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?
Immediately! All our voucher are now E-Vouchers - printable PDFs sent out by email. We can send to you, to print out at home and pop in a card, or you can even have them emailled direct to the lucky recipient!.
Whose name is the voucher made out to?
You can pop a name on them when you order, of just leave that option blank. Our gift vouchers are numbered. 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".
What is a Microlight?
A microlight is an aeroplane allowed to carry no more than two people and must weigh 600kg 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
The full Terms and Conditions for flying experience vouchers are here