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 […]

25 Years for Victoria

A huge thank you to our fantastic Operations Manager, Victoria, who has worked at Earls Colne Airfield for 25 years! She started off as a volunteer (not knowing anything about aviation!) but soon became a very important part of the team. Some of Vic’s highlights include watching people come through the door, take their first […]

First solo flight with Matthew Pike

We caught up with one of our student pilots, Matthew Pike, who recently completed his first solo flight. 1. Tell us a bit about how / why you got into aviation. I first had a trial lesson gifted to me for my 14th birthday by my parents. After about an hour and a half of […]

Summer Giveaway

Giveaway time! To celebrate being voted the best airfield in Earls Colne for 30 years running, we are giving you the chance to WIN a one hour trial flight in a 2 seater aircraft from Earls Colne Airfield. Perfect for those who want to try a new experience, or to kick off those PPL hours! […]

The Harvard turns 80!

Happy 80th Birthday to the T6! We had a fantastic time celebrating the Harvard’s 80th birthday with a selection of classic World War 2 vehicles. There was even a cake to mark the occasion! To give a little history on the Harvard, the aircraft was built in 1942 for the USAAF as an AT-6C-NT Texan. […]

All New ‘Top Gun’ Experience

All new ‘Top Gun’ dog fight experience! Seek out one of the Robin aircraft and experience a variety of thrilling attack formations in the Firefly. This flight can be taken by student pilots, PPL holders or someone who just wants to have the experience. A go-pro will be fitted in the cockpit of the Firefly […]

Interview with Jack Lister

We had a chat with Jack Lister who passed his skill test with us last month. 1. What’s the best piece of PPL advice you’ve received? Early on in my training I was told to not leave the theory until the last minute and I think that’s great advice. Not only does the theory compliment […]

Celebrating Achievements

There has been reason to celebrate recently, with lots of our students reaching milestones in their PPL journey. A big congratulations to Rob Arzon, Simon Richards and Carl Thomas who are our most recent students to pass their PPL Skill Tests. Happy flying! If you would like to get your PPL but are unsure where […]

Interview with John Fitch

One of our student pilots, John, tells us a little bit more about his PPL experience so far! When and why did you start your PPL? I started back in May of 2019 but it wasn’t actually planned, I woke up one morning and just felt my life was missing some excitement and I needed […]