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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

First Solo!!!

Congratulations to our student David, who flew his first solo circuit today!David has elected to carry out his training in our 160hp PA28, G-BMUZ. Today he initially flew with instructor Laurance, to demonstrate his abilities in the circuit. In the soaring temperatures, David and Laurance took to the skies and David remained cool and calm - despite the 35 degrees outside!After demonstrating several tidy circuits, David was soon advised to drop off his instructor.

July 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Jet MASTERCLASS Open Evening – Monday 29 July from 5pm

Our friends at Jet MASTERCLASS are hosting an Open Evening on Monday 29th July 2019. This free event is open to Redhill Aviation students who are considering an airline career and will take place at the Jet MASTERCLASS training facility, 18 Lloyds Court, Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9QX, from 5pm on Monday 29th July 2019.Jet MASTERCLASS are a UK-based EASA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) specialising in high quality, customer-focussed training, offering APS MCC, or MCC/JOC training, plus TRE ...

July 25, 2019 12:00 am

14 Year Old Student's First Circuits – With Video!

Our 14 year old student, Phillip, had his first taste of flying circuits today. Circuit training is generally a very intensive part of the course and Phillip has kindly shared a video of his experience. Phillip describes the lesson in his own words below:"This is the fifth time I’ve flown and I was very excited when I heard that I was going to be doing circuits for the first time.

July 15, 2019 12:00 am

Successful ME-IR Renewal!

Congratulations to Tom, who successfully renewed his Multi-Engine Instrument Rating with us today. He flew with our in-house Examiner, Jill. Tom is one of many pilots who have recently joined us in order to either renew or revalidate their ME-IRs. All training is carried out in our recently refurbished PA34-220T Seneca, which is also available for hire to approved members.Congratulations Captain!

July 14, 2019 12:00 am

Successful PPL Skills Test Pass!!!

Congratulations to our student Luc who successfully passed his PPL Skills Test today!Luc first began his training with us a few years ago and has been juggling many other commitments whilst learning to fly. He has been training in our Cessna 152s and today flew G-BGFX with our in-house examiner, Laurance.Below, Luc talks about his training journey in his own words:"Since I began my PPL in 2017 I have been in full time employment working for an aircraft maintenance company in West Sussex, al...

July 13, 2019 12:00 am

Conquering a fear of flying – Part 2

Followers of our blog will remember the story of Laura, who contacted us to ask for help with her fear of flying. If you missed the article, it can be found here.Laura had hoped to try flying with instructor Laurance a few days ago but the strong winds made it an unsuitable day for her first flight in a light aircraft, so instead Laurance and Laura spent time briefing about what to expect on her first flight with us. Laurance also explained all the different sights and sounds Laura had previousl...

June 19, 2019 12:00 am

Conquering a fear of flying!

Late yesterday evening we received an email from Laura, asking whether we might be able to help her conquer a deep-rooted fear of flying. In her email Laura explained that although she sometimes does fly commercially on large aircraft, she finds the experience very distressing - to the point that she frequently has nightmares about flying.Rather than reply by email to this enquiry, one of our friendly Ops team gave Laura a call to find out a little more, and work out how best we could assist her...

June 11, 2019 12:00 am

Our 5 year anniversary!

Redhill Aviation is today celebrating its 5th anniversary under new management!Redhill Aviation was first established in 1984 and is the longest-established and largest flying school at Redhill Aviation. In 2014 the business changed hands although the founders, Jill and Islam, still remain very involved - indeed Islam is still our Head of Training.Today, Redhill Aviation is busier than ever and we are delighted to share in the successes of our students and be a part of their journey. We hav...

June 11, 2019 12:00 am

First Solo Success!!

HUGE congratulations to our student Geamverly who successfully flew her first solo circuit today.A great achievement - Congratulations Captain! 

June 1, 2019 12:00 am