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Isle of Wight Flying Lessons & Experiences

Take to the air on the Isle of Wight

Whether you're looking for a special present or just to treat yourself, flying on the Isle of Wight offers an incredibly scenic experience with highly qualified and experienced instructors. Flying from one of the Island's specialist centre's in your choice of light aircraft, helicopter or glider, you can enjoy the experience of soaring over the Isle of Wight's spectacular countyside and coastline, with a priviliged perspective of some of the Island's top attractions.

Flights can be purchased as a gift for yourself or someone else, or as a lesson or series of lessons, depending on what you're looking for. Below are some links to centre's on the Isle of Wight offering flying lessons and experiences.

Light Aircraft & Helicopter Flights


The Isle of Wight is a truly stunning location, and how better to see the beautiful beaches and glorius green landscapes than from the air?

Take a pleasure flight from Sandown airport, or take the controls yourself and treat yourself to some lessons. Whether you're interesetd in microlights, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, you'll sure to be shouting chocs away! Visit the Specialist Flying School Website...

Gliding Lessons & Trial Flights

Gliding Lessons on the Isle of Wight

If you or someone you know has always fancied soaring silently through the air, a gliding experience from Vectis Gliding Club at Bembridge Airport offers an experience like no other. Experience the thrill of silent flight 200 feet up, taking in views of local hills, cliffs and beaches.

Trial glider flights include a briefing with a qualified and experienced instructor, before taking to the skies in a two-seater glider, towed to 2000 feet by a light tow aircraft. Your instructor will explain how the glider is controlled and, conditions allowing, will invite you to take the controls. Vectis Gliding Club Website...

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