France is a beautiful country, sometimes even more beautiful when seen from the air. And we have a great experience for people fond of aviation, especially if you are organizing your incentive or seminar in a great location. If you have a day or half a day, you can get your hands on a plane and learn how to fly. This activity is particularly good as it delivers a great sense of achievement, instantly. This is ideal for groups of up to 10 people. We are able to set this up in most cities in France.
So how does it work? You are welcomed at the airfield by our pilots. You will first follow a briefing reviewing subjects such as aviation dynamics, but also instruments, and the basic controls of how to fly a plane. Then you get into the cockpit where you have another briefing with the pilot, to review the instruments and safety on board. And then it’s magical as you turn the engine on, start taxiing to the runway and gradually push the throttle to full power.
Feel your airplane take-off, bank, turn according to your maneuvers. You are flying the plane. After a few maneuvers you will start your approach and land under the supervision of the pilot instructor. Usually the entire experience takes about 1 hour per person, including 20mn flight. In order to avoid waiting time for the participants we put up 3 or 4 aircrafts at the same time. Also, people not flying themselves can be in the back seat and enjoy the ride.
This is a great experience. Lunch can be organised on site of course if you want to do this in a day. Many people may think that flying small airplanes is quite tricky when it is actually simple. And anyone can take off provided they are under the supervision of a professional pilot. This flying experience becomes even better when flying – for example – over the volcanoes in Auvergne, or along the coast of the Riviera.
Want to know more ? Contact us. Tematis is a corporate event agency in France.