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Take to the skies to witness some of the most amazing views of Scotland’s stunning landscapes. Whether you want to simply take in the scenery from a bird’s eye view or master new skills and become a private pilot, you’ll find that there are great flying schools across many regions offering a range of air-based activities.
If feeling adventurous, you might wish to glide down a mountain or try microlighting across glens and valleys. You can be accompanied by a pilot to show you the sights or, if you are keen to get a bit more hands-on, why not get some tuition from a qualified instructor and take control at the cockpit?
For something a bit more relaxed, without worrying about training or techniques, you might want to float across the skies in a magnificent hot air balloon ride, take in the scenery on a helicopter tour or book a seaplane trip, taking off and landing on the water. Whatever you choose, your airborne experience in Scotland will be unforgettable.
A glider passing over countryside around Portmahomack on the south shore of the Dornoch Firth, Ross & Cromary, Highlands.
A hot air balloon flying near Aviemore with the Cairngorms in the distance.