It’s summer, the sun shines, the beach is calling you, and you are wondering where to spend a lovely weekend away. Worry no more! Wingly has got you covered. Hop on a private plane for a breathtaking flying experience to the Isle of Wight. After exploring Alderney and Le Touquet, here are our 10 tips to enjoy your flying experience to the UK’s most beautiful island.
1 – Take your camera
This might sound fairly simple, but you will fly over beautiful landscapes that you will not want to miss: Portsmouth, it’s harbour and the famous Spinnaker Tower, as well as the Needles. So make sure to pack your camera to immortalise this magical flying experience.
2 – Take your sunscreen
The Wingly excursion flight is the perfect way to discover and enjoy new places. Do take your sunscreen along, and go lie on Yaverland Beach, in Bembridge. Now you can leave all stress behind and simply relax.
3 – Plan a refuel stop at the Propeller Inn
Of course you are not going to roast all day long in the sun. A successful flying experience also needs a good refuel stop. For this, check out the Propeller Inn in Bembridge. Located right next to the airport, it is the perfect place to have lunch.
4 – Discover 150 years of saving lives
In Bembridge, there is a 150-year old tradition of sea rescue. The latest in date regards a little girl on an inflatable swan. Discover this fascinating universe and visit the Bembridge Lifeboat Station.
5 – Don’t forget small change for ice cream
We have been writing a lot about things to do in Bembridge, but Wingly also offers flying experiences to Sandown. And what’s better than to start your tour of the island with a gourmet stop at Muzzas? Probably the best ice cream parlour in Sandown! And certainly the cheapest. Oh, and make sure to order their Mr. Whippy ice cream.
6 – Explore the rain forest
Yes, without leaving the UK! In Sandown you can top your beautiful flying experience with a tour in the rain forest. The Amazon World Zoo Park will amaze both children and adults.
7 – Visit the Jurassic Park of the Isle of Wight
You loved the movie and would love to meet those terrifying giants face to face? Then, your chance is in Sandown: do visit the Dinosaur Isle for a chilling experience.
8 – Take your sunglasses, an umbrella, and your golf club
What’s better than lying on the beach after a cultural visit at the museum? Maybe a romantic stroll on a beautiful pier? In Sandown you can do both! Enjoy the Isle of Wight’s finest and most recognised beach, Sandown Beach, which is just miles of golden sand crowned by Sandown’s pleasure pier. There you will find lovely cafes, souvenir shops and even a crazy golf course!
9 – Save time for History
Did you know that the Isle of Wight served as a retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert? They spent time away in Osborne House: a beautiful place to visit if you want to dive back into Victorian ages. It may be a bit far from Bembridge and Sandown, but if you plan your day well, you can manage there back and forth in the afternoon. Trust us, it’s worth the drive.
10 – Book your next flight on Wingly
If you have enjoyed your flying experience to the Isle of Wight, make sure to book a sightseeing tour or a scenic experience on Wingly. The magic starts here.
Have you already flown to the Isle of Wight? Comment below what your best experience was.