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Fly Away This Christmas With These Popular Flying Experiences 2023

08 December 2023

Fly Away This Christmas With These Popular Flying Experiences 2023

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? FlyDays has you covered with our top-rated Flying Experiences of 2023. Whether it's a plane or helicopter, these gifts will take your loved ones to new heights into the new year.

Begin the new year on a high note and surprise your loved ones with a 30-minute flying lesson. Whether they are aspiring pilots or already have flying experience, this flying lesson will be an unforgettable experience for them. It's the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who wants to learn how to fly or improve their flying skills.

This experience is highly sought-after and is available at more than 20 airfields across the country. Participants get the incredible opportunity to fly a two-seater, light aircraft such as a Piper or Cessna for 30 minutes. Moreover, they receive a pre- and post-flight briefing from an accredited instructor. All the lessons take place at approved clubs by the Civil Aviation Authority, which means that they count towards obtaining a light aircraft license.

Perfect for hovering over chimneys – the helicopter would surely be Santa's backup mode of flying if Rudolph and the other reindeer were to go on strike in 2023 and we think it would be the perfect gift for couples across the UK.

Indulge in a relaxing flying experience as you soar through the skies in a jet-powered helicopter for 6 miles. Admire the stunning local landmarks and countryside below, and capture the breath-taking views with your camera. Once you're back on the ground, celebrate the end of your flight with a glass of bubbly. Don't forget to show your friends and family the incredible photos you took!

The next exciting Flying Experience on the list is a Microlighting experience, which allows you to fly over the beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk countryside for 60 minutes. This experience involves flying in a lightweight aircraft that weighs only 600kg, much less than Santa's sleigh! You can choose between a flexed-wing plane or a P and M fixed-wing aircraft- Don't worry, your pilot will explain the difference, as you don't need to choose until the day. Get ready to explore the vast open airspace and acres of stunning countryside!

During your flight you will have the exciting opportunity to take control of the microlight yourself, so don't forget to bring a camera along with you to capture this once in a lifetime experience.

If you have a family member who loves to fly and wants to fly solo, consider gifting them a Bell JetRanger adventure covering 25 miles of your chosen location this Christmas.

Imagine soaring through the skies, gazing down at the stunning countryside below as you ascend 1000 feet into the air. During your flight, your pilot will highlight the local landmarks so that you can fully appreciate the breath-taking scenery and ensure tat you don't miss a thing. Be sure to bring your camera along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

We would not recommend eating any mince pies before getting in the seat for this one.

The final item on our list is an extremely popular gift that has made its way onto many wish lists this year, including Santa's booking data charts!

Flights in a two-seater Spitfire are now possible! These two-seater Spitfire flights truly qualify as ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. This unique gift will include a variety of experiences for you to enjoy throughout your time at Biggin Hill. Enjoy a 30 minute flight in the rear seat of a combat veteran MKIX two-seater Spitfire, Access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar for up to four guests - definitely take your camera along for this one! You will be able to take part in a Q and A session with the hangar team, a Framed souvenir flight certificate, flight suit patch and pilot notes to take home and so much more. This is truly the perfect Christmas gift for any aviation enthusiast.

Make sure you also visit our Special Offers page today on the Flydays website, to find all our latest offers and discounts we have available on a wide variety of flying experiences and flying lessons!

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