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CARDIFF

FLYING EXPERIENCES CARDIFF

Here at Air Experiences, we offer flying experiences across the country – and Wales is no exception. For those in the south of Wales, or even the other side of the Bristol Channel in England, Cardiff Airport – or Maes Awyr Caerdydd – offers the perfect location for your first flying experience. It’s not just the only airport in Wales to offer scheduled international flights on passenger jets; it’s also a fantastic airport for experiencing the thrill of flying a light aircraft.

If you’d like to book a flying lesson at Cardiff Airport, or you’d like to treat someone to a memorable flying experience for a special occasion, take a look at our light aircraft flying lessons. Prices start from just £75, making it a fun and affordable present for those difficult-to-buy-for people!

Fancy something different?

Enjoy a day out at our Duxford location with a flight in a Tiger Moth!
Not only experience a fantastic open-cockpit flight but the voucher holder will also gain free entry into Duxford Imperial War Museum with half price entry for the guests of the voucher holder.

Cardiff Airport

Location

Cardiff Airport, Rhoose, Barry CF62 3BD, United Kingdom

Video Option

You may have the option to purchase in-flight video of your flight.

Upgrade

Subject to availability, it will normally be possible to upgrade your gift certificate to a longer flight when booking your experience by paying any price difference.

Cardiff is a fantastic city to fly over with plenty on offer to see from a bird’s eye view. Enjoy a fantastic, hands-on introduction to flying with your instructor in the Cardiff Flying Lesson for 1 or why not bring a friend or loved one along to share the views of the most historic buildings of Cardiff City in the Cardiff Flight Experience for 2 – what an ideal way to celebrate a special occasion or treat a loved one for a day they’ll never forget!

You will fly over some of South Wales most beautiful highlights such as Cardiff Bay (Europe’s largest Waterfront Development), Lavernock Point and Barry Island you might even be able to spot The Senedd Welsh Parliament building or the unmistakeable red bricked Pierhead across the Bay.
More inland, admire the breath-taking views of the magnificent architectures of Cardiff’s iconic Cardiff Castle and Caerphilly Castle. View the footprint of the fortress’s and capture the amazing structure of these roman historic landmarks.  

Cardiff is an awesome location to take to the skies with the best months being August and September.  With the warm sun you’ll get some fabulous views of the blue waters, golden beaches and green fields.  During the winter, despite the rain we do have gorgeous crisp blue-sky days; perfect to soar as the air is stable and smooth.  You’ll be able to see in the distance the snow-capped mountains of North Wales.

What type of flights are there?

You can choose either a flight for one person where you will be sat next to your instructor in a two-seat aircraft for either 30 mins or 60 mins. We do also have our flight for two, where you can take a loved one up with you.  One of you will be in the front next to the instructor and the other in the back where can take photos.  

Type of Experiences from our Cardiff location.

Cardiff Flying Lesson for 1 – In this trial flying lesson you’ll be doing much more than just watching your instructor fly you around and seeing the world of Cardiff from above.  You will receive your first 1-1 flying lesson with your own instructor in a two-seat light aircraft. Giving you real, hands-on experience to flying a plane and get you working towards your Pilots Licence!
 
Cardiff Flight for 2 – Take a friend or loved-one up with you in a four-seat aircraft and admire the historical landmarks of Cardiff from an aerial view. Fly the plane yourself whilst your passenger takes photos to show your friends as proof later.

What will I see during my flight?

There are plenty of sights, landscapes and architecture to admire over Cardiff from an aerial view. 
Soar over the notorious Cardiff Bay, BT Stadium, Lavernock Point and Barry Island.  You may even spot the Welsh Parliament Building and the unmistakable red bricked Pierhead across the bay.  

What do I need to bring for my flight?

The only thing you’ll need to bring is yourself, that’s the main thing!  We do suggest you bring your Air Experiences voucher.  For the flight itself, bring along a hat and sunglasses, if it’s a good sunny day you’ll need them!

What should I wear for my flight?
It’s usually best to wear jeans and a t-shirt unless it’s a hot day then we suggest shorts. Inside the aircraft it can get quite warm kind of like a greenhouse.
Ladies are best off in trousers, as you’ll have to climb in and out of the cockpit so no heels either. A hat or cap and sunglasses can be useful.
Are spectators welcome?
Friends and family are more than welcome to join to see you get comfortable into your plane, take photos and wave you off. Your guests will then be able to relax in the club house and grab a cuppa tea whilst you go for your flight.
How long will my flight be?
You can either choose from a 30-minute or a 60-minute flight, where you will up in the air for that amount of time.
What’s the best time of year to go flying in a light aircraft?
This is an all year-round activity as long as the sun is shining! Ideally the summer is best due to the longer days and nicer weather. However, in the depths of winter you can get some of the most beautiful, crisp, blue sky, frosty days where the air is silky smooth. You may even spot snow on top of the Welsh mountains which makes your flight that extra special.
What happens if I’m scared of flying?
Our pilots are experts in their field. Most people tend to feel more relaxed once the pilot has talked them through what will be happening during your flight.
If you are not happy once in the air, your instructor will bring you straight back down in the safest way possible.

Previous Air Experiences customers that have been nervous of flying have said ‘once they have come back down to the ground their fear has gone’. This is because during the flight they are sat next to a highly qualified pilot who talks you through every stage of the flight and reassures you that everything is normal.