Air Experience Flights & Gift Vouchers

Experience the thrill of flying in a microlight in the safe hands of an instructor. Fly over East Lothian's beautiful beaches and famous golf courses and see the world's largest gannet colony on the Bass Rock from a different perspective! On longer flights you can take off over the Lammermuir Hills and down towards the Borders or over the Firth of Forth to Fife. You never know, you may love it so much that you will decide that you want to train to be a pilot yourself!

We offer a variety of lengths of air experience flights ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours flying time. Whichever flight you choose, if you then decide that you wish to start training, these flights count towards the required hours in getting your licence.

Call us now on 01620 880332 (airfield) or 01875 820102 (home) if you would like to chat about which option is best for you or your friend.
Air Experience flight over the Bass RockAir Experience flight over the Bass Rock

Gift Vouchers

We can provide you with Gift Vouchers for any of these flights - you can either pay by credit/debit card or Paypal through the website, cheque or cash at the airfield itself, or by sending a cheque.

If paying by credit/debit card or Paypal, click on the button beside your chosen flight type on the website. Gift vouchers are mailed by 1st class Royal Mail. Your order will be acknowledged by email and a posting date given. If the person you are giving the voucher to has access to your email address, please use an alternative email address, or if you would rather we didn't acknowledge it for that reason, please make this clear in the instructions to the seller.

If paying by cheque, please make it payable to "East of Scotland Microlights", send it to the Gorebridge address in the left hand menu, and be sure to give us your address to send it to.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT FOR A PASSENGER IS 16 STONES. MINIMUM AGE IS 14 YEARS (NO MAXIMUM AGE) AND VOUCHERS ARE VALID FOR TEN MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE.

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Purchase Gift Vouchers Online

Gift vouchers are valid for 10 months and do not have the person's name on them, just a voucher number which needs to be quoted when they call to organise their flight:

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Gift Voucher for 30 Minute Flight

A fun introduction to microlighting

After a short briefing the instructor will pilot the aircraft, taking off and showing you the basic controls. You will then be invited to try flying it yourself from the back seat, for as long or short a time as you wish, though the instructor will take over for the landing!

PLEASE ALLOW 1 HOUR FOR THIS EXPERIENCE.
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Gift Voucher for 60 Minute Flight

A chance to spend a bit longer in the back seat

A longer version of the 30 minute flight, where you can have a go at flying it yourself from the back seat, and also have time to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery passing beneath you. Ideal for those with a special interest in the East Lothian area, or for those who wish to take photographs and need a bit more time in the air.

PLEASE ALLOW 2 HOURS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE.
Trial flight over EdinburghTrial flight over Edinburgh

Gift Voucher for 90 Minute Flight

Change seats with the instructor and do some flying yourself!

This flight can be done as longer version of the 60 minute flight with the chance to go further afar, or as a "two in one" experience where you start off in the back seat, and get the feel of being up there while the instructor shows you the basic controls of the aircraft. The instructor will then land the aircraft and you change seats and fly the remainder of the flight from the front seat, putting into practice what you have been shown on the first part of the flight - a great combination of fun flying and a lesson.

PLEASE ALLOW 2½ HOURS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE.
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Gift Voucher for 120 Minute Flight

A BIG adventure!

On this flight you have a choice. You can either do the same as for the 90 minute flight, with the instructor beginning the flight in the front seat, but you get to fly further with an outlanding at another airfield (probably either in the Borders or Fife, or even further afield if conditions permit) where you swap seats and have a really good length of time piloting the aircraft yourself. Or you can stay in the back seat and have a longer sightseeing flight - we have flown people over the Trossachs, up to Perth or down to south Northumberland. Ideal for those who really want to go places!

PLEASE ALLOW 3 HOURS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE.

Flight and a Bite

Our neighbours at Merryhatton Garden Centre are kindly offering East of Scotland Microlights' customers a discount of 10% from all purchases from the café there. The café serves delicious lunches, snacks, coffee and wonderfully tempting cakes and biscuits and is open from 9am to 5pm every day. All vouchers sold through this website or from the airfield will receive a 10% discount voucher from Merryhatton. Here is a link to their menu so you can plan what goodies you might fancy trying.