Training

The Training directory aims to provide a list of organisations providing Aerobatic Flight Training specifically to competition standards. It is not intended as a general flight training directory, although where indicated, an organisation may be also offer all the training required to gain your PPL, before entering your first contest.

Adastral Flying Training

  • Location/airfield: North Weald Airfield, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6JA
  • Telephone: 01206 390329 / 07712 864413
  • EmailInfo@AdastralFlying.com
  • Types of instruction offered: Aerobatic training for ab-initio to competition level aerobatics. Aerobatic experience flight and joy rides available
  • Aircraft: Extra 200
  • Comments: Adastral Flying is a specialist Aerobatic Training School.  All of our instructors have several years of aerobatic competition experience

Advanced Flying (London) Ltd

  • Location/airfield: Fairoaks Airport, Surrey
  • Telephone: 01737 271014 / 07710 411824
  • Emailbookings@advancedflying.co.uk
  • Instructors: Darren Audet
  • Instruction offered: Types of instruction offered: Unique structured aerobatics courses including competition courses, AOPA basic and standard Aerobatic courses, tail-wheel training, advanced spinning courses, PPL / SEP revalidations, formation and fighter combat courses. All taught according to a new 'flying the wing' philosophy with written debriefs and course materials provided
  • Aircraft: Pitts S-2C
  • Comments: Focused Advanced Flying school. Darren Audet is a military educated and trained professional pilot with first time success on the competition aerobatic circuit. Additionally, he has 10,000 hours of widespread operational military and civil piloting experience. And we sell pilots shoes too!

Altered Attitude Aerobatics

  • Location/airfield: Shobdon Airfield, Herefordshire
  • Telephone: 01544 260250, Mobile: 07990 586469
  • Emailpaul@alteredattitude.co.uk
  • Instructors: Paul Stanley
  • Instruction offered: Trial lessons come in three popular lengths, a 20 minute taster, or a more intense 30 minute session in which the student will get to fly an aerobatic manoeuvre and 40 minutes of learning the basics of controlling the aeroplane followed by a short aerobatic experience
  • Aircraft: Pitts S-2A

Booker Gliding Club

  • Location/airfield: Wycombe Air Park. Marlow, Bucks. SL7 3DP
  • Telephone: 01494 442501 / 529263
  • Types of instruction offered: BGA/BAeA Badges, training for Beginners to Advanced levels (Ab-initio, Basic AOPA, or / and competition training to BEG / STD / INT / ADV / UNL)
  • Aircraft available: 3 x K13s. 2 x ASK21s, 1 x Lunak
  • Instructors: Graham Saw, Emily Todd
  • Comment: Graham has been instructing and competition flying since the 1970's (power & gliders). Booker run basic aerobatic courses each winter and coach individuals for glider competitions during the summer

British Aerobatic Academy Ltd

  • Location/airfield: Bourne Airfield, Cambridge, CB23 2TQ
  • Telephone: 07712 864413
  • Aircraft available: Extra 200 (G-EEEK)
  • Instructors: Adrian Willis

Cornwall Flying Club

  • Location/airfield: Bodmin Airfield, Cornwall
  • Telephone: 01208 821419 / 07803 128000
  • Fax: 01208 821711
  • Emailfly@cornwallflyingclub.com
  • Instructors: Howard Fawkes - A129/06
  • Instruction offered: Ab-Initio, basic AOPA and competition @ Beginners/Standard levels, formation
  • Aircraft: Robin 2160 - or your aircraft

Cotswold Flying School Ltd

  • Location/airfield: Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 6BA
  • Telephone: 01285 610 610 / 07799 608 367
  • EmailInfo@cotswoldflyingschool.com
  • Types of instruction offered: Aerobatic training for Basic AOPA Aerobatics. Aerobatic experience flight and Loop experience available
  • Aircraft: Pitts S-2A and Cessna 150 Aerobat
  • Comments: Cotswold Flying School is an ab-intio PPL and LAPL ATO and AOPA Corporate member. Our instructors have tens of thousands of hours military jet and airlines, and are aerobatic competition winners highly experienced
  • instructors. Flights can be short 30 min tasters or full 8 hour AOPA BasicAerobatic Course.

Flights and Dreams Ltd

  • Location/airfield: Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire
  • Telephone: Richard Rogers: 07798 573705 or 07986 828449
  • Emailenquiries@flightsanddreams.co.uk 
  • Instructors: Richard Rogers
  • Instruction offered: Ab-initio, Basic AOPA, or / and competition training to BEG / STD / INT
  • Aircraft: 1 Pitts Special S2C
  • Comments: We provide high quality aerobatic instruction in the friendly and relaxed environment of a club airfield

Freestyle Aviation

  • Location/airfield: White Waltham, Berkshire
  • Telephone: 01628 637732
  • Fax: 01628 777083
  • EmailACCassidy@aol.com
  • Types of instruction offered: Aerobatic contest preparation, Beginners to Unlimited, dual and ground critique
  • Types and number of Aircraft available: Pitts S2A, Qty 1. Beginners to Intermediate. Extra-300, Qty 1. Advanced and Unlimited
  • Comments: For training arrangements, prices etc, see the website

The Flying Organisation Limited

  • Location/airfield: White Waltham Airfield, Berkshire
  • Mobile: 07739 555203
  • Emailrob@aerobaticdisplays.co.uk
  • Instructor: Rob Howarth
  • Types of instruction offered: Aerobatic training for beginners up to advanced level
  • Comments: Ground critique, training camps and flight instruction given

Gloucester/Cheltenham Flying Club (MAX GARDNER)

  • Location/airfield: Gloucester (Staverton) Airport 
  • Telephone: 01452 857153 Day, 01453 834673 (eve) also 01752 561392
  • Types of instruction offered: Ab-Initio, Basic AOPA, Competition preparation to Beginners & Standard
  • Types and number of Aircraft available: Cessna C152 Qty 1,. Beginners to Standard. Robin 2160 Qty 1 Beginners to Standard.
  • Comments: Max Gardner has instructed since 1990 and been a Standard Level competitor since 1993. He has won the Cessna trophy 2 years running, and has over 400 hours Aerobatic Training

Klingair Ltd

  • Location/airfield: Peterborough Conington Airfield
  • Telephone: 01487 832022
  • Fax: 01487 832614
  • Email:  Klingair@compuserve.com
  • Types of instruction offered: AOPA Certificate, Aerobatic contest preparation, Beginners to Standard
  • Type of Aircraft available: Cessna C152 Qty 1,. Beginners to Standard
  • Comments: QFI, Gavin Forrest has over 7,500+ hrs TT. 310 hours teaching AOPA Aerobatic syllabus, and was 1997 C152 Champion and winner of the Cessna Trophy at Standard Level

Lasham Gliding Society

  • Location/airfield: Lasham Airfield
  • Telephone: 01256 384900
  • Fax:  01256 384901
  • Emailoffice@lasham.org.uk
  • Types of instruction offered: BGA/BAeA Aerobatics Badge, Glider Aerobatic contest preparation, Sports to Advanced
  • Types and number of aircraft available: Glider types: K21, DG1000

Pitts Aerobatic Training Ltd. (Part of Leicester Aero Club)

  • Location/airfield: Leicester Airport, Gartree Road Leicester, LE2 2FG
  • Telephone: 0116 259 2360
  • Fax:  07801 661114
  • Emailcharleskimbell@hotmail.com
  • Types of instruction offered: Aerobatic competition training, Beginners to Intermediate, dual training, type conversions and competition sign off
  • Types and number of aircraft available: Pitts S2A, Slingsby T67, Beginners to Intermediate
  • Comments: For training arrangements, prices etc, see the website: www.leicesterairport.com

On-Track Aviation Limited

  • Location/airfield: Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome, Warwickshire
  • Telephone : 01789 842777
  • Fax : 01789 842755
  • Emailinfo@ontrackaviation.com
  • Types of instruction offered: AOPA (UK) Aerobatic Courses (Basic and Standard), Aerobatic Rating and Aerobatic Instructor Certificate
  • Aircraft available: Robin 2160, T67 Firefly
  • Comments: A specialised Instructor and Examiner training school offering AOPA Aerobatics Courses, Aerobatic Rating and Aerobatic Instructor training using ex-military instructors with many years of teaching aerobatics and display flying behind them. Our courses are accompanied by a training manual. The text and diagrams within clearly explain each manoeuvre and provide guidance to both the student and instructor alike. Since our formation in 1997 we have developed into a well respected UK CAA / EASA Approved Training Organisation (GBR.0179) and have a reputation amongst students for first class training with above average first time pass rates. For prices and course details see our website

Skyboard Aerobatic

  • Location/airfield: Black Eagle Cottage, Harome, York, YO62 5JF
  • Telephone: 07889 434509
  • Emailtomcassells@outlook.com
  • Types of instruction offered: AOPA & Competition Aerobatics from Beginners to Unlimited
  • Type of Aircraft available: Slingsby T67M200 (Club & Sports), Extra 300/200 (Intermediate & Advanced), Cap 232 (Unlimited)
  • Comments: Coaching and aircraft hire for competion aerobatic from Club through to Unlimited. Coaching by Tom Caasells, three times unlimited champion.

Skyhawk Aerobatics - John Taylor

  • Telephone: 01883 723091 / 0411 747307 / 07711 747307
  • Fax: 01883 723091
  • Emailjt@airmail.demon.co.uk
  • Types of instruction offered: Competition/Formation Aerobatics coaching and Display flying
  • Type of Aircraft available: Extra 300/L, your aircraft, or hired as required
  • Comments: Dual coaching plus critiqued solo from a professional Display pilot

Tiger Airways

  • Location/Airfield: Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham GL51 6SR
  • Telephone: 01452854141
  • Emailmail@tigerairways.co.uk
  • Instruction Offered: Basic AOPA, competition aerobatics (competitions held semi-regularly throughout the year within the flying club), experience flights in modern and vintage aircraft, wingwalking
  • Aircraft: Slingsby T67M MkII, CAP 10C, Stampe SV4C, Boeing Stearman

Ultimate High Academy

  • Location / airfield:  Goodwood, West Sussex
  • Telephone: 01243 913916
  • Emailinfo@ultimatehigh.co.uk
  • Types of instruction offered: Ab-initio, Basic, Standard & Intermediate AOPA. Competition training and coaching to Advanced level. Formation aerobatics. Upset Recovery Training
  • Type of Aircraft available: 1 x Extra 300L, 3 x T67M260 Slingsby Firefly

Gridline Engineering (aka Vectair Flying Club)

  • Location/airfield: Chichester Goodwood Airfield, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PH
  • Telephone: 01234 781652 / 07801068013
  • EmailRHWheeler@aol.com
  • Types of instruction offered: Registered Training Facility for ab-initio and advanced flight training, AOPA Aerobatic Course
  • Types and number of aircraft available: Robin 2160, C-150, PA-28, C-172
  • Comments: Richard Wheeler is a flight examiner with 2000 hours of instructional experience in single engine land type aeroplanes aiming to introduce pilots to the pleasure of aerobatics

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