FAQ - Gift Vouchers


How long are the gift vouchers valid for?

Our vouchers are vaild for nine months from the date of purchase.


My gift voucher is about to expire, what can I do?

If you get in touch with us before the gift voucher expires, we can get a new one - valid for another nine months - issued. There is a £25 fee for this


I thought a flying experience gift voucher was a great idea for a present, but I was wrong!

No problem, we offer a 28-day, no quibble refund. We want happy customers, so we won't even charge any processing fees, postage etc. Money laundering regulations mean we must refund to the credit/debit card used for the purchase.


I ordered today, how soon will I get the gift voucher?

We use 1st Class post to mail our flying experience vouchers. If you order by 3:30pm Mon-Fri, the gift voucher is usually in that day's post. On Saturdays, if you order by 11am, we can catch the 12 noon post. If you are in a hurry, just call 0797 997 1301 and we can email something out too.


What does the gift voucher pack look like?

Picture of a Sportflight Scotland gift voucher pack


We have an information booklet, pictured above, with the voucher on the back page. We pop that in a coloured envelope and then post it out in a slightly larger than usual white envelope, hand addressed with a large First Class stamp on it. There's nothing to say who it is from, nothing to give away the surprise!



Whose name is the voucher made out to?

Our gift vouchers are numbered. We don't put a name on them. So they are fully-transferable.



What's the youngest you can fly with us?

The youngest we fly is a responsible 12-year-old. You can log the time towards your NPPL (National Private Pilot's Licence) if you are at least 14 years old, fly solo at 16 and get your full licence at 17. 



What's the oldest?

We have no upper age limit. In 2015 the oldest person in the UK to get a NPPL (Microlight) was 94! For a gift voucher flight we suggest being "fit to drive" and happy to be sitting with your legs wrapped round the instructor - like riding pillion on a motorbike.


What is a Microlight?
A microlight is an aeroplane allowed to carry no more than two people and must weigh 450kg or less (including fuel and passengers).
How safe are our aircraft?
Our Comco C42s are not only one of the most popular light aviation aircraft in the UK but they also have one of the best safety records. These modern aircraft are incredibly strong, streesed to +6G, -3G. Even in the highly unlightly event of an engine failure the aircraft will simply glide safely to earth.
Who will fly the aircraft during my experience flight?
Your pilot on the day will be a fully-qualified flying instructor (UK Civil Aviation Authority approved) with decades of flying  experience. You will be in extremely safe hands.
How fast will the aircraft fly?
You will fly around 75mph. But remember, that is our speed through the air. If we are heading west into a 20 mph wind, then our speed across the ground will be just 55 mph. But on the way home, the tailwind will give us a groundspeed of 95 mph!
How high will the aircraft fly?
Typically we will fly about  2-3,000ft above sea level..
What are the weather limitations for our type of flying?
Our C42s are best flown in light to moderate winds, up to c20 knots, with good visibility.
What should I bring on the day of my experience flight?
Bring comfy clothes, just like you would wear in a car. We have nice leather seats and an efficient cabin heater, so you should be very happy. In summer, you might want to bring a light jumper in case we land away somewhere.
Please bring a camera so you can take away a souvenir of your flight.
Still have questions? Call us on 0797 997 1301