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If you’ve never tried Light Aircraft trip before, you might imagine that it’s a lot like flying in a normal airplane… Well, let me tell you it isn’t. Actually, it is a completely different experience because you’re not just a passenger anymore since you’re so close to the commands that you feel you’re in control.
When sitting right next to the pilot, he explains to you everything he does and why he does it, meaning a much closer and more exciting experience. Here, you’ll also have the chance to make incredible tours to places that you want to know more closely but that might not be possible otherwise, either because of the terrain’s difficulty or because of some physical condition. This is a magnificent experience that will take you to know the most beautiful tourist paradises while flying in the air in a very different way.
What is it like to fly in a light aircraft?
There are many doubts about flying in a light aircraft, in many cases, people see it as unsafe and so they hesitate to do it. However, flying in a light aircraft with professionals does not have to be dangerous. To help you understand why let us tell you how it works.
Before getting into the plane, the pilot will show you the most important elements and give you some quick notions on how it is possible for it to float with such ease. once you’re in the air and take off, the instructions continue.
As you will only be 3 people at the most (besides the pilot), all the instructions will be exclusive for you. You’ll be the stars of this adventure! Meaning you’ll be able to live this unique experience next to your partner, your family, your friends or whoever you want.
Once you are sitting in the flight booth you will see how the pilot operates the controls right in front of you. After accelerating down the tracks and reaching a certain height, take the opportunity to look down. You will not have any more doubt on trying a light aircraft trip and it will look like anything you’ve tried before.
Is it safe to fly in a plane?
Taking into account what we have told you before, where a professional pilot is in charge of explaining you every step he takes and why he takes it, flying in a light aircraft is quite safe. In fact, it is much safer than travelling by car. So if most of us drive almost every day without fear, why not experience what it is like to try a light aircraft trip at least once in our lives?
Here you will be in the hands of pilots with more than 2500 hours of flight time and who will try to do their best to ensure that you have the best experience. You don’t have to worry about anything, but enjoying yourself while you are in the middle of the clouds, flying at the height of the birds.
How much does it cost to fly in a light aircraft?
In Spain, a flight in a light aircraft usually costs about 35 euros. A price we consider quite economical considering the type of experience it is.
Flying above some of the most beautiful landscapes for just that price? …Saying you have flown over Aragon, travelled over Jaca and enjoyed the most privileged views of the Aragonese Pyrenees from the air? This is actually a flight in a light aircraft that is as worthwhile in the winter, to see all the snow-covered Pyrenees; as in the spring/summer in order to admire the landscape in all its splendour.
Wherever you decide to fly, the advantage of any of these routes is that you can personalize them by choosing the duration (from 15 to 90 minutes) and the route that most attracts your attention.
What to wear?
Bearing in mind that you will be inside the plane, there will be no sudden temperature changes. However, it is recommended that you wear light clothes that are not too tight and are easy to remove because space is limited inside the plane. Also, don’t forget to take the most necessary garment nowadays: the mask.
What do I do if I get dizzy?
With so much adrenaline in your body and being a small plane, it is possible that you feel a little more movement and might get dizzy. Don’t worry, it’s nothing to worry about. In case you feel sick, try to look at the horizon, control your breathing and don’t eat too much before getting on the plane.
If you’re still dizzy anyway, don’t be embarrassed! Pilots know this is common and as we said before, they will try to make your trip as comfortable as possible, adapting to you and taking these things into account as well.
Can children fly in a light aircraft?
Yes, children can also fly in a light aircraft! The only thing you have to keep in mind is that they may be more likely to suffer from dizziness or ear plugging when taking off or landing. Believe it or not, a good trick to lessen the discomfort is to chew gum, so you might want to take some with you.
If what worries you is boredom, don’t worry because kids are typically left speechless with those type of views above their feet.
So now that you know all this, what are you waiting for?
It’s time to dare to live new experiences, to venture! Be it alone or in with some company, the views of the most beautiful places and the adrenaline of being in the air with so few people will be one of the best experiences of your life for sure!