Flight Experience FAQs

Some commonly asked questions..

A flight experience with Glasgow Flying Club is an amazing experience that not many people get the chance to do for themselves. So, naturally there are a lot of comonly asked questions..

Hopefully this page will answer some that you may have. If not, feel free to get in touch – we love to talk!

Where can we fly?

Whilst we have put together some suggested routes on our web store, we are more than happy (where possible) to be flexible providing that your request is possible within the time restrictions of the purchased voucher.

It’s worth noting that for operational reasons, we may have to alter the route booked. Reasons for this can include weather conditions and temporary local restrictions imposed by Air Traffic Control etc.

Can I take a passenger?

Absolutely! Just make sure you select the additional passenger option when purchasing the voucher.

It’s worth mentioning that any additional passengers cannot participate in the flight – they’ll be in the back seat and there’s no way to swap over.

How old do you need to be?

There’s no clear answer on this. Generally, we suggest that if you’re old enough to sit up front of a car, then you’re old enough to take the controls of a light aircraft.

In our experience, children aged 10 and over are old enough for an experience flight.

In terms of back seat passengers, the minimum age we would generally recommend is 4+

How long is the voucher valid?

Vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

We would suggest not leaving it to the last minute as the great Scottish weather often throws a bit of a spanner in the works!

How should I dress?

All we suggest is that you dress comfortably and bring a jacket ..just in case!

Can I take pictures/videos?

Absolutely.

We love seeing your pictures and videos, so be sure to tag us on social media if you do!

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Taking it further

What’s next after a Flight Experience?

After a flight experience, many of our guests love the experience and progress to gain a pilots license with our club. As such, some common questions we’re asked are outlined below.

How old do I need to be to gain a pilots license?

You can start logging flights towards a LAPL or PPL license at age 14, but you cannot complete your first solo until you are aged 16.

How long does it take to get a LAPL or PPL license?

The minimum number of flight time for a LAPL license is currently 35 hours and for a PPL it is 45 hours.

It is worth noting that this is the required minimum number of hours by EASA and every student is different. For example – a student flying every week is more likely to obtain their license in less time than a student who is flying less frequently.


Hopefully this goes some way to answering some of the questions you may have. We have a wealth of information on our Pilot Training pages, but we would love to hear from you – so, please get in touch with us.

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