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Otherton Airfield

If you have ever wanted to fly in a Microlight or even learn how to fly one, a Microlight Trial Flight is the perfect gift. Otherton Airfield in Stafford is a fabulous location with grass runways and beautiful surrounding countryside. Any instructor will tell you that once you have had your first trial flight you will get 'the bug'. Your flexi-wing instructor will give you a friendly welcome and ensure you have a fantastic flying experience. There are various flight times available varying in price.
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Map

Micklewood Lane
Penkridge
Stafford
ST19 5NX

Runway
3 Runways
Dimensions(m)
Largest is 330m x15m
Surface
Grass
TORA(m)
Unlicensed
LDA(m)
Unlicensed
AMSL
340 ft
Restaurant Restaurant
Hangarage Hangarage
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Flying Experiences at Otherton 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 Lesson Experience from flydays.co.uk
20 Minute Microlight Lesson
Take flight with these awesome open-cockpit microlight rides from Otherton Airfield in Penkridge! Terry, the super-friendly instructor, lives and bre ...
£59.00

Flying Experiences in West Midlands

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 ...
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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
3 Hour Pilot Starter Training Pack - Nationwide Experience from flydays.co.uk
3 Hour Pilot Starter Training Pack - Nationwide
If you’ve already got a few flying lessons under your belt and want to work towards your pilot qualification, this flight training course that’s avai ...
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30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Available nationwide, these 30-minute helicopter flying lessons are available at a whole host of locations and are completely flexible, meaning it is ...
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Aerobatics in Staffordshire Experience from flydays.co.uk
Aerobatics in Staffordshire
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Heli Buzz for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
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Heli Buzz for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
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Information About Otherton Airfield

Home to the Staffordshire Aero Club, Otherton Airfield is located near the small Staffordshire village of Pillaton. In close proximity to the M6 motorway, affording good links to Stafford, Cannock, Walsall and Wolverhampton, it was first opened as RAF Penkridge during World War II in 1942.

It was primarily an elementary flying training school for many WWII pilots, who commenced their flying careers in Tiger Moths. It laid derelict for many years when it closed after the end of the war, but once the Staffordshire Aero Club moved in in the 1980s, it became their home, with them developing the airfield into what you see today.

And as well as the lively and friendly Aero Club, it's at Otherton Airfield that a selection of three trial Microlighting flight packages are available to book, perfect for those in the West Midlands looking to take their first steps into aviation! Starting from just £79, sessions are available to book here for 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes.

All the sessions are run and approved by the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA), and under the guidance of qualified pilots and following a full safety briefing, you'll get the opportunity to learn and master flying a flexwing or fixed-wing microlight overlooking the surrounding Staffordshire countryside.

And as those as young as 14 can take part in the sessions, these would make for the perfect flying experiences to book for the younger aviator in your life as a special surprise for their Christmas or birthday gifts, or even as a fun school holiday activity!

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