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60 Minute Trial Lessons

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 used to get a taste of the air or even log it as your very first flying lesson in your log book – It’s really up to you!

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!

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!
  • Your highly skilled and fully certified flight instructor will give you a detailed explanation of how the aircraft works
  • You'll get the chance to take control whilst in the air in our dual-controlled Cessna aircraft
  • Flight time: 60 minutes
Friends & Family

You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family along to spectate from the ground. The Squadron bar and cafe offers great food and drink and fantastic views of the apron and runways


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.


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. The recipient of the

2 Seater – 15 Stone

4 Seater - 17 Stone


There is no lower or upper age limit to take the controls and fly the aircraft, however for the hours to count towards licence issue the minimum age is 14

This was where it all started

I took a 30 minute trial lesson several months ago with Mark. This week I just finished my first Solo flight and am well on my way to getting my licence! I couldn't rate North Weald Flight Training any higher!


July 2016

My parents bought me this as a gift

and now i'm looking at starting my training as soon as i turn 17. thanks Pawel for introducing me to flying!!!

Nate Williams

August 2016


60 minute trial flight for 1 - £159 A trial flight in one of our beautiful Cessna 150/152 2 seater, single engine & dual controlled aeroplanes. Flight time: 60 minutes.
60 minute trial flight + 1 passenger - £179 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: 60 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.