Covid 19 Update: Following relaxation of Government rules, introductory flights will continue from 4th July and be conducted in line with our Covid-Secure procedures. Face masks/coverings are required and will be supplied as part of any introductory flight. At this time, we will not be able to complete any introductory flight without this.
Introductory lessons are currently being operated from our training facility at Sandtoft Airfield only.
Vouchers purchased prior to 4th July 2020 are valid indefinitely. Vouchers purchased after this date are valid for 6 months as standard.
An introduction to flying
Taking your first steps with an introductory flying lesson is often the start of an adventure to learning a new skill or changing career to allow you to see the world, for work.
You may also want to give the gift of flight to a close friend or loved one.
Buy a flight
£95.00 – £195.00
Take to the skies in a introductory flight in a choice of a 2 or 4 seater aircraft.
Our 4 seater option includes the ability to bring up to 2 guests at no further cost.
We offer both a 30 minute flight and for an extended flight time and scenes of the local area, 60 minutes.
The voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
What to expect
As part of the introduction, one of our skilled and trained instructors will brief you and discuss the route your lesson will take. You’ll then get ready with your security pass and hi-vis jacket. Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a full international airport so security is a top priority.
Once at the aircraft, your instructor will run through some standard checks and complete the standard process to be able to start the aircraft and request movement to conduct the pre-flight checks. You’ll then receive your departure clearance from the tower and before you know it, the wheels will be off the ground and you’ll be climbing in to the sky.
During the lesson you will take control of the aircraft and be solely responsible for the movement under the careful watch of the instructor.
Towards the end of the lesson, you will head back to the airport and start your descent to ground which will give you the first look at the runway like you’ve not seen before when coming in to land. Moments later, you’ll be back and taxing the aircraft back to the stand ready for the next keen pilot.
- Marcus C.
A very friendly and welcoming flying club, professional instructors. Great location at Doncaster Sheffield airport for any types of training. - 05 Mar 2020Eddie R.
Top flight today. Very professional would highly recommend. Finding time now to get my PPL done with these guys! ✈️✈️✈️✈️ - 15 Nov 2019
- Bronwyn J.
very welcoming experience with great staff - 19 Oct 2019Dan W.
I would highly recommend these guys, awesome experience & friendly staff.. cannot wait to do it again! 👍🏻 - 06 Sep 2019
- James C.
Friendly and welcoming team of staff from start to finish. I went for an introductory flight, I dealt with Oliver... read more - 21 Jul 2019Simon H.
100000% is recommend this. Dan was an absolute legend and this experience was brilliant. So much so that I’m considering... read more - 09 Jun 2019
- Julie R.
amazing experience, with a top friendly, pilot. - 20 May 2019Elliott S.
Top flight school, helpful and friendly instructors. - 12 Mar 2019
- Kelvin T.
great flying club with knowledgeable instructors and the benefit of a controlled airport. well worth learning to fly with these guys - 15 Feb 2019Matt M.
Great flying club. Friendly and approachable.
If you're wanting to learn to fly at a full international airport, YAC are... read more - 03 Feb 2019
What you’ll see
Many of our customers that take a introductory lesson (or trial flight) record their experience. Why not take a look at some of their videos to see what you’re missing out on!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we go on a flight?
Depending on the length of your flight, you could fly over your home town, or see a popular landmark such as Ladybower Reservoir, the Humber Bridge, Chatsworth House. Your instructor will discuss your desired route on the day of your flight.
Do I need any previous experience?
None at all. Our introductory lessons are designed for the first-time flyer.
Can I give a flight as a gift?
You certainly can. When ordering, just enter the name of the person taking the flight and we’ll ensure that this is printed on their voucher.
Is there any age restriction?
There’s no age restrictions, however you need to be 14 or over for the flight to be logged as part of the training towards the Private Pilot’s Licence.
What do I need to bring with me?
We recommend suitable shoes such as trainers or those with a flat bottom and in the colder months, suitable clothing and a jacket, jumper or hoodie.
Do you offer gift experiences?
A introductory lesson can be called a gift experience, trial flight, sightseeing flight or amongst many other names. They all essentially mean a one-off flight where you decide what you want to see and where you can take control.
Is the cost per passenger?
If you’re opting for our 4 seater, it is possible to bring up to 2 guests to enjoy the experience (subject to weight and loading).
There is no additional cost over and above the cost of the 4 seater introductory flight itself.
Can I upgrade to bring a family member or friend?
It is certainly possible to upgrade from a 2-seater to 4-seater aircraft subject to availability.
We recommend that if you want to do this, it is requested in advance as on the day upgrades may not always be possible.
The greater the notice the more chance of this being possible.
A small fee will apply and one of our team will be glad to go through this with you.