How do I search for a flight?
- When you visit our website, you will first see our homepage. Where it says 'Where do you fly from?', type your hometown/location you wish to fly from (e.g. London), and select the location from the drop-down menu which will appear.
Once you have searched a location, you will be presented with a list of all the flights offered by pilots in both close-by and surrounding airfields. From here, it is possible to filter your search to find more specific flights.
There are a number of ways you can filter flights:
Sightseeing - local flights, usually lasting between 1-2 hours, departing from and returning to the same airfield.
Excursion - usually a day trip or weekend trip, departing from and returning to the same airfield after a stop-off in a destination of interest.
One-way - travel from one point to another, departing from one airfield and landing at a different airfield.
By number of passengers:
Most of our flights are for between 1-3 passengers, however, some of our bigger aircraft and helicopter flights can take up to 5 passengers.
Little tip! The more flexible you are, the better! Flights in light aircraft are very sensitive to weather conditions, so can sometimes be subject to rearrangement if the weather is adverse.
Use the slider to set a minimum and maximum price for your flight experience. Prices vary depending on the type of aircraft and length of the route.
This is the fun part! Scroll to explore all the amazing places you can discover and see from above when flying from airfields near you. By aircraft:
- Aeroplane - can seat between 1-4 passengers
- Helicopter - can seat up to 5 passengers, and are authorised to fly over controlled airspace such as London, or mountain ranges in the Alps
You can also organise the results to see flights which are more relevant to you. Sort results by:
- Best match
- Distance from the airfield
- Price (low to high or high to low)
Finally, to make things easier, you can use the map to navigate and visually see where all our airfields are located, as well as where our pilots are flying to.
dark blue are airfields that you can
take off from
are destinations you can visit, either for a sightseeing flight or excursion.
Once you have found the flight of your dreams, it's time to book it! Take a look at our Helpdesk article "How do I book and pay for a flight?" for more informationWingly is not an airline but a platform for connecting private pilots offering vacant seats with passengers curious to discover the Earth from the sky so that they can share the cost of the flight together. Wingly's main ambition is to allow as many people as possible to discover the joys of light aviation. However, the latter is subject to many constraints such as the weather, the availability of the aircraft or the mechanical training of the aircraft. Constraints that can lead to postponements or cancellations of flights.If you have any problems, we encourage you to contact us directly at email@example.com or by phone on +44 1905 57 0566. We are available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30 (GMT). Outside of these hours, a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.
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