june, 2019

06jun10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedMicro-Light Flying - June 2019A Choice of Two Different Aircrafts10:30 am - 3:00 pm Exodus Airsports, Plaistow Farm Airfield, Chiswell Green Lane, Chiswell Green, St. Albans, Herts, AL2 3NTEvent Type :Microlight Flying

Time

(Thursday) 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Exodus Airsports

Plaistow Farm Airfield, Chiswell Green Lane, Chiswell Green, St. Albans, Herts, AL2 3NT

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Event Details

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Take to the Skies with Sportability
Microlight Flying at St Albans, Herts.
Thursday 6th June 2019

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We are delighted to announce our June date for one of our most popular events – Microlight Flying. We’re working with Rob and Mark at Exodus Airsports – a really enthusiastic couple of guys – who will introduce you to the thrills and excitement of flying on Thursday 6th June.

Exodus Airsports is based at Plaistows Farm Airfield, situated in Chiswell Green, just outside St Albans in Hertfordshire. Just a mile from the M25 and M1, it is very convenient for North London and easily reachable from most parts of the south of England.

Chiswell Green Lane is a narrow country lane and, after a sharp right-hand bend look for the Plaistows Farm sign and entry to the airfield is on the left after the long barn. We’ll meet here at 10.30 am and then [for safety] go across the field in convoy to the clubhouse where you can park up.

Chief Flying Instructor Rob started flying at the age of 10 and has been instructing for more than 20 years. Rob was also multiple World and European Champion and has also been UK Microlight Champion for nine consecutive years until 2014. And now Rob is making flying for even more people with disabilities a reality.

The aircraft you will be flying is Flex-Wing GT450 or QuikGTR Microlight. This aircraft design originates from the early days where an engine was attached to a hang glider. Nowadays they have fantastic performance similar to that of a small fixed wing aircraft. The seating arrangement is front to back and the cockpit is open. Flying suits are worn for extra warmth as well as helmets and headsets. These aircraft are controlled in the same way as a hang glider using weight shift.

Rob and Mark are your fully qualified, experienced instructors who are licensed and registered to operate these aircraft. They’ll be taking you up for an approximate 20 minute flight. During the flight you will take control of the aircraft under their direction.

That’s what we call an Experience!

Flying suits and helmets will be provided and there are no particular dress requirements. But, please, no shorts or sandals. Not for aesthetic reasons, but for safety and comfort.

As said, we’ll meet at the barn area at 10.30 am and then go over to the clubhouse for tea or coffee and a briefing. Then it’s time to kit up for the flying session. And as there will be some waiting around you might want to bring a light lunch or snack.

Note: This is a grass runway airfield and fairly basic. There is a loo at the site BUT this is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, at the roundabout of the nearby A405, North Orbital Road, there is a Shell petrol station. Opposite that is the Mercure Noke Hotel with accessible loos; and just beyond the petrol station is a Starbucks (just off the roundabout) again with a fully accessible loo.

And don’t worry if you have never seen a microlight before, just be ready to be amazed at what you can achieve!

Important Notice: The following health restrictions apply in all cases:

Persons flying should weigh no more than 110kg and not suffer with epilepsy.

The sport will be restricted solely to people within our remit i.e. with some form of paralysis. But, as ever, friends and family are very welcome to come along and watch the fun!

So, to recap: the date and approximate timings for your diary are:

Thursday 6th June – Exodus Airsports at Plaistows Farm Airfield, Chiswell Green near St Albans – 10.30 am for a 11.00 am start until 3.00 pm.

For full directions click here exodus airsports.

Availability is limited so, to avoid disappointment, please contact Valerie or Ann at the office on 020 8959 0089 or email info@sportability.org.uk to book your place right away!

We hope to see you there!

The Sportability Team

Please note: Sportability wishes to point out that the events and activities are operated by established Service Providers. For the purpose of clarification, it should be understood that all participants in the sporting events and activities referred to on our website, in our newsletters or in any written or verbal communication, will be deemed to be clients of the Service Provider, and must adhere to that Service Provider’s Terms and Conditions, instructions and operating procedures.

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