...at Blackpool airport. There are several private schools who will give you a 1 hour taster lesson for around £145. I sat beside the instructor and swerved the plane around the sky for an hour then lined it up with the runway. The amazing thing was how sensitive and light the controls were - you could feel the air pushing against the flaps and you could make the plane react with only the gentlest pressure. We didn't crash, in fact I felt pretty relaxed and enjoyed the whole experience. Got another flight booked for June because my wife and I had both secretly booked the same treat for each other's birthday! The other amazing thing was how much you see from 2000 ft that you hadn't imagined existed, even in an area you thought you knew pretty well.