Getting back to Flying

General Aviation re-started 29th March 2021

Pilots see also Safety Notice:


If you’ve not already started – phone in or email your bookings ASAP

The Government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions began on 19th July 2021. Whilst Mandatory Face Coverings are no longer required by law we ask all visitors to the airport to wear face coverings and maintain separation until advised otherwise on arrival.

Trial Lesson Experience Vouchers 

Voucher Validity

Lydd Aero Club Vouchers are valid for 6 months but the Club will honour all vouchers expiring during the recent lockdowns for a further 6 months from the re-start of General Aviation flying in April 2021. This means, if you have a Voucher that was purchased or expired during lockdown we will be happy to fly you to the end of September 2021 but your Voucher must be used before that date.

This gives Trial Lesson Experience participants the whole summer 2021 to take their flight, so book as soon as possible to avoid losing your flight due to weather postponements, etc.

4 Seater Experiences

If you have a 4-Seater Experience Voucher and wish to take an observer (or 2 dependant on weight limits) in the back then the current Covid restrictions may now allow members of the same family “bubble” to fly together.

As part of our current Covid precautions you may be asked to sign a health/vaccination certification and you will be required to wear a suitable face mask within the airport and during the flight (at the discretion of individual instructors on the day).

When booking please inform our operative that you wish to take family member observer(s) in the back seats. We will do our best to accommodate requests but all flights are weight limited. Adjustments of fuel load, etc. can be made but your party may be checked and numbers restricted if over limits. 

Vouchers issued by Acorne/Virgin can only be extended by that company and holders of those vouchers should contact that company if an extension is required. Please check, when extending other company vouchers, that they entitle you to the same experience and venues.

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Ready to book?

If you already have a Voucher please phone (01797 320734 – Office Hours)  to arrange a date and time. Book as soon as you can in case your chosen date is postponed by bad weather, etc.

Weekends are already booked several weeks ahead but we will search for cancellations if you have particular dates in mind. Weekday slots are often available at shorter notice.

To make a booking we need to know:
  1. Whose voucher it is? We do Lydd Aero Club (obviously!) and Virgin Experience.
  2. If Lydd Aero Club, then what is Voucher number and type (i.e. 2 or 4 seater – Introductory (30 minute), Extended (60 minute), Land-away or Adventurer)
  3. If a Virgin/Acorne Voucher, we also need:
  4. Type (Introductory or Extended), Serial number, PIN number and expiration date.
  5. A Contact Phone number for yourself

and time(s) and date(s) when you would be available to fly.

Better Still –  If you are ready with the above information – Phone 01797 320734 – for available slots

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Vouchers are sold via the website, or by phone direct to the Club, if you want one as a present or even yourself.

NOTE – still at last years prices but will have to go up soon.

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