Ravenair offers everybody the opportunity of flight in an aircraft or flight simulator. Trial Lessons are often bought as gifts for relatives or friends for special occasions such as Birthdays, Christmas, Mothers and Fathers Day or Valentine gifts. Our vouchers are also a great introduction for those considering learning to fly for pleasure or professionally as a career. The time taken on your lesson counts towards the hours required for a pilots licence. No prior knowledge is required for this experience.
Gift Vouchers can be purchased over the telephone and they are sent out to an address of your choice via post with information about the lesson. The date can be pre-booked as a surprise or the lucky recipient can book at their own convenience. Trial Lessons are available daily, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
You can choose between the 2 seat Piper Tomahawk or 4 seat Piper Warrior. 30 and 60 Minute durations are available, both come with a pre-flight briefing.
On the day of your flight we recommend that you call us ahead of your appointment to check the weather is suitable. Once you arrive you will be introduced to your flying instructor who will brief you and take you out to the aircraft to familiarise you with the controls. By this time you will have discussed your route with the instructor. Regular favourites are the River Mersey, Liverpool City Centre, The Wirral, North Wales Coast, Football Stadiums, Golf and Horse Racing courses, even your house if we can fly over it en-route!
It is then your turn to take part in the lesson by checking out the aircraft, taxying and helping with the Take-Off and Landing!
Flights in Twin Engine aircraft are also available if you have a larger group that wishes to fly, such flights are operated under our Air Operators Certificate.
All of our aircraft are maintained at our base in fully approved facilities by our own Engineering Team to European Airline Standards. This maintenance is over and above what is required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In addition to this we also re-fuel our own aircraft. These are unique points that only Ravenair offer at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
You are also fully covered by Insurance from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave our premises.