Trial Lessons

A trial lesson is a fantastic way to experience at first hand the thrill of taking to the skies in the cockpit of an aircraft. With a professional and highly experienced instructor at your side, you will have the chance to pilot one of our dual-control high-wing Cessna or low-wing Piper aircraft yourself!

All of our trial lessons begin with a pre-flight briefing in the club house. After a walk around the aircraft and when you are comfortably seated in the cockpit, you will be instructed on basic taxiing, take-off, and how to maintain straight and level flight. Finally, back in the club house after your flight, your lesson concludes with a de-brief.

Should you wish to consider progressing to formal flight training lessons, your trial lesson flight time will be recorded in your own complimentary Pilot’s Log Book, and will count toward the flight time you will require to gain your Private Pilot’s Licence.

Skyward Flight Training believe that anyone should be able to experience the thrill of flying. There a few age or fitness restrictions when flying with an instructor, although we recommend that students should be reasonably healthy, and ideally be less than 6ft 4in tall, and up to 16 stones in weight.

For trial lessons in the PA28 aircraft, up to two additional passengers may accompany the student and instructor for a small additional charge.

Temporary club membership is included with all trial lessons.

Due to Covid-19

If you have a gift voucher we will freeze the expiry until after the lockdown.
If you would like to purchase a voucher during lock down we will be manning our phones each Wednesday between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00.
You should note that whilst we are able to sell you a voucher we are unable to guarantee when you will be able to use it due to COVID-19.  Vouchers are non-refundable and you are accepting this risk at time of purchase.
You will not be able to book your voucher flight during any lockdown period as we have no staff available during these times to take the booking.
During this period we are only accepting BACS as payment.

Our Prices

Taster Flight

2 SEAT CESSNA 152

65

4 SEAT PIPER PA28

85
Additional passengers - please enquire

The Taster Flight is a short, yet unforgettable and thrilling flight experience that will take place in the vicinity of the airfield.

  • 25 minutes lesson duration
  • 10 minutes Pre-flight brief
  • 15 minutes flight time*
  • Hands-on flying
  • De-brief
  • Temporary membership
  • Money saving voucher
  • We Suggest you allow you 40 minutes for this experience

Endeavour Flight

2 SEAT CESSNA 152

114

4 SEAT PIPER PA28

134
Additional passengers - please enquire

The Endeavour Flight allows an experience beyond the vicinity of the airfield, taking in the beautiful towns, villages and landscapes of the area and climbing to greater altitudes.

  • 45 minutes lesson duration
  • 20 minutes pre-flight brief
  • 25 minutes flight time*
  • Hands-on flying
  • De-brief
  • Temporary membership
  • Money saving voucher
  • We Suggest you allow you 60 minutes for this experience

Discovery Flight

2 SEAT CESSNA 152

228

4 SEAT PIPER PA28

248
Additional passengers - please enquire

The Discovery Flight represents the ultimate trial lesson. You will enjoy extended time controlling the aircraft, visiting the coastlines and estuary towns before descent and landing.

  • 80 minutes lesson duration
  • 20 mintues pre-flight briefing
  • 60 minutes flight time*
  • Hands-on flying
  • De-brief
  • Temporary membership
  • Money saving voucher
  • We Suggest you allow you 90 minutes for this experience

Aircraft is defined as in flight, from the moment the wheels move from the parking stand to the time it returns*

Extra Passengers (4 seater only, max 2)

20

Upgrade from 2 to 4 seater

20

    Flight Extension (subject to availability)

    2 Seater

    13
    Per 5 mins

    4 Seater

    14
    Per 5 mins

      Gift Vouchers

      Why not give a Trial Lesson Gift Voucher as a special present?

      These come with a greetings card
      in which you may write your own message.

      Vouchers valid for six months and can be ordered over the phone. Call Skyward now!

      For further information

      Call: 07763 148640  or 07792 892588

      Payment can be made by card, cash or BACS