Win: Take to the skies in our flying competition

PUBLISHED: 11:28 03 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:28 03 April 2015

Win the chance to take controls of a plane in an introductory flying lesson.

Win the chance to take controls of a plane in an introductory flying lesson.


PILOT your own aircraft and learn how to fly, and then the sky's the limit. That's why a 30-minute flying experience from Bristol Flying is the perfect introduction to life in the air.

This week, the Mercury has teamed up with the not-for-profit group to offer an exciting prize opportunity to take the controls of an aircraft in an introductory flying lesson.

Your journey towards a life above the clouds will take off as you enjoy at least 30 minutes in one of these modern aircraft. You’ll get a taste of taxiing, take-off and landing, in an experience not to be missed.

Bristol Flying is a popular flight training facility based at Bristol Airport. The club’s founder and managing director Richard Nightingale has many years of experience as an instructor and pilot.

By creating Bristol Flying, Richard has worked extremely hard to make flying courses accessible to the whole community.

Richard also offers scholarships and subsidised training, with the whole organisation run on a non-profit basis to give everyone an opportunity to be able to learn to fly an aircraft.

Richard told the Mercury: “Bristol Flying is part of the Nightingale Group, which I have been director of for the past 25 years.

“The group is essentially a large family business, employing many hundreds of people across the region.

“We believe the secret of our success has been the support of the local community, which is something that we are always very grateful.

“The group firmly believes in investing in the local community and we are involved in many local and charity projects, offering residents ‘not for profit’ flight training, so they can realise their dreams.”

To be in with a chance of winning the flight – or a runner-up prize of a session in Bristol Flying’s state-of-the-art flight simulator – answer one simple question.

Usual Archant rules apply, the closing date is noon on April 10, and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

Bristol Flying’s terms and conditions can be found at

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