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Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Auction 2017

Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Auction 2017

This page is dedicated to the 2017 charity auction prize offered in support of Kenelm Youth Trust. If you've stumbled upon this page by accident, you can find out more about ...

Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Auction 2016

Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Auction 2016

This page is dedicated to the 2016 charity auction prize offered in support of Kenelm Youth Trust. If you've stumbled upon this page by accident, you can find out more about ...

VIDEO: The Volocopter – A Revolution in Personal Flight?

VIDEO: The Volocopter – A Revolution in Personal Flight?

A little under a month ago, in a field in Germany, a quiet revolution in aviation technology took a giant leap forward... For the past 6 years, the engineering team at ...

Discover the British Isles from the Skies

Discover the British Isles from the Skies

Top 5 British Landscapes Best Seen from the Air At FlyingLessons.co.uk we’re obsessed with finding the most exciting places to fly. With so many great flying schools around ...

A Fond Farewell to TreatMe Experience Days

A Fond Farewell to TreatMe Experience Days

We were saddened to hear the news this week that our friends at TreatMe.co.uk have taken the decision to cease trading and will no longer be selling experience vouchers as of ...

Top 5 Videos that Prove Gyrocopters are Awesome!

Top 5 Videos that Prove Gyrocopters are Awesome!

Although you’ve probably heard the word ‘gyrocopter’ before, many of us have no idea what one looks like, let alone how they work. They may be familiar to some as the ...

Rescue Britain’s Local Airfields from Destruction!

Rescue Britain’s Local Airfields from Destruction!

When many of us think of airports, we picture the giant international transport hubs like Heathrow, serving millions of passengers from all over the world. We think of ...

A Brief History of Flight, Part 1.

A Brief History of Flight, Part 1.

For as long as there have been people, there have been those who dreamt of flying. It’s a deep, instinctive desire, like the wish to make little baby people, or the universal ...

Help to Save an Icon of British Aviation

Help to Save an Icon of British Aviation

Back in July, the team here at FlyingLessons.co.uk were thrilled to be able to sponsor a free flying lesson as a raffle prize for the 'Save The Trident' grand opening day in ...

The Introductory Flying Lesson

The Introductory Flying Lesson

Sometimes called an ‘introductory lesson’ or ‘experience flight’, a trial lesson is your first step on the journey towards obtaining a Private Pilot’s Licence – a chance to try ...

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Land Away TRIPLE Flying Lesson Pilot Experience – £152 at Flyinglessons.co.uk
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Land Away TRIPLE Flying Lesson Pilot Experience – £152 at Flyinglessons.co.uk

• Choose from 3 CAA Approved flying schools in England • THREE 30 minute flights to enjoy and learn from an expert • Train in the basics of ...

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£152.00

Flexible Extended Tactical Helicopter Training – £165 at FlyingLessons.co.uk
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Flexible Extended Tactical Helicopter Training – £165 at FlyingLessons.co.uk

• THREE flights in a helicopter, including the Notorious Hover Challenge! • Learn the basics of Helicopter flight with a certified Pilot • 8 UK ...

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£165.00

-12% Half-Day Plane Pilot Introduction & Taster Flight – £115 at FlyingLessons.co.uk
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Half-Day Plane Pilot Introduction & Taster Flight – £115 at FlyingLessons.co.uk

• Available at 4 UK Venues • 4 hour experience including a 20 minute flight • Learn about pilot career options and train with a certified ...

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Half-Day Helicopter Pilot Introduction & Hover Challenge! – £148 at FlyingLessons.co.uk
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Half-Day Helicopter Pilot Introduction & Hover Challenge! – £148 at FlyingLessons.co.uk

• Available at 9 UK Venues • A full introduction to helicopter flying and pilot career options • 15 minutes hands-on flight training with a CAA ...

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£148.00

Land Away DOUBLE Flying Lesson Pilot Experience – £135 at FlyingLessons.co.uk
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Land Away DOUBLE Flying Lesson Pilot Experience – £135 at FlyingLessons.co.uk

• Choose from 12 CAA Approved UK flying schools • TWO 30 minute flights to enjoy and learn • Train in the basics of flight and navigation in ...

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Tactical 3-Flight Helicopter Flying Experience – £110 at FlyingLessons.co.uk
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Tactical 3-Flight Helicopter Flying Experience – £110 at FlyingLessons.co.uk

• THREE flights in a helicopter, including the Notorious Hover Challenge! • Learn the basics of Helicopter flight with a certified Pilot • 12 ...

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£110.00

Northern Ireland – 20 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £59.99 at FlyNI
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Northern Ireland – 20 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £59.99 at FlyNI

• 20 Minute Taster flight in a Microlight • Discover the stunning Northern Ireland countryside from a birds-eye view • Get hands-on experience ...

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Northern Ireland – 60 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £130 at FlyNI
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Northern Ireland – 60 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £130 at FlyNI

• 60 Minute Extended Lesson in a Microlight • Extended flying time with chance to see the awesome Irish landscape from above • Get hands-on ...

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£130.00

Northern Ireland – 40 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £94.99 at FlyNI
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Northern Ireland – 40 Minute Microlight Flying Lesson – £94.99 at FlyNI

• 40 Minute Introductory Lesson in a Microlight • Discover the stunning Northern Ireland countryside from a birds-eye view • Get hands-on ...

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£94.99

Sandy – Introduction to Microlight Flying – £75 at Buy A Gift
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Sandy – Introduction to Microlight Flying – £75 at Buy A Gift

• Get into the sky at Sandy in Bedfordshire • Learn the ropes of microlighting with a CAA approved instructor • Try your hand at piloting an ...

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  1. Reply
    Jake Tibbits November 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Tristan,

    As far as I know, the FSDP are the only organisation offering grants specifically for disabled students. To be considered you must meet the following criteria:

    Between 18 and 70 years of age
    Weigh 115 kgs or below (230 lbs)
    Registered disabled
    Resident in the UK
    Allowed to drive by the DVLA

    I’m unsure exactly what is meant by ‘registered disabled’, as I do not believe there is such a register in the UK – but they may be referring to whether you can qualify for Disability Living Allowance, or a ‘blue badge’ for parking. As far as I know diabetes would only qualify under these if the condition had caused mobility/visual impairments.

    You can read more about the criteria for the FSDP scholarships here: http://www.fsdp.co.uk/scholarships/

    They do assess all applications on a case-by-case basis – so potentially you could explain how you feel a scholarship would benefit you.

    I hope that helps.

    Best of luck!

  2. Reply
    Jake Tibbits December 31, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    That’s great to hear Ian!

    We should point out that the costs outlined above are for aeroplane flight training – you will find that the helicopter route is somewhat more expensive. This comes down to the fact that helicopters are more expensive to run in terms of fuel costs, as well as there being fewer helicopter instructors and so higher demand.

    Having said all that there are some really great packages available and many aero clubs that will do their very best to support you on your journey towards that coveted pilots licence!

    Best of luck!

  3. Reply
    Jake Tibbits December 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Ken!

    A fantastic story and so encouraging to hear that with determination, anyone can get into the skies.

  4. Reply
    Jake Tibbits November 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Dafydd,

    For young people looking to get into aviation, the air cadets is a fantastic route to take and can open up lots of opportunities for scholarships and other funding.

    I’d strongly advise you to get in touch with you’re local Squadron – here’s their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/1092aircadets/about/?ref=page_internal

    https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/air-cadets/flying-scholarships/ – this page details some of the scholarships you could have the opportunity to get access to.

    Hope that helps! Happy Flying!

  5. Reply
    Jake Tibbits August 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Hi Corinne,

    That’s a great question.
    While flying schools will always aim to make flying accessible for all, there is a basic safety requirement for most lessons that the student must have enough mobility to climb in and out of the cockpit unaided.

    If you think you could do this then you should be able to take part in a standard flying lesson. You can find all the flying lessons in the South East England area by following the link below.

    http://flyinglessons.co.uk/browse/?min_price=0&orderby=price&filter_region=268,267

    Obviously, not everyone will be able to meet the mobility requirement for these standard lessons, but there are a number of organizations set up with the aim of increasing the accessibility of flying for pilots of all abilities. If you think you’ll need extra assistance, I’d highly recommend getting in touch with one of these:

    http://disabledflying.org.uk/
    http://www.aerobility.com/
    http://www.fsfdp.org.uk/

    I hope that helps.

    Good luck, and happy flying!

    Jake Tibbits

  6. Reply
    Jake Tibbits August 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Lorna!

    We want to see many more people of all ages, genders and abilities take to the skies!

    Wish you all the best of luck in your ambition, and please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help 🙂

    – The FlyingLessons.co.uk Team

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