open cockpit flying feel and would you believe they both run on your standard unleaded fuel although they can run on aviation gas (known as AVGAS) as well. This is the sort of fascinating and surprising nugget of information you’ll pick up from your lesson as well as of course actually learning how to fly them. For these microlight flights near Bath we have 10 20 30 and 60 minute durations available.

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