Mini-Cart 0
30 Minute Microlight Trial Lesson - Manchester

30 Minute Microlight Trial Lesson - Manchester

Product ID: 11743
Valid for 12 months
Barton Aerodrome
LocationsShow Map
Add to Cart
Add to Cart
Pay in 3 interest-free payments of £38.33 with PayPal. Learn more

Enter the recipient's name

Minimum Age: 15 years

Maximum Weight: 100.00 kg

About the experience

Embrace the thrill of Microlighting in Manchester at Barton Aerodrome with the expert pilot Mark and his Flexwing P&M aviation microlights. As the leading microlight school in the North West, this location is easily accessible from Manchester. Don't miss this opportunity to take to the skies and experience the excitement of microlighting! Formerly known as Manchester City Airport, Barton Aerodrome was purpose-built in the late 1920s and is one of the largest General Aviation airports in the country. Despite its past of serving scheduled flights, it now focuses primarily on microlights and other light aircraft. While riding in the microlight with Mark, you'll get to witness remnants of Barton's history in the Grade II listed control tower, terminal building, and hangar. During your Microlighting adventure at the city airport, you'll be in the hands of this highly skilled pilot. Along with taking in the stunning views of Eccles, Trafford Park, and the vibrant lights of Manchester from the air, your microlight flight will also serve as your very first pilot lesson. This unique experience offers you the chance to take the controls and steer the microlight instead of merely being a passenger.

  • Microlighting lessons from Manchester Barton
  • Flights in a flex wing open cockpit microlight
  • Fly with Mark, a highly experienced pilot adventurer
  • Your chance to take control during your lesson
  • 30 Minute Microlighting Session

  • Take a lesson in a flex wing microlight
  • Ground briefing and explanation of the aircraft
  • Learn how the controls influence the flight of the aircraft
  • Opportunity to take the controls and fly the microlight for part of the flight
  • A 30 minute lesson
  • Thermal flying suits, helmets, headsets, balaclavas and gloves are provided


  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 15.5 stone (100kgs)

  • Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • City Airport (Barton), Eccles, Manchester

Minimum Age: 15 years

Maximum Weight: 100.00 kg

  • Participants should call to check the weather conditions on the morning of their flight
  • If the weather is not suitable, flights will be rebooked for a mutually convenient date
  • Hot/cold food and drinks can be purchased from the onsite 'Runway 26' café and bar
  • Spectators are welcome


send to top