Trial Lesson

For those that are looking for a less adrenaline fuelled experience FPT offer trial lessons that will introduce you to the wonders of flight. You will take control and with the guidance of our expert instructors and be flying the aircraft before you know it. You will have the opportunity to sore through the sky over the South Downs and rolling white cliffs of the south coast. If you are a budding future pilot the time spent with the instructor will count towards your Private Pilots Licence. (Monday – Friday)

30 Mins (20-25 min in the air) – £195
45 Mins (35-40 min in the air) – £250
60 Mins (50-55 min in the air) – £310


FLIGHT itinerary:

  • You arrive at our office at Shoreham airport and will be welcomed by the team and hot beverage.
  • Your instructor will give you a safety briefing and an outline of your flight in our T67. You can discuss where you want to go and what you would like to see. Fly over your house and/or take in the breath-taking views of the seven sisters – you choose!
  • Your instructor will take you to the aircraft and there will be a brief opportunity to take some photographs
  • During your flight you will get an introduction to effects of controls and your instructor will give you control to fly the aircraft.
  • When you are back on the ground (after completion of your flight) you will receive a flight certificate
  • This flight can start you on the journey towards your Private Pilot’s Licence as the flight time can be logged.
FPT Flight Voucher
FPT Flight Voucher

Take to the skies with us! No matter which experience you choose you will have the time of your life, but beware flying is addictive!


Congratulations for receiving your Trial Lesson with Flight Performance Training! Inside your envelope you will find your Trial Lesson Voucher; it is valid for six months from the day of purchase. It is essential that you bring the voucher to your lesson and hand it over to us prior to your flight.

If you look on your voucher you will find the flight duration. However, the time in the air is between 5-10 min shorter than stated on the voucher as the time includes the taxiing / queueing of the aircraft. This is common practice in all flying schools.

Absolutely! You will be taking control of the aircraft! Initially the instructor will depart the airfield into the local area. If you don’t live too far away, we can even try and take you over your house. Once up and about, your instructor will demonstrate the basic controls; these include gentle turns, climb and descend and straight and level flight. Then it’s your turn! If you booked an Aerobatic Experience of course your instructor will take control for those manoeuvres.

To book your flight, just phone or email your details to our Flight Operations Department and give us your desired day and time. Bear in mind that we may need 14 days’ notice to assure we can accommodate a specific day and time you would like.

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather (as much as we would like to!), so if the flight has to be cancelled due to poor weather, then its just a case of rebooking for another day. A point to bear in mind – the weather in this country is very changeable, making accurate forecasting very difficult even for the next day. The weather likely to hold us o the ground is strong wind / crosswind, heavy rain, poor visibility, sea fog and low cloud. We will try our best to cancel as much in advance as possible if the weather is not suitable.

Of course! Your trial Lesson actually counts towards a Private Pilots Licence. For more information just ask your instructor or call our Flight Operations Department.

Parking in front of Hangar 7 is solely for staff in the building so please use the metered parking. If you are early for your flight and our instructor isn’t there, we would ask you to wait in the main terminal and come back at the time of the booking. There is a café with fantastic viewing over Shoreham airport.