Thinking about becoming a pilot, or perhaps you’d just like to give a loved one a taste of flight?
Trial flying lessons can be an unforgettable way to experience taking the controls of an aircraft yourself or for the lucky recipient of a trial voucher. All flights can be logged in your Pilots logbook
You will be sitting in the front of the aircraft with access to the flight controls under the guidance of your fully certified and highly skilled flight instructor who will explain the process of becoming a Private Pilot and answer any questions you have along the way!
Whether it’s a flying experience for yourself or as a gift, buying a trial flight online is simple and all vouchers are received instantly to your inbox.
Friends & Family: You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family along to spectate from the ground. We having seating inside and outside and offer fantastic views of the apron and runways. Drinks and snacks are available
Safety: Your safety is paramount to us! All of our aircraft are maintained to the strictest safety standards, and you’ll be given a safety briefing by your fully CAA-certified flight instructor before your flight commences.
Weather / ATC: If the weather or Air Traffic Control means we are unable to fly on the day of your event, we’ll let you know and re-arrange at no charge.
Requirements: For your own safety you must be able to get in and out of our aircraft with ease. Some weight restrictions may apply. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns on 01992 522090!
Weight limits: As with all aircraft, there are limits on the maximum weight of the aircraft.
- 2 Seater: 15 Stone
- 4 Seater: 17 Stone
Age: There is no lower or upper age limit to take the controls and fly the aircraft, however for the hours to count towards license issue the minimum age is 14
You’ll meet at North Weald airfield twenty minutes before your flight time. Your fully CAA qualified NWFT flight instructor will greet you and explain the flight plan for the day.
Your pilot will then give you a tour of the aircraft you’ll be flying in and a description of the flight systems and instruments before a safety briefing, then you’ll take to the sky!
We will fly you over the Essex countryside and will always endeavour to personalise your flight if you have a request to fly over a specific landmark. This will be dependent on weather and air traffic control restrictions.
Your highly skilled and fully certified flight instructor will give you a detailed explanation of how the aircraft works
Your instructor will offer you the controls as much or as little as you would like in our dual-controlled Cessna aircraft
Flight time: 30 minutes
- A trial flight in one of our beautiful Cessna 150/152 2 seater, single engine & dual controlled aeroplanes. Flight time: 30 minutes.
- A trial flight in one of our beautiful Cessna 172 4 seater, single engine & dual controlled aeroplanes. You'll have the opportunity to bring a friend in a back seat as a passenger. Flight time: 30 minutes.
NWFT Ltd will endeavour to provide the experiences as described. However in booking each experience it is acknowledged by the customer that there may be occasions when certain factors outside of our control such as air traffic or temporary airspace restrictions as well as unexpected weather conditions may result in the programme being amended or some elements cancelled.