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Essex Islands Adventure

A hugely successful flying trip over the Essex countryside and out to the coast, with some breathtaking sites on the way!

Trial flying lessons can be an unforgettable way to experience taking the controls of an aircraft yourself or for the lucky recipient of a trial voucher. All flights can be logged in your Pilots logbook from just £99.

You will be sitting in the front of the aircraft with access to the dual flight controls under the guidance of your fully certified and highly skilled flight instructor who will explain the process of becoming a Private Pilot and answer any questions you have along the way!

Whether it’s a flying experience for yourself or as a gift, buying a trial flight online is simple and all vouchers are received instantly in your inbox.

This breathtaking flying tour will take you eastbound from North Weald Airfield.

This will be a perfect opportunity to take in the Essex countryside whilst learning about the light aircraft you are flying in!

Flying overhead the City of Chelmsford you will soon see the Blackwater Estuary ahead as your qualified flight instructor routes you towards Northey Island located just east of Maldon before passing overhead Osea Island. Your pilot will descend to a lower level and follow the coast line to Mersea island before routing back towards North Weald.

This is a great flight which gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful coastline with its many creeks from your vantage point above the estuary.

Depending on the time of year you may also be lucky enough to see some of the few remaining historic red sailed Thames Barges gliding serenely along the Blackwater or even seals basking on the mudflats!


Flight for 2 people


A private flight of around 50 minutes flight time for two people in one of our beautiful Cessna 172 single engine aeroplanes with a fully qualified flight instructor as your pilot and guide.

NWFT Ltd will endeavour to provide the experiences as described. However in booking each experience it is acknowledged by the customer that there may be occasions when certain factors outside of our control such as air traffic or temporary airspace restrictions as well as unexpected weather conditions may result in the programme being amended or some elements cancelled.

Key Info

Friends & Family: You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family along to spectate from the ground. We have seating inside and outside and offer fantastic views of the apron and runways. Drinks and snacks are available.

Safety: Your safety is paramount to us! All of our aircraft are maintained to the strictest safety standards, and you’ll be given a safety briefing by your fully CAA certified flight instructor before your flight commences.

Weather / ATC: If the weather or Air Traffic Control means we are unable to fly on the day of your event, we’ll let you know and re-arrange at no charge.

Requirements: For your own safety you must be able to get in and out of our aircraft with ease. Some weight restrictions may apply. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns on 01992 522090!

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