Learn to fly a Flexwing Microlight
At Alba Airsports we offer you the opportunity to purchase an introductory trial flight, and take to the skies in one of these fantastic flying machines.
Also known as an Air Experience Flight, this is an ideal way of experiencing the exhilarating sensation of open cockpit flying. If you’ve always wondered what it might be like, then this is the way to find out!
An ideal gift for the budding aviator, we offer 30-minute, 60-minute and the ultimate 90-minute trial flight. During the flight you will have the opportunity to take the controls and fly the aircraft yourself, or you can simply relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful Perthshire countryside, so don’t forget your camera! If you later decide to train for your pilots licence to fly a microlight, then your air experience flight will count towards your training.
What’s the cost of aircraft ownership?
Under the CAA Permit to Fly scheme, microlight aircraft owners can perform most scheduled maintenance requirements on their own. This keeps the cost of ownership to a minimum. An annual inspection by a certified inspector is required to ensure the aircraft is safe and airworthy (similar to a vehicle MOT) and the cost for this inspection is approximately £100.
Microlight aircraft operate from airports, airfields, farm strips, private fields, etc so cost of hangarage varies depending on the location and facilities. Monthly hangarage rates for a fully rigged flexwing microlight aircraft average around £110/month at Perth Airfield where Alba Airsports is based. For those in syndicate ownership, the costs are shared by agreement amongst the aircraft owners keeping the cost of ownership lower still.