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First Solo!

After a few days of good weather we have managed to finally get some flying done! Under the instruction of... View Article

March 23, 2020 11:00 am

First Solo

A huge congratulations to our student Lewis who today was sent solo by our instructor Ken, to complete his first... View Article

February 5, 2020 5:20 pm

Another First Solo!

A huge congratulations to our PPL student Nathan, who has just completed his first solo flight. After only 7 hours... View Article

January 8, 2020 3:00 pm

First Solo

Our student Matt completed his first solo circuit today after only 2:35 recent training. He has started doing his PPL... View Article

January 4, 2020 11:30 am

First Solo (with an engine)!!!

Congratulations to our student Marc, who flew his first solo circuit today!Marc is an experienced glider pilot who would now like to broaden his flying experience to included touring without the aid of thermals and other atmospheric phenomena, which assist the modern glider pilot.Marc is learning in our Cessna 152s and achieved his first powered solo flight this afternoon on the challenging Runway 18 after approximately 5 hours of powered flight.Marc passed three of the written exams, plus passe...

August 30, 2019 12:00 am

My First "Buddy" Flight

The following article describes one of our PPL member's first experience as a "Buddy" - joining another qualified pilot on a trip to share the pleasures of flying and for each to benefit from the other pilot's experience.We hope this might encourage others to expand their horizons and fly further afield with little added cost..."I’ve never been the sort of person to mingle very much. Not one for parties and never consciously networked a day in my life. In fact it&rsq...

August 14, 2019 12:00 am

Successful Qualifying Cross Country Flight!!!

Congratulations to our student Zoltan who successfully completed his solo Qualifying Cross Country Flight today!For the QXC, students must fly a minimum of 150NM solo and land at two other airfields before returning to Redhill. Today Zoltan flew our Cessna 152, G-BOYL, and his route took him from Redhill to Earls Colne - his first landing destination. After landing safely on the grass runway 24 at Earls Colne and enjoying a well deserved cup of tea, Zoltan then set off for his next destinat...

August 13, 2019 12:00 am

Successful CPL Skills Test Pass!!!!

HUGE congratulations to our student Robert, who successfully achieved a first time pass for his Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL) Skills Test!Robert began his CPL training with us just four weeks ago - for a structured and intensive course with our CPL instructor, Laurance.The CPL test must be completed on a "complex" aircraft. This means that it must have both retractable gear and a variable pitch propeller. Our Piper Arrow G-EDVL fits the bill perfectly and makes a great platform ...

August 5, 2019 12:00 am