Lydd aero Club

Lydd Airport, Kent, TN29 9QL

01797 320734



Flight Experiences

Your first flight






No. 1 - A Local Flight - 30 minutes -  94

This is a flight of the local area. It will give you at least 30 minutes in the aircraft, enough to fly around the local area, say to Rye, Ashford or Hythe. (See the Maps)

During the flight and depending on student aptitude they will be invited to “follow through” as the instructor describes how the aircraft reacts to the controls in the air.Taking off from Lydd

When the instructor is happy that the student understands the basics they will be asked to “take control” and fly the aircraft for part of the flight.

Don’t worry - you will only do as much or as little as you are able or wish to do.

Not really interested in flying the aircraft but just want to see what goes on “up front”?........

......... then just sit back and let the instructor show you how it all works. The principles of flight are the same in all fixed wing aircraft.

Just enjoy the flight, take a few photos or look out for landmarks.


No. 2 - The Kent or Sussex Tour - 60 minutes

Your new view of SussexLike the Local Flight above but Extended and lasting a full hour PLUS the briefing.

In that time you could, for example, fly right around Kent - Dover, Deal, Margate and Ramsgate, or along the Thames Estuary in Kent, then south towards Rye before returning to Lydd. Alternatively, you could go into East Sussex and fly around the Hastings area.

During the pre-briefing you can discuss routes and expectations with your instructor. He will be able to advise how to give you the very best of flight experiences.

This lesson also gives student pilots plenty of time to decide on whether or not to take up flying as a hobby or career.


No 3. - The Land Away

A Grass-strip AirfieldFly to and land at another airport (Normally Headcorn Airfield in the 2 seater or Rochester Airport in the 4 seater) for a cup of tea and back to Lydd

This lesson consists of two flights as you will depart Lydd, land at another airfield for a cuppa and chat with your instructor about the flight, then fly back to Lydd.

Allow about two hours for this lesson.

During the briefing you can discuss routes and expectations with your instructor. He will be able to advise on the best way to give you the very best of flight experiences.



No. 4 - A French AdventureAcross the English Channel

Fly across the Channel and visit chic Le Touquet


Your flight will take you across the Channel to the chic coastal resort of Le Touquet.

On a clear day this trip provides a spectacular view of the shipping in the English Channel (La Manche), the White Cliffs of Dover and the headlands at Cap Gris Nez.

After checking in at Le Touquet airport there will be plenty of time for refreshments in France before your flight back to Lydd.

You will need to bring a passport for this one!

Your first flight





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