If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Young person with cardboard wingsA question that is often asked in ice breakers or interviews when trying to get to know someone better. Most of us will have thought about this at some point in our lives, even if only as a child reading Superman comics or watching him fly on the big screen. The most common answers are usually to fly, to be invisible, or to time travel. Flight is the only one of these options that is remotely accessible to us right now, although who knows what the future holds, flight was impossible for humans once too!

A flight experience with Alba Airsports gives you all the thrill of flight without the saving-the-world-responsibility of our favourite flying superheroes. To take off from Perth Airport and fly over rural Perthshire with views as far as Dundee and Fife is a truly exhilarating experience, particularly in an open-cockpit gyrocopter where your exposure to the elements almost allows you to forget that your flight is assisted by machinery. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you were in Hagrid’s sidecar flying away from Privet Drive for the last time.

Flight experiences are available in flex wing and fixed wing microlight aircraft, as well as open and closed cockpit gyrocopters. The choice of aircraft available with Alba Airsports ensures that you can book flight experience that suits you. As well as a choice of aircraft, you can also choose how long to spend in the air with options for a 30, 40 and 60 minute flight giving you the flexibility to create a very personal experience. This flexibility is particularly important if you are buying a flight experience voucher as a unique gift for someone as it means you can build the entire experience with them in mind.

Woman in gyrocopterFrom the moment you arrive at the Scottish Aeroclub Building at Perth Airport to see the departures board with your name on it you’ll feel right at home thanks to the warm welcome of the friendly team. A full safety briefing and introduction to the controls of your chosen aircraft will also ensure your safety on the flight giving you the peace of mind to just sit back and enjoy yourself. Being in the safe hands of the fully qualified, professional pilot instructors means that even if you have never flown before you are guaranteed to enjoy your time in the sky. The microphone built into your helmet allows you to maintain constant communication with your pilot instructor who will also be liaising with flight control.

The flight suit that you are given to wear for the duration of the flight keeps you comfortable and warm even on the windiest day, so you don’t have to worry about the temperature impacting on your experience. More importantly, if the weather on the day is so bad that it prevents you from flying safely, you are given several date options to reschedule to a time that suits you. The team really is dedicated to giving you the best possible experience no matter the obstacles presented by the Scottish weather!

To be in the sky flying over such a beautiful part of Scotland is a truly unique experience and one that really helps you feel connected to the natural world and this precious planet that we live on. Seeing the world from the sky provides a literal change in perspective that helps remind us that we are all just one small part of something much bigger. You’ll be able to follow the river Tay from the air and see some spectacular Perthshire landmarks including Scone Palace, Perth Racecourse.

Two people preparing to take off in gyrocopterWhile you are flying there is also a lounge where your friends and family can watch you take to the skies and return with a smile on your face that will last for hours. The full length windows of the lounge also mean they can easily take photos and videos of you as you take off and land so that you have a lasting memento of your experience. Even if you travel to fly alone, the Alba Airsports team will take your picture and share it (with your permission) on their social media or send to you directly so that you can enjoy the memory of your experience long after it’s over.

Whether as a reward or to mark a special occasion, a Scottish flight experience is an unforgettable way to explore the fun of flight and really does make the perfect gift. To find out more or to book your flight experience in Perth, explore the website or contact the Alba Airsports team.