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Learn to Fly at Blackpool Airport

Learn to fly

Whether you're looking for a new hobby or the start of your new career, we have a course for you.

Whether you're looking for a new hobby or starting your new career learning to fly is an exciting activity. We can guide you through the process. We have all the details of what to expect here on our website but why not call us or visit our hangar facilities for a chat to our staff.
PPL and CPL training at Blackpool

What to expect

Most lessons are about 40 minutes to an hour with a short briefing before and a debriefing afterwards.

The course takes you through the basic manoeuvres as well as how to navigate and manage aircraft systems.​ There are also some written exams to be taken throughout the course.

PPL and CPL training at Blackpool

Which licence?

There are two types of licence that you can go for, the PPL and the LAPL. Which licence you choose depends on what you want to do with your flying.

Our staff can give you the best guidance on which licence suits you best.

Pleasure Flights and Flight experiences

Try it first

If you would like to fly our modern Diamond DA40 but have previously only flown aircraft with conventional instruments and systems then our Glass Cockpit Introduction course is an ideal place to start.

FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

All of our staff are highly qualified with many years of experience. 

Our ground staff are all pilots so they can guide you through the learning process with first hand experience.

WELL MAINTAINED AIRCRAFT

We have an extensive fleet of aircraft to suit any budget ranging from small two seaters to modern twin engine aircraft with the latest avionics suite.

 

Our aircraft are maintained by our in house to a high standard by our own Engineering department.

NO HIDDEN COSTS

You choose how to pay for your training. Either taking advantage of one of our package deals or pay as you go.

We value transparency in our pricing so you can be guaranteed there will be no hidden costs along the way.

MODERN FACILITIES

Our modern hangar facility offers the best training environment possible with multiple briefing rooms, a lounge and tea making facilities as well as a picnic area and observation deck.

Blackpool airport also has excellent facilities to help you get the most out of your flight training.

Private and Commercial Flight training at Blackpool Airport

ADDITIONAL COURSES

If you are looking to further your aviation knowledge and experience we offer a number of additional courses from night flying to instructor ratings.

Night rating at Blackpool Airport

Night Rating

Fly on into the night and learn how to land the aircraft in the dark.

The night rating consists of 5 hours during which you will fly locally, complete some night navigation and circuits. This will also include some emergency training focusing on problems specific to night flying.

Half day flying lesson at Blackpool

Single Engine Piston

If your Single Engine Piston rating has lapsed or you have completed an integrated flight training course which did not include an SEP then we can complete a tailored training course to revalidate or renew your SEP rating.

IR(R) Flight training at Blackpool Airport

Restricted Instrument Rating

The Restricted Instrument Rating is a short introductory course in how to fly in poorer weather. The 15 hour course begins by teaching you how to fly the basic manoeuvres, such as climbs, descents and turns, by only using the instrument panel and not looking out of the window.

Multi Engine Training (MEP) at Blackpool Airport

Multi Engine Piston

The Multi Engine Piston rating teaches you how to fly an aircraft with two engines. The majority of the course is spent learning how to handle the aircraft safely with one only one engine operating; dealing with the aircraft in what is known as asymmetric.

DA40 Glass Cokpit training at Blackpool Airport

Glass Conversion

If you would like to fly our modern Diamond DA40 but have previously only flown aircraft with conventional instruments and systems then our Glass Cockpit Introduction course is an ideal place to start.

PPL and CPL Flight training

Flight Instructor Rating

The Flight Instructor Rating teaches you how to teach the PPL(A) syllabus to new pilots.
The course will go through the PPL syllabus with the FI Instructor explaining how to teach each lesson. You will then practice at teaching the syllabus to the FI Instructor acting as a dummy student, making various mistakes.

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