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Microlighting South Somerset

Book your flights in microlights over south Somerset! Operating out of the lovely Henstridge Airfield we are offering 30 45 and 60-minute flights as well as a landaway special to the Isle of Wight via the coast.These microlight experiences boast quite possibly the most scenic flight paths we have on our books. There’s just so much to see from the air around this delightful corner of south Somerset. Head inland and you’ve got Longleat and the Wiltshire Hills. Fly west and you can look down on the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor. Take a southerly direction and you’re soon at the Jurassic Coast. The amazing scenery and optimal flying conditions are also what attracted Chief Flying Instructor Ian MacAdam to set up his microlight flying school at Henstridge. Ian has been flying hang gliders and microlights since 1987 and he settled in South Somerset in 2002.Since 2007 Ian has been a main agent for leading flex-wing microlight manufacturer P&M. If you go for the flex-wing option you’ll more than likely be taking your lesson in one of the school’s GT450 microlights. This is open-to-the-elements microlighting at its best so it’s flight suit on headset on and get ready to swoop over stunning south Somerset with excellent all-round visibility from your seat.If you opt for a fixed-wing flight you’ll be in a closed cockpit aircraft which resembles your typical light aircraft. Admittedly it’s more comfortable and warmer in there but we can’t deny there’s something quite special about the open cockpit option!All experiences are treated as actual lessons so you’ll follow the NPPL(M) syllabus which is the official microlight pilot’s training programme. That means you’ll learn how these machines fly how the controls work and have a go at flying yourself. If you want to get a deeper insight into these machines we can highly recommend the landaway day. You cruise along the coast and across the water to the Isle of Wight landing at a local airfield for lunch before heading back to Henstridge.With a choice of flex or fixed wing aircraft and a full range of flight durations it’s also good to know you can fly all year round out of Henstridge Airfield. Blue skies and beaches in summer and silky smooth air with low winds in autumn and winter – that’s the beauty of flights in microlights in south Somerset!

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