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The School

Adventure Flight Limited offer a range of Microlight Training Packages through Sportflight Scotland, who have been operating for 10 years; providing both weightshift and 3 axis microlight options.

The school was founded by chief flying instructor and examiner, Colin MacKinnon, who has a passion for the real, back to basics fun flying that Microlights offer the sport and recreational pilot. He has years of experience both flying and teaching in microlights and has carried out some pretty intrepid flights, including crossing the United States Coast to Coast in a Mainair microlight shortly after gaining his license! He wrote a book about his exploits which is available from the club at Strathaven.

On offer, is everything from trial flights to full NPPL and Group A to microlight conversion training, as well as the opportunity to visit some of Scotland's most scenic locations by air such as the Isle of Bute and Loch Lomond.

Great flying tucked away at a little grass airfield in the heart of the Lanakshire countryside.

The Ikarus C42

The Ikarus C42 offers the pilot the economy and versatility of the microlight with their superb short / rough field and climb performance whilst providing the comfort and refinement of any traditional Group A aeroplane.

The Ikarus C42 is a state of the art, high-tech ultralight aircraft, developed in Germany by the COMCO-IKARUS company. It offers a unique combination of innovative technology and simplicity, creating unequalled value and performance in a personal recreational aircraft.

Combining the best of traditional aircraft design and modern materials the airframe is of aircraft-grade aluminium with a composite cabin and fuselage shell. High strength Kevlar/Mylar/Polyester laminate covers all of the flying surfaces.

The Ikarus C42's light wing loading and high lift flaps make for safe approach speeds and remarkably easy landings.

The comfortable cabin is wider than a Cessna 182 and ergonomically designed for ease of pilot/passenger access through dual clamshell doors. 

It is powered by the highly regarded and trusted Rotax 912 four cylinder engine which provides 80 hp - more than ample for the light weight Ikarus which weighs just a shade over 250kg empty and can carry two pilots and enough fuel for a range of over 300nm.

It can cruise at 100mph, climb at 1200 ft per minute and handle even the roughest of short grass strips.

The Ikarus is a sporty, versatile and very capable aeroplane, allowing you the freedom to land just about anywhere and the ability to tour the countryside at a pace that allows plenty of time to take in the sights whilst still covering plenty of ground. 

This machine would be the obvious choice for PPL/A holders looking to convert easily to a more affordable form of aviation without sacrificing any of the capability they enjoy with traditional aircraft.

Superb and great fun!

The Pegasus Quantum

If you're looking for something different, then learning to fly the Pegasus Quantum will not disappoint  - it is known as the 'motorbike of the skies' and really provides a true back to basics flying experience that is as close to feeling like a bird as it is possible to get in any powered aircraft.

The Pegasus Quantum embodies all the core values for which Pegasus Aviation has become internationally renowned: design innovation, engineering excellence, superb build quality, a definite sense of style, unequalled comfort and most important of all - peerless flying characteristics.

The Quantum exceeds the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority's BCAR Section S, the toughest microlight certification programme in the world. The 600+ Quantums sold so far have been flight tested in some of the most extreme conditions and have returned an outstanding safety record – a comforting thought when you take to the air.

The School's microlights are meticulously maintained, including factory wing services and implementation of factory-issued modifications which now allow a maximum pilot weight of 110kgs.

It is fitted with a Lynx intercom system and an Icom airband radio.

Fantastic fun with your head out in the wind! 

The Location

Strathaven Airfield is located just South of Glasgow and West of Prestwick, not far from East Kilbride. It is a well established field and is in fact one of the oldest in West Central Scotland

There is an annual fly in in conjunction with the Strathaven Balloon Festival which is always a popular event. The airfield is also used by a number of paramotor pilots, aeromodellers and the local Air Cadets.

The airfield consists of a 560m long east / west grass runway and two 250m crosswind runways. There is a small model aircraft runway at the far end of the field. The club house has just been extensively refurbished and work is continuing around the field with plans to build a large, new hanger which will incorporate shower facilities for those choosing to use the on-sight accommodation or camp on the field.

Local Area:

South Lanakshire is a varied and attractive area that stretches from Glasgow's suburbs to the open moorland of the Leadhills via the lush and beautiful Clyde River valley.

There are plenty of places of interest in the area; from the villages and pubs of the Clyde Valley and the impressive falls of Clyde, to the historic attractions of Bothwell castle and the meandering nature trails set in the 500 acres of beautiful woodland that makes up Chatelherault Country Park.

Further afield, the west coast of Scotland and the Isles are within an hour's flight from Strathaven, as well as Loch Lomond and the beauty of the Trossachs National Park being within easy reach by car.

Ciick on the links below for more information on the area:


On sight accommodation is available in a well appointed 6 berth caravan with bathroom and master bedroom en-suite as well as living room and kitchen and further twin bedroom, at very good rates:

£225 per week low season

£250 per week mid season April, May and June

£300 high season during July and August

In the wider area there is a good choice of accommodation within easy reach of the airfield including the Best Western Strathaven hotel in the market town itself:

Also within easy reach is the lovely Craigend Farmhouse B & B that offers a peaceful and secluded retreat to come back to and relax at the end of a long day's flying:

Other options are available in Strathaven itself.


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