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Eastern promise: taking flight in the East of England

Eastern promise: taking flight in the East of England - News

The East Midlands and the East of England has a whole host of airfields from which to take flight here on FlyDays.

So, whether it's learning to Fly an Aeroplane or enjoying a scenic Flight in a Helicopter, let be your wings – this is our guide to some of the best Airfields and Flying Experiences that provide plenty of Eastern promise.

Extreme Essex

While Essex is famous for Tiptree Jam, Britain's oldest recorded town (Colchester), being home to the longest pier in the UK (Southend), and famous faces from Olly Murs to Dame Maggie Smith, it also has two hidden gems for aviation fans – Andrewsfield Aerodrome and Stapleford Airfield.

Andrewsfield is located near Braintree and just a stone's throw from its larger neighbour Stansted Airport.

Being so easily accessible makes it a great location for budding pilots to learn to fly, which is exactly what you can do with and our introductory flying lessons which are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in duration.

Stapleford is located in the beautiful Epping Forest and is also incredibly easy to get to, being a short drive off the M25 motorway.

Cambridgeshire Calling

Moving slightly further north, Cambridgeshire is home to Sibson Aerodrome. Located close to Peterborough, Sibson Aerodrome has long been a magnet for flying fans and it's easy to see why, offering an ideal base to take to the skies in a variety of ways.

Once in the skies, it's the perfect opportunity to take in the views as some of the UK's flattest countryside stretches out in front.

East Midlands Take Off

Just a small hop further north still, and the location changes to the East Midlands.

Aviation fans are spoilt for choice with airfields aplenty, including Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield, Hucknall Aerodrome, Humberside Airport, Turweston Aerodrome and Wickenby Aerodrome.

Once again, variety is the spice of life and there's a wide variety of flying experiences to enjoy, from themed Pleasure Flights to Helicopter Flying Lessons and, of course, Small Aircraft Flying Lessons.

Book East

Booking a flying experience in the East Midlands and East of England couldn't be easier with as your pilot. Simply choose the location, book an incredible flying experience and you're ready for take off.

Purchase one of our open Gift Vouchers to use towards a flying day of your choice, and you've also got the flexibility to use and redeem it when you can best enjoy your airborne experience!

14 July 2021

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