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What is an Air Experience Flight?


It is an unforgettable experience, flying serenely above the rolling Wiltshire countryside in a very light aeroplane, either an open cockpit flex wing or an enclosed fixed wing microlight.

As well as the wonderful sensation of flying and the stunning views, you will have the chance to control the aeroplane (with your instructor’s help, of course), and to see and feel whether flying microlights might be a hobby for you.

An air experience flight also makes an amazing Christmas or birthday gift!


What is an air experience flight

Useful information about Air Experience Flights with Cloudbase Microlighting

What type of Microlight can I fly?

Here at Cloudbase we offer both the flex wing and fixed wing types of microlight. You don’t have to decide straight away, so if you’re buying a voucher as a gift the lucky recipient can choose.

Are there any age, weight or medical restrictions?

Almost anyone can fly – the only restrictions we set are ‘over fourteen years old’ for children, and ‘weigh less than 16 stone’ for everyone.

How long can I fly?

We offer both 30 and 60 minute flights, in either type of microlight. If you’d like to fly for longer, that’s no problem – just give us a call and you can book a longer flight.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please remember your voucher! A camera, sunglasses and comfortable flat shoes (not flip flops) are a good idea, and skirts/dresses are not advisable, especially in the open-cockpit flex wing!

Can I choose where I fly?

You might live locally and want to fly over your house, or you might want to fly over a particular area such as Avebury or Uffington White Horse. Where possible, we will endeavour to fulfil any particular requests. Please give us a call before booking to discuss your requirements.

Can I bring spectators?

Yes, of course! And make sure they bring their camera! We have a great viewing area and offer complimentary tea and coffee for guests.

Is my flight weather dependent?

Yes. All microlight flying is weather dependent and if the weather is too poor on the day of your flight it will be cancelled.

We always try to give you as much notice as possible and simply re-book your Air Experience Flight to another date of your choice.

Does an Air Experience Flight count towards a licence?

If you book a 60 minute flight then yes it does! The great news is that if you go on to learn to fly, you can log a 1hr Air Experience Flight as the very first flight in your logbook and the time counts towards the minimum required for a licence.

If you wish to buy a logbook, we can supply these from our in-house shop.

How do I book?

Booking is very straightforward, simply buy a voucher online or call us on 01488 208400

What happens AE fight
Meet & Greet

You’ll be welcomed to the airfield by your Instructor – most likely Dave Cox if you are flying the Flex Wing and Chris or Aaron if you are flying the Fixed Wing.


Your Instructor will go through a safety briefing with you and familiarise you with the aircraft.

Take to the skies!

Take in the view as you fly serenely above the rolling Wiltshire countryside. The scenery is stunning and depending on which compass heading your flight takes you on, you could see the magic of Avebury and Stonehenge, the White Horse at Uffington, the magnificent Caen Hill locks at Devizes, or the legendary crop circles during the months of July and August.

Take Control

Once airborne at a safe height, you will have the opportunity to take control of the aircraft and fly yourself. Take advantage of the 1 hour flight – you get a lot more time at the controls, time to really get a feel of what it’s like to fly your own aircraft besides being simply a lot more fun!

Flight Complete

At the end of your flight you will receive a Commemorative Certificate.


This is what you can expect on the day of your flight


A short video giving an overview of what to expect on an Air Experience Flight with Cloudbase Microlighting

See for yourself


Buy a voucher for yourself or give the gift of flight

Vouchers are valid for a period of one year and we operate all year round seven days a week, although this is of course weather dependant. You’ll need to call the office to book in for your flight.

30 Minute Flight

in either Flex-Wing or Fixed Wing Microlight

Club Membership

Full Flight Briefing

Commemorative Certificate

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Flex Wing                              Fixed Wing


60 Minute Flight

in either Flex-Wing or Fixed Wing Microlight

Club Membership

Full Flight Briefing

Commemorative Certificate

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Flex Wing                             Fixed Wing


Purchasing a voucher indicates that you have read and agree to our standard Terms and Conditions

Are you ready for your Air Experience flight?

If you are ready of have any questions give us a call on 01488 208400 today!

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