a sensational, mind-blowing experience as you soar through the sky in a
microlight. This is your chance to be introduced to the world of
microlight flying! Experience the thrill of being sky high and controlling
a light aircraft. You will be flown by an experienced pilot who lives and
loves flying. It will feel like you are in another world as you see
Bedfordshire from this unique and amazing perspective. This experience is
pure magic and will remain a treasured memory forever!...
are both The Shuttleworth collection with its museum and airfield and also
the Cardington hangers, that once housed the great airships.
microlight experiences start with a pre-flight briefing where you will be
shown the microlight aircraft, its main characteristics and have the basic
principles of flight explained to you - all really interesting stuff even
before you've taken to the air!
once securely strapped in, the instructor will handle the take off and
climb. Having settled down in level flight your pilot will demonstrate a
few gentle turns and you may be given the opportunity to try for yourself.
You might not believe us now, but you'll find it's really quite easy (yet
still totally thrilling!) to actually fly the aircraft yourself.
As with all Bedford Microlight
flying activities, all aircraft we use comply with the British Civil
Airworthiness Requirements issued by the CAA to regulate each aircraft,
the manufacturer and pilots.
We fly Microlights throughout
the year and all equipment Flying suits, Helmets and Gloves are provided.
The minimum age for
microlighting is 14 years old, there is a maximum weight limit of 89-110kg
(14-16½ stone) depending on the Aircraft.
Spectators are most welcome to
come along to the airfield to watch the fun. There is a decking area to
view the flying from and most weekends the cafe is open for tea, coffee,
and bacon sandwiches.