Interview with Rafferty Bradford

We caught up with Rafferty, who recently passed his skills test with us! How did you get into flying? I’ve always wanted to be a pilot ever since I was a little boy. Growing up, my mum was an air stewardess for Virgin Atlantic. I spent a lot of time on aircraft going to loads […]

Pizza Evening

We had a fantastic pizza evening last week hosted by Nigel & Debs, on the topic of ‘understanding the weather for flight planning’. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Top Gun Experience Giveaway (closed)

This giveaway is now closed. Win the ultimate ‘top gun’ flying experience for 2! One of you will experience the thrill of air combat manoeuvres first hand in our T67M260 Firefly, even taking the controls of this fully aerobatic aircraft. The other can observe the fun from the “target” aircraft, experiencing some close formation flying […]

Interview with Amina Waheed

We recently caught up with Amina, who is progressing extremely well through the PPL course having just completed her first solo.   How did you feel whilst flying solo? It was a truly thrilling experience! The initial apprehension quickly wore off once I started following procedures and checklists I had practised several times before with […]

Ella’s Flying Journey

Ella has just started her flying journey with us (at the age of 14!) and has completed 3 hours training so far.   What made you want to get your PPL? It would be great to fly with my Dad and I like the freedom of being able to fly where I want to. Is […]

Cold Weather

We have been experiencing some very cold weather at the airfield, with snow and ice preventing us from doing much flying! Whilst this has made for some lovely views, we are very much looking forward to resuming lessons as normal when the runway is clear. As you can see, Kevin is not too happy about […]

Interview with Mihai Ursan

How did you first get into aviation?  My first experience in aviation was when I joined the local air cadet squadron at the age of 12. At the start we learned a lot about flying and were introduced to the idea that you can actually become a pilot and fly planes yourself and after that […]

Recent Review

Dean Warriner, who recently gained his PPL with us, left this fantastic review: “I visited 2 other schools before deciding Earls Colne was the best place to teach me how to fly. With my first flight in April 22 and my PPL being awarded in July they have been nothing short of superb. A hugely […]

Top Tips from the Head of Training

Some top tips from our Head of Training, Nigel, to help you become an even better pilot! Spend time planning on the ground – never rush into the air. Regrets are more expensive in all respects if already airborne! You’ll never make a nice landing off a bad approach; if it’s going pear-shaped on the […]

Review from a recent student

A lovely review from one of our recent students, Oliver. “I began my PPL journey in April 2021 as it had always been a dream of mine to learn to fly. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and the challenge and purpose it provided me. My fondest memory from my training was my first […]