Welcome to the Learn to Fly website

Flying a microlight

Learn to Fly now operates both in the South West of England and in Italy. Training and trial lessons are provided on the PulsR, GT450 and Ikarus C42. Tailored courses to suit your requirements! We also provide 'one-off' lessons so you can get a taste for flying, known as 'Air Experience Flights' as well as full courses of instruction to attain your private pilot's license NPPL(M).

We are now operating from two locations in 2021 so that we can offer flying all year round in the best weather conditions. Italy has the perfect combination of weather, sun and Apre-Vol! Our airfield in Italy is situated 65km north west of Pescara, in Teramo, Abruzzo. The surrounding localities have an abundance of picturesque hill top towns and villages, coastal resorts and all sorts of things to do and see! Flights from Stanstead to Pescara are available daily with Ryan Air.

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Learning to Fly
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.

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

What we offer 2020
What we offer 2020
  • 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!
New! Landaway half day course to Isle of Wight: £300
Gift Experiences
Gift Experiences

An introductory 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.


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

Flying a microlight

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.

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 provided on the superb PulsR and a GT450, the perfect combination for getting your license. We also have a number of Quasar SSDR aircaft for hour building and rental once you have gained your license.

What will you see?

Flying a microlight

We are based 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, Centre Parcs, the rolling hills of Wiltshire, and further west the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor.