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Darley Moor Airfield

The Microlight Flight School at Darley Moor Airfield is said to be one of the most recognised flying schools in the UK. Sat on a hilltop and overlooking a large area of natural beauty ("the gateway to the Peak District National Park"), the airfield is ideal for a Microlight Flight Experience. The Microlight Flight trials are the perfect way to have your first microlight experience and they come in options of a 20, 30 or 60 minute flight. The aircraft used will either be flex-wing Microlight or Sports Light aircraft. The experienced instructors will give you a friendly welcome and ensure you have a fantastic flight experience.
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Darley Moor Airfield
Darley Moor
Ashbourne
DE6 2ET

Runway
5 Runways
Dimensions(m)
Largest 650x10
Surface
Concrete & Grass
TORA(m)
LDA(m)
AMSL
580 ft / 177 m
Runway True Runways
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Flying Experiences at Darley Moor Airfield

60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Take flight for 60 minutes in a Microlight, with full pre-flight briefing at our biggest selection of UK airfields, all of which have microlighting c ...
£179.00
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Get to know one of the lightest ways to enjoying a flying experience, with this 30 Minute Flight in a Microlight, including Briefing, available at a ...
£99.00
20 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
20 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
If you’re after a great value way to get introduced to the delights of Microlighting, then this 20 Minute Flight, including Briefing, hosted at a mul ...
£79.00
20 Minute Microlight Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
20 Minute Microlight Flight
Jet off into the skies with an exhilarating 20-minute microlight flight from the fantastic Darley Moor Airfield in Derbyshire! With a variety of aeri ...
£99.00

Flying Experiences in East Midlands

60 Minute Flight plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Flight plus Briefing
Soar above stunning woodlands and lakes during a 60-minute microlight experience in Corby, where you'll pilot your own flex-wing microlight under the ...
£189.00
30 Minute Flight plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flight plus Briefing
Soar above stunning woodlands and lakes during a 30-minute microlight experience in Corby, where you'll pilot your own flex-wing microlight under the ...
£125.00
CAP10 Aerobatics - Great Yarmouth Experience from flydays.co.uk
CAP10 Aerobatics - Great Yarmouth
Get ready for the ultimate aerial adventure in Great Yarmouth! If you're looking for an adrenaline-fueled experience, the CAP10 aerobatics ride is th ...
£239.00
Dambusters Helicopter Tour for Two - Derbyshire  Experience from flydays.co.uk
Dambusters Helicopter Tour for Two - Derbyshire
Looking for an exciting and unique way to experience history and sightseeing? Look no further than the Dambusters Helicopter Tour! During this 30-min ...
£325.00
Dambusters Helicopter Tour for One - Derbyshire  Experience from flydays.co.uk
Dambusters Helicopter Tour for One - Derbyshire
Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to experience history and sightseeing? Look no further than the Dambusters Helicopter Tour! This 30-min ...
£175.00
Flight Simulator Experience - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
Flight Simulator Experience - Nationwide Venues
A Flight Simulator Experience is a flying experience that is - almost - completely free of boundaries (except for the fact that you're still on solid ...
£99.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
60 Minute Flying Lesson Plus Briefing - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Flying Lesson Plus Briefing - Nationwide Venues
Wherever you're based in the UK, if you've dreamt for a long time about learning to fly, this special Flying Lesson gift voucher will be the perfect ...
£189.00

Information About Darley Moor Airfield

Lying south east of Derby and Nottingham, and north west of Stoke-on-Trent, Darley Moor Airfield in Derbyshire has certainly had a rich and varied history over the last 80 years or so. With spectacular views overlooking the gateway to the Peak District National Park, its roots of origin lie back in World War II.

Built and opened in 1942, it was known as RAF Darley Moor, and was used by the Royal Air Force for training purposes by the No. 42 Operational Training Unit. After the war, from 1954 onwards, it was used for ordnance servicing and storage. It was also in close proximity to another now former RAF site, RAF Ashbourne, which has since become an industrial estate.

With the departure of the Royal Air Force from the site in 1955, Darley Moor returned to civilian use, and is perhaps best known these days for use as a general aviation airfield, but also as a motorsport venue and farmland.

And for those who enjoy the lighter side of flying in the form of Microlighting, the airfield offers ample opportunities for budding pilot to take flight in a flexwing or fixed-wing microlight, on sessions that are run by the airfield's microlight school, and which are recognised and approved by the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA).

Session lengths are available in blocks of 20, 30 and 60 minutes, and start from as little as £79 - making them a great value option for those in the East Midlands looking to find their entry point in starting their flying career!

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