Learn to Fly

Congratulations – you’ve decided that you’re going to Learn To Fly! It’s an exciting journey and the experienced Mid Anglia Light Sport Aviation team will guide you through every step of the way.

How long will it take?

The most frequently asked question we get is “How many lessons will it take?” Unfortunately, there really isn’t an answer to that one! The minimum period you can attain your license is 25 flying hours. In practice, unless you’ve flown before or have missed your calling in the Red Arrows, it will take longer. How much longer depends on several factors:

a) Your natural aptitude – some people pick things up more quickly than others

b) Continuity – or how often you fly. This is influenced by your budget, your availability, availability of the instructor and aircraft, and of course the weather.


Lessons are charged at £150 per hour timed from engine start to engine stop.

Ground school is charged at £30/hr and is mandatory for only a couple of activities – optional for exam prep.


There are 5 exams, all multiple choice. Human Performance & Limitations, Air Law, Aircraft General, Meteorology (all charged at £35 each)


There are several books and some navigation equipment which you will require. The cost is reasonably low and Mid Anglia Light Sport Aviation can supply all items in-house.

Club and Association Membership:

All Students are required to be a member of the Beccles Aerodrome Flying Club and to become a member of the British Microlight Aircraft Association

How to begin learning to fly:

Step 1 – come for a trial flight and let us know which type of aircraft you want to learn in

Step 2 – Book some lessons – generally, the more frequently you fly the more rapidly you will make progress but we don’t recommend scheduling more than 2 lessons in any one day

Step 3 – Relax and enjoy the journey – it should be informative, challenging but most of all FUN!

Cancellations – rescheduling with at least 24 hours notice.

If you need to cancel your lesson or reschedule there is no fee provided there is at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the lesson.

Cancellations – without 24 hours notice.

Should you cancel your flying lesson with less than 24 hours’ notice there will be a charge levied of £50 per lesson booked. This applies regardless of the reason for customer cancellation.

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