Would Santa pass his private pilot’s training these days?
One to ponder while you are patrolling the skies above the Central Belt with today’s Big Deal from Leading Edge Flight Training.
Based at Glasgow Airport, Leading Edge Flight Training enables future pilots and non-professional enthusiasts to hone their flying skills or create lasting memories.
Whether you want an introduction to flying a plane or simply want to see Scotland from above with your hands on the controls, today’s Big Deal would make an unforgettable Christmas present.
Fly a light aircraft
This Big Deal has three components: a 30 minute flight in a light aircraft; a 30 minute session in a flight simulator and a three month Leading Edge membership.
Available seven days a week from Glasgow Airport, the first part of the deal welcomes you aboard for one of life’s must-do experiences: taking the flight controls and experiencing the thrill of flying a light aircraft over Scotland.
The experience starts with a safety briefing and familiarisation of the aircraft. Your route will also be explained and can often vary to accommodate any particular area you would like to see.
Your instructor will complete the required checks and complete the takeoff.
Once airborne, you will take the controls of the aircraft, under the supervision of a Civil Aviation Authority qualified instructor.
You will learn how to turn, climb, and bank the aircraft during your introductory, 30 minute lesson.
You will also get the chance to see some spectacular views of the local area.
Fly a virtual plane
The second part of the offer is for a 30 minute simulated flight experience.
Guests will have control of the Flight and Navigation Procedure Trainer as the virtual plane flies through different conditions.
Used to train commercial pilots, the simulator is incredibly lifelike. This is as close as you can get to flying a plane without having to know where the parachutes are kept.
Your flight will be directed by a Civil Aviation Authority instructor.
Leading Edge membership
This Big Deal includes a three month membership of Leading Edge. Club services for members include special offers on flights and simulators. Members can bring friends and family without further cost.
A student flight record is provided, meaning you can keep track of your progress. A flight discount of 10% and bookings without advance payment are just a couple of the perks of the membership.
Leading Edge has a lot of customers flying high on TripAdvisor. We’ve edited these for length:
‘Really great experience. Got a flying lesson for Christmas and have to say that the guys at Leading Edge were great. Very friendly, enthusiastic, relaxed, knowledgeable and made the whole experience a memorable one. Am very happy to recommend.’
‘Booked an introduction to flying lesson for my wife… She thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The instructor was excellent, friendly and welcoming which all contributed to a great day. Fun day for aspiring pilots, couples day out, unique experience and thrill seekers. Highly recommend…’
‘Flight simulator lesson. Received a voucher from my daughter and had a brilliant time. Despite the great training and advice from the instructor, managed to crash the plane a few times… My other excuse was that it was a very bad weather day!! Joking aside it was a great experience and I improved throughout the lesson. It does make you want to come back for more.’
Amazing Christmas gift idea
This Big Deal with Leading Edge Flight Training would make an unforgettable Christmas present for the flyboy, or girl, in your life.
It could also be a useful taster for anyone thinking about trying for their pilot’s licence.
Take to the skies with today’s Big Deal from Leading Edge Flight Training and see if you enjoy having your head in the clouds.