Welcome to Swift Light Flight – Microlight Training and Experience Flights

Swift Light Flight is a Microlight Flight Training School and Club based at Shobdon Airfield, set in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire. Whether it’s flight training you are looking for, or an exciting air experience flight for yourself or as a gift, look no further than Swift Light Flight!

Shobdon is a relaxed and friendly place to learn to fly and we welcome aspiring microlight pilots. The airfield is sufficiently busy with all types of aviation to give our students an appreciation of larger, more procedural airfields, but don’t worry – we won’t drop you in the deep end! We specialise in taking new students and showing them the delights of learning to fly, and gradually you will become more and more proficient until the day we wave you off on your own.

Firstly, for a description of microlight aircraft, go here. We give lessons and experience flights in both fixed wing and flexwing microlight aircraft

We deliver Pilot Training to a very high standard complying with the Microlight Training Syllabus for the National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL).  We welcome student pilots who have never flown before. For experienced pilots, we offer Type Conversions, Differences Training, Advanced Courses and Pilot Revalidation, with safety being a high priority in all microlight training. We currently offer training on fixed wing Ikarus C42b, Thruster T600N and flexwing P&M Quik GT 450 912S aircraft – see here

Courses are tailored to our student’s needs and abilities. We train aspiring pilots according to the NPPL (M) training syllabus provided by the BMAA and approved by the CAA – see details here. Accommodation is available on site with a café and bar. We can provide a complete NPPL (M) licence training course on fixed wing or flexwing aircraft,  as well as training package offers, including accommodation.

Book an exciting experience flight today for yourself or a friend and start your new life in the air – go to our Gift Voucher page here. The time you spend with us on your experience flight can go towards the total hours required for your licence.

To help keep the cost of microlight flying to a minimum, Swift Light Flight has a number of syndicate aircraft options, so you can fly as soon as you have your licence – go to our Contact Us page here to make enquiries.

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Contact Us

How to contact Swift Light Flight at Shobdon Airfield.


07973 859756 (STEVE EYERS)  OR

07976 637735 (STEVE HANNAFORD)

We’re often flying so if you can’t get through, please do leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


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