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New CAA Infringements Process

New CAA Infringements Process

Whilst the majority of UK airspace requires no permission to use, certain areas are controlled, and need permission from Air Traffic Control to enter.  This is to provide co-ordination and safety in high traffic areas, such as around large airports, or dangerous or restricted areas, such as firing ranges. If a pilot ...

UK Air Shows in 2016

UK Air Shows in 2016

We’re incredibly fortunate to have a wide variety of awesome air shows in the UK, with world-renowned teams and aircraft putting on epic aerial displays for the crowds. However, in the wake of the tragic Shoreham air show accident last August, there has been a degree of uncertainty regarding the future of UK ...

A Day in the Life of a Survey Pilot

A Day in the Life of a Survey Pilot

For many of us, what starts as a hobby can very soon become a bit of an obsession - and flying is definitely one of the most addictive! If you begin flying for pleasure, it may not be too long before you find yourself considering a new career in the skies. Luckily, besides simple airline work there are many other ways ...

VIDEO: The Volocopter – A Revolution in Personal Flight?

VIDEO: The Volocopter – A Revolution in Personal Flight?

A little under a month ago, in a field in Germany, a quiet revolution in aviation technology took a giant leap forward... For the past 6 years, the engineering team at E-Volo have been working towards a goal that, until recently, seemed to belong to the realm of science fiction: We were never satisfied with ...

Learn To Fly For Free: Flying Scholarships

Learn To Fly For Free: Flying Scholarships

Ask pilots what they’d like more of in aviation, and it’s a safe bet that “free flying” will be top of the list! Happily, there are a number of incredibly generous organisations that provide exactly that, sponsoring a number of lucky people towards their goals. We explore some of those amazing sponsors here... ...

Which Awesome Aircraft can I Fly on a PPL?

Which Awesome Aircraft can I Fly on a PPL?

Most students and qualified pilots will fly normal training aeroplanes, microlights or helicopters. But it is possible to fly a rather interesting range of aircraft using a standard license….and some of them are very awesome indeed! The Biggest Of Them All At the time of writing, the mighty Antonov AN-2 is the ...

Amazing Things To Do With Your Pilot’s Licence

Amazing Things To Do With Your Pilot’s Licence

Your hard-won private pilot’s license offers some fantastic opportunities to experience the joy of flight, with touring, aerobatics and vintage aircraft often on the ‘to do’ list after qualification. But many new pilots don’t realise there are many other amazing things a PPL can do... Air Racing Air racing has ...

Discover the British Isles from the Skies

Discover the British Isles from the Skies

Top 5 British Landscapes Best Seen from the Air At FlyingLessons.co.uk we’re obsessed with finding the most exciting places to fly. With so many great flying schools around the UK, it can be tough to choose just one – so it’s worth considering the scenery. An amazing view can elevate a flying lesson from a great ...

A Fond Farewell to TreatMe Experience Days

A Fond Farewell to TreatMe Experience Days

We were saddened to hear the news this week that our friends at TreatMe.co.uk have taken the decision to cease trading and will no longer be selling experience vouchers as of today, the 28th of October 2015. TreatMe have been one of the leading vendors of flying lesson vouchers in the UK, and we have been proud to ...

Record Breakers: Amazing Aviation

Record Breakers: Amazing Aviation

Amazing Aviation Records of Today Mention the words “aviation world record” to someone, and it’s likely to conjure up images of intrepid pioneers from aviation’s early days, bravely trailblazing achievements on their own, in fragile and untested aircraft, or of modern aviators in hi-tech experimental prototypes, ...

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