Affordable Flying


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Trial Flights

A flight from Kemble over the glorious Cotswolds is a truly fabulous experience to remember whether as a one off experience,  a gift for someone special or a first lesson towards gaining your pilot’s licence.

We have three incredible flight experiences for you to choose from for starters, and more options. The three include a briefing before the flight and an opportunity to take photographs of you in the aircraft before you set off:

One Hour – 30 minutes in the air – £86

Two Hours – 1 hour in the air – £148

Half Day Land Away – 2 hours in the air & coffee/cake stop at a local airfield – £285!

Special prices available for groups – ask for details.
Includes Temporary Club Membership
Request a Trial Flight / Ask Questions here or call us !

Club Members in our hire scheme fly for just £115 per hour under training and once they have a licence for as little as £65 per hour!

See ‘The MLG’ below.


Half Day Training Course

Combines a standard trial flight (30mins) and a full flying lesson with additional detailed introduction to microlight training and covering exercises 1 – 6 of the BMAA Syllabus thoroughly. Includes Temporary Club Membership, landing fess etc.


Day Training Course

Extends the Half Day Training Course to a total of three hours flying with the aim of completing Phase 1 of the BMAA Syllabus exercises 1 – 9b. Includes Temporary Club Membership, landing fees etc.


Training Packages*


Take this 10 hour  ’intro’ as individual lessons or as an intensive week course.  This includes ten two hour flying slots (10 hrs flying) and the ground school as in the Day Course. We include a BMAA Syllabus, Pilots log book and a knee board or map case. Student Club Membership, landing fees, including any circuit training,  all inclusive.

Total  £1,554.00          


The outstanding value ‘Pilot’ course includes the ‘Intro’ plus another 15 hours flying training to meet the 25 hour minimum requirement for the NPPL (Microlight) Licence.  Again the training can be taken as an intensive course or the flying lessons can be booked individually. Also included are the cost of the five multiple choice exam papers to complete your theoretical qualifications. NB. Circuit charges apply after the first ten hours*

Total  £3,822.00          

To upgrade from ‘Intro’                    £2,268.00


Go for GOLD!   The average time taken by NPPL (M) students to get a licence is between 40 and 50 hours. Our ‘Gold’ package has been produced with this in mind, plus a few additional extras to make the deal even sweeter.

40 hours flying training

Personal pilot pack – includes the equipment provided in the ‘Intro’ and ‘Pilot’ course plus extensive Flying Briefing Notes
Five multiple choice exams
Ground School Support including marking and de-briefing on 5 mock multiple choice papers

FREE Club Membership for one year
Circuit charges apply after the first fifteen hours*

 Total    £5,754.00

* Training fees are not re-fundable. In circumstances where a pilot has to discontinue flying due to loss of medical, or for other exceptional reasons, the training credit may be transfered in full to a family member or friend or offered back to KFC for re-sale through the Club. In the latter case 50% of the sale price will be paid out on completition of the sale.


Flying Lessons

A standard flying lesson is booked into a two hour slot, one hour briefing and debriefing and one hour flying: Everything is provided for you. The briefing time and landing fees are all included in the price (circuits as above). After any trial flight, from square one, or following any initial training package continuation training at:

£148.00 per hour



Most students prefer to come for their lesson rain or shine. This gives you the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with your instructor on any of the ground school subjects. We’ve found that this has helped with making more rapid progress with your actual flying training. Long briefings for flight exercises and ground school is always available on an individual basis or as group lectures as published on the Club noticeboard.

Specific booked ground school:      £35   per hour

When flying cancelled due weather:       £52.50  for the two hour booked slot.


Test fees:  £28  includes prep time, invigilation, immediate marking and discussion on any incorrect answers.



We have rooms available and set up for RT training.  Each room has a  computer and they run a software simulation program on which you will be tested flying a route by our Examiner, John Hedges.  You will need practice on this pre test.  Tuition on RT, both for the ground exam and the practical test is charged at the Ground School rates above.

RT final Test:   £85


* After the first ten hours training we will apply airport circuit charges. The take off and landing for any flight is inclusive but additional circuits will be charged at £2.50 to Club members.
** Terms and Conditions apply. Aircraft charge currently from £65.00 per hour in the MLG. Airport circuit charges payable; call for full details.

Club Membership

Student membership fee per annum


Full Club membership fee per annum


Associate Membership per annum – allows other pilots to use the facilities.




Strip Flying Special

A great trip for qualified pilots.  Take a flying tour around local airstrips for some exciting short field experience.

Click here to read about Martins Strip Flying Special

Please call for a quotation.


Instructor Training


Half day, full 4 hours inc. the 1 hr flight, pre flight and post flight briefs, an FIC pre flight brief on one flight exercise, introduction to principles of teaching, mock AFI test and examination of any wrong answers.


Full day, as above plus further tuition on a chosen exercise and second flight with you in the right hand seat as the instructor!


AFIC pre entry test

AFI pre-entry multiple choice test paper,  flight test,  Examiner fee


Full Course

This is the required minimums based on 15 hours flight and 40 hours ground school:


 Full Instructor course detail on request to:


 Become an ‘owner’ – save more money!   The MLG.

Being a part of the Members Lease Group (MLG) will enable you to continue flying when you have a licence.  To buy in to the scheme for a year is £975 and this effectively gives you similar priveledges as being an aircraft owner and buys you hourly flying at just £65 wet (including fuel).  MLG Members also pay a monthly fee of £66 towards hangarage and Membership. The annual Membership is waived and there are no circuit charges at Kemble! You are also exempt from any other cost like insurance and maintenance etc. and can fly any of the aircraft in which you have been check flown at the same low hourly rate.  Duel check flying/training in any of our Members Lease Group aircraft is £115.00 per hour – saving £33 per hour on the standard price. Full details of our Members Lease Group scheme and costs are available in the Members area of this web site or on application.


All prices inclusive of VAT.
Payment: we make no surcharge for the majority of credit card payments.

Gold, Intro and Pilot packages: we invite you to pay by credit card for your personal protection.

Note:  From the BMAA records we know that the average age of individuals taking up microlight flying training is 44 years, that they take on average nearly 54 hours to complete a licence, and, this over a period of 1.9 years! Choosing a package and flying with some continuity will normally shorten this time considerably.

All charges may be subject to change without notice