The Dream of Flight - Flying Experiences Throughout History

The Dream of Flight - Flying Experiences Throughout History

Throughout human history, the dream of flight has fuelled the imagination of millions. Since the days of the ancient Greeks the possibility of flight has been entertained and investigated, and to this day is still being improved and advanced.

The earliest examples of human flight includes experimentations with hot air balloons, and the first manned balloon flight occurred in 1783. Nowadays hot air balloon flights are still popular.

From there, enthusiastic and inspired inventors worked hard to develop something easier to control. The glider became the new craze, and was able to travel longer distances than the balloons beforehand. Click here for gliding experience days.

Until the 1890s, none of these forms of flights had a source of power so they failed to fly as far as was desired. An astronomer called Samuel Langley built the first steam-powered engine for his aerodrome, which inspired the Wright brothers for their own flight attempts.

The most famous names in the history of flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first heavier-than-air flight, and in 1905 they flew the first practical aeroplane. Their commitment to successful personal flight has paved the way for modern flight ever since.

To Infinity and Beyond? Flying Experiences in Modern Times

To Infinity and Beyond? Flying Experiences in Modern Times

The range of different aircrafts available for modern personal flight has expanded rapidly in recent times, and there are all kinds of individual flying experiences for those who want to reach for the sky.

Although humankind may have mastered flight, technological advancements and new discoveries mean that improvements are always being made. With the achievement of space flight, a new world of exploration was opened.

Perhaps someday in the future, commercial space flight will be all the rage. Whilst we can't offer you a trip to the stars just yet, we can help you to reach the clouds with our exciting flying experience days.

Aerobatics has developed out of the desire to push aircraft's to their limits, performing daring feats to the amazement of spectators.

Witnessing aerobatics, or even having an aerobatic experience yourself, is a fantastic way to understand the incredible developments and agility of modern aeroplanes and the fearlessness of their pilots.

Modern RAF training aircrafts have been designed to give the best training to future pilots, testing them to the limits and guaranteeing that they have the skill necessary to master flight like a pro.

For a more accessible experience, many turn to the gyrocopter. Also known as the autogyro or gyroplane, is a sleek and lightweight aircraft that certainly looks unusual. It's similar in size to a glider, and is easy to control.

A gyrocopter flight is a fun and fast way to get to grips with the experience of flying, and many he get into the cockpit of this small plane soon get the bug and become licensed private pilots.

From the First Flight to Your Own Flight

From the First Flight to Your Own Flight

If you fancy the gentle pace and breathtaking views that a balloon flight experience has to offer, then we have a range of beautiful UK locations where you can enjoy ballooning.

This is the perfect opportunity to take a loved one for a memorable day out over the gorgeous British countryside, or even pop the question to that special someone!

If you are more of a thrill seeker, then we have plenty of experience days to raise your pulse high up in the air. Wing walking, aerobatics, and spitfire flying are all excellent flying experiences to exhilarate you.

From flying lessons to a shared flight with a skilled pilot, your spitfire experience or wing walking day in the UK will show you the speed and elation that modern planes have to offer. You'll never want to touch down!

Whatever flying experience day in the UK suits your tastes, you'll soar high above the ground with these incredible inventions that have changed the shape of human history. Enjoy an unforgettable thrill as you take your own flight above the clouds.

Spitfire Flying Experience

Spitfire Flying Experience

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Flying - a Must Have Experience

If you want a taste of the high life, then you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to have your own personal flight.

We have flying experiences to suit all types, whether you want a fast paced spitfire flight or a gentle hot air balloon ride.

A flying experience can also make the perfect gift for a loved one. Flight or plane enthusiasts will love it, as will those who enjoy new experiences and incredible views.

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