What can I do on a Trial Lesson?
A Trial Lesson allows you to have hands-on control of a light aircraft with one of our qualified flight instructors. The aircraft time gained also contributes towards the issue of a pilot’s licence.
Depending on the time available the lesson may contain general handling training to keep the aircraft straight and level, take-off, climbing, descending and turning as well as details of the basic instruments such as airspeed and altimeter.
How to organise the flight
Once you have purchased the Trial Lesson, please contact the club on 028 9181 3327 to book the flight in. You will need to quote the voucher number. The staff will tell you what to expect and what you need to bring with you to the lesson.
On the day of the lesson, call the UFC at least an hour before your flight is booked to ensure the aircraft, instructor and weather are in good shape for your flight. Sometimes flights must be cancelled at short notice as the weather changes or aircraft experience technical issues.
Are there any medical requirements to take a lesson?
If you wish to train towards you PPL then you will need to get a medical certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority, but there are no medical requirement to take a Trial Lesson.
Are there any weight restrictions to take a lesson?
Yes, due to aircraft structural limitations. Please call us to discuss.
What age can I start flying at?
The minimum age to fly alone (“go solo”) is 16 so your training can be based around that; however there are no upper or lower age barriers to take a Trial Lesson. Booster seats are available.
What is the NPPL?
The most accurate information can be found on the Light Aircraft Association website at http://www.nppl.uk.com.
Any further questions?
If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the club on 028 9181 3327.
About our Aircraft
The club currently operates a fleet of four aircraft which offer training and touring opportunities to both students and experienced pilots.
If you book one of our four seat Cessna 172s up to two passengers can ride along with you during the lesson!
|Cessna C172 SP (4 Seats)|
|G-UFCE was made in 2003 and has conventional instruments.
G-UFCG was made in 2003 and has conventional instruments.
G-UFCI was made in 2007 and features a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.
|Cessna C152 (2 Seats)|
|G-UFCN was made in 1979 and joined our fleet in 2014.|
|Ikarus C42 Microlight (2 Seats)|
|G-SFAR was made in 2007 and joined our fleet in 2023.|