This is a flight of the local area. It will give you at least 30 minutes in the aircraft, enough to fly around the local area, say to Rye, Ashford or Hythe. (See the Maps)
During the flight and depending on student aptitude they will be invited to “follow through” as the instructor describes how the aircraft reacts to the controls in the air. Taking off and land at Lydd
When the instructor is happy that the student understands the basics they will be asked to “take control” and fly the aircraft for part of the flight.
Don’t worry - you will only do as much or as little as you are able or wish to do.
Not really interested in flying the aircraft but just want to see what goes on “up front”?........
......... then just sit back and let the instrSelectuctor show you how it all works. The principles of flight are the same in all fixed wing aircraft.
Just enjoy the flight, take a few photos or look out for landmarks.
In that time you could, for example, fly right around Kent - Dover, Deal, Margate and Ramsgate, or along the Thames Estuary in Kent, then south towards Rye before returning to Lydd. Alternatively, you could go into East Sussex and fly around the Hastings area.
For a flight that goes “a little further” how about going North, crossing the River Thames to Southend
This lesson consists of two flights as you will depart Lydd, travel North over Kent with view of Leeds Castle and (on a clear day) the QE2 Bridge to the River Thames and land at Southend on the north shore. On approach you will need to join in with the Commercial Jet Traffic which uses Southend.
There will be ample time for a light meal at the large on-site Hotel which has wonderful views of the airport from it’s restaurant on the 5th floor.
For something a little more casual there is always the nearby fast food restaurant before your flight back to Lydd. (Meal not included in price)