For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you long to return.
30 min Trial Flight Gift Voucher £90
60 min Trial Flight Gift Voucher £135
Click the picture to watch a trial flight from Barton Aerodrome with Mainair Microlight Centre
We were closed for 3 months in 2020 due to covid 19. This has prevented people from using their gift vouchers that were bought after October 2019. We will honour any voucher that was purchased after October 2019 and extend the validity from 6 months to 20 months. All vouchers that have expired during the Covid 19 disruption have a new expiry date of 31/05/2021. Vouchers that have expired will not be honoured after this date.
Trial flight video
"Treat a friend to a present with a difference!"
Why not treat someone to an experience of a lifetime that they will remember forever, and probably not stop talking about. Our attractive gift vouchers cover anything from a 30 minute trial flight, to a full course of lessons.
Whether it just be for the thrill, or seeking to explore Lancashire, Cheshire and beyond from a different perspective, or looking for that first step on the ladder towards a licence, we cater for all ages and will ensure that this is an unforgettable experience.
They will be provided with all the clothing and equipment they need and taken flying on their first air experience flight by a qualified instructor.
They can do as much or as little “hands on” flying they want, it's up to them.
We provide thermal flying suits to cover their clothes, helmets, headsets, balaclavas and gloves. We suggest they dress so they are comfortable on the ground. On colder days we suggest boots or wellies to keep their ankles warm.
Our attractive gift vouchers containing a full colour picture of a Microlight are available by post. The vouchers are valid for a nominal six month period, which allows the recipient time to make a reservation to suit themselves. Alternatively, you can make the booking in advance when you order the voucher.
All aircraft are limited to a maximum take-off weight. We have a maximum take-off weight of 409 kg’s. This weight includes the aircraft, fuel, pilot, and what’s left can be the passenger. The maximum weight of passenger we can take is 100 kg’s, about 15½ stone. Please take this into account when buying someone a trial flight.
When you phone to book your flight, please give us as much notice as possible if there is a specific date you would like, as we can get quite busy. We ask you to give us a call on the morning of your flight to check the weather suitability. If the weather is not suitable, we will rebook the flight for another date that is mutually convenient.
“Can you think of a better birthday or Christmas present?”
COME AND VISIT US
Please feel free to drop in any time and pay us a visit. You can have a look around our aircraft and ask as many questions as you like. There is a first class cafe on site where you can get anything from a cup of coffee to a 3 course meal.