Welcome to the Learn to Fly website

Learn to Fly is a microlight flying school in the South West of England specializing in Microlight Flying and Flying Lessons, Trial Flights and Flying Gift Experiences. We work with a number of national adventure gift experience companies, and sell flights directly through our website. All flights are sold as Ex 3 of the NPPL(M) syllabus so you will be taking your first flying lesson on your way to becoming a Private Pilot with microlight rating.



Flying a Flexwing offers you one of the most affordable and exciting ways to learn to fly and own your own aircraft.

We train on the latest aircraft built to the highest standards in the UK; Appointed as a Main Agent for P & M Aviation in 2007, Learn to Fly has been established since 2002.

About us and our aircraft

Our CFI Ian MacAdam has thousands of hours on microlight aircraft, so you can be assured of receiving excellent tuition on your road to becoming a fully fledged microlight pilot.

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Flexwing Training is currently provided on a GT450, the perfect machine for getting your first experience in a Flexwing.


We also operate a PulsR, the first fully composite trike for demonstration flights and aircraft sales.



What will you see?

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We are based at Henstridge Airfield in Somerset, allowing us to fly in scenic surroundings close to the coast in either a Northerly or Southerly direction. A normal one hour trial flight to the South takes in the Jurassic Coast from Weymouth to Swanage.



We can also fly to Poole Harbour and along the Bournemouth seafront and over to the Isle of Wight in a 2 hr 30 min out and return. If we fly North for 20 minutes we can over fly LongLeat, Centreparks, the rolling hills of Wiltshire, and further west the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor.

Customer Comments

'I cannot recommend this experience enough, and urge anyone looking for the most amazing time to treat themselves immediately!' Julia C (Microlight Trial Lesson)

'A real adrenaline rush! Whatever you do DON'T MISS THIS EXPERIENCE!' Barry H (Microlight Trial Lesson)


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Watch the movie by Ed Bowyer, former student and GT450 syndicate partner

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Learning to Fly


To gain your NPPL (microlight) you will need a minimum of 25 hours flight training with an accredited CAA Flying Instrucor and pass five ground exams as well as your General Flying Test to obtain your NPPL.

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With the right instructor and a healthy dose of motivation, becoming a fully qualified pilot is well within most people's reach.

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Gift Experiences

wAn introcuctory microlight flying lesson makes for a superb gift for any special occasions, and we can send you a personalised voucher to give to your intended recipient. Just add your special message when making your purchase.

Book now! We use Paypal to process on line payments and can accept most major credit and debit cards.


Microlighting: 8am - 7pm (Summer) time; 8am - Sunset (Winter)

Please note all flying is subject to weather and some age & weight restrictions Flying during the winter months will be less available than in Summer months, but don't be put off as sometimes the best flying is found in mid winter! We just wrap up well and enjoy perfectly still flying conditions. The most important things to consider will be visibilty, cloud cover and the strenght of the winds at ground level.

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What we offer 2019

30 minute trial flight: £75

45 Minute trial flight: £95

1 Hour Jurassic Coastal flight £125

60 minutes flight training: £120

£5 per hour off when you book a course of 10 lessons!


wNew! Landaway half day course to Isle of Wight: £300


Book now to start your training!