If flying an aeroplane is on your bucket list, Perth-based Alba Airsports offers training experience and flying lessons on three different types of aircraft! You can learn to fly microlight aircraft, flexwing aircraft, or gyrocopters. Based at Perth Airport there are three runways, an operational tower, clubrooms, a café, and a gateway to the Highlands. Take to the skies while surrounded by amazing landscapes with this fantastic activity!
A microlight aircraft is simply a small aircraft that has a Maximum Total Weight Authorised (MTWA) of no more than 450kgs, or 472.5kgs if equipped with a ballistic parachute recovery system. If your goal is to gain a microlight flying license you will need to complete a minimum of 25 hours of flight training. Alba Airsports also offer suitably qualified pilots the option to self-hire their school aircraft for as little as £95/hr, which includes fuel and insurance.
Their primary training aircraft is a Eurostar SL Microlight, powered by the well-proven and reliable 80hp Rotax 912 engine which gives the aircraft an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, enabling a cruise speed of around 100 mph. If you would like to learn to fly – add Alba Airsports to your Funstacker list!