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10 July 2020 - Important News regarding a hold on the sale of Trial Lessons

Due to the fact that the Covid-19 shutdown has prevented us from flying since late March, we have quite a few trial lessons that we've previously sold and that need to be flown.  We have therefore decided to place a temporary hold on selling any more - really sorry about that, but we do need to ensure that we can deliver the ones we have sold in a timely manner.

The current plan is to reopen our Web shop during November, on the run up to Christmas.

Please check back here from time-to-time for updates.

*****If you are fortunate enough to have received a voucher then please go HERE to find out how to book a date and time.*****

What better gift for a relative, loved one or friend than a trial flying lesson ? Ideal for Birthdays, Christmas, Mothers/Fathers Day etc., or as a 'taster' before embarking on a PPL/NPPL course.

Normally a Trial Lesson voucher would be purchased via our online Shop.

Phoenix Aviation offer 30 minute and 1 hour flights with our experienced Flying Instructors, starting from just £95 in the C42 and £135 in a PA28 - please note that there is a absolute weight limit of 90kg in the C42 (not applicable in the PA28).

Situated with The Solent only a stone's throw from the end of the runway and with the Isle of Wight just 5 minutes flight time away, Solent Airport Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent is hard to beat as a location.

Airfield and Portsmouth

The lesson begins with a comprehensive pre-flight briefing on the principles of flight, the aircraft and its controls, and what to expect during the lesson. During the flight, and under the expert eyes of your instructor, you will take the controls and experience what it's like to pilot an aircraft.

If you've chosen to fly the PA28, why not bring a friend to share the experience?** At no extra cost, subject to weight limitations, our four-seater aircraft have ample room for one passenger.  **Please note that we are not able to take a passenger until Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.

On the 1 hour lessons, for a fee of £20, there is an option to include a landing part-way through the flight at a local airfield.  In the PA28s, this will enable sharing the flying with a friend – one flying out and the other back.  Because of weight, weather and airfield availability constraints, this option can only be purchased on the day when all the above are know.

No lower or upper age limits apply for learning to fly, but for practical reasons we recommend teenager and upwards.

The flying can be logged as training and counts towards a PPL, LAPL or NPPL licence.

There is a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions here.

Please note, that we do not fly unless the weather is suitable for the lesson AND we are satisfied that it will be an enjoyable experience. In the UK climate this means that a rebooking, and possibly more than one rebooking, may be required. Sometimes we can slightly delay the flight on the day in question to allow for the weather to improve e.g. a mist to disperse, but this depends on what other bookings there are.

The weather can be just as good for flying in the winter as the summer, albeit not as warm, but the trial lesson vouchers are valid for 10 months so this gives plenty of time to plan/replan the flight.

Please use the contact form on the Web site if you would like to find out more, or simply call us on 02392 552703.

Gift vouchers are valid for a period of ten months.

Phoenix Aviation, The Control Tower, Solent Airport, Hampshire

Tel. 02392 552703

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