About Us


Established in 1980, and located at Popham Airfield – Hampshire, we believe AirBourne Aviation is the best flying school anywhere in the UK.

Why? It’s simple.!

Aircraft: We operate a fleet of Comco Ikarus C42 aircraft, together with a Diamond Katana DA20 ensuring you will have access to an aeroplane throughout the year and at times that best suit your availability for training.

Instructors: With a choice of highly skilled and patient instructors. We aim to match you with the best resource to ensure your training is fun, productive and tailored to your needs, finances, and ability.

Maintenance: Aircraft safety is at the heart of what we do at Airbourne. We have a dedicated full-time aircraft engineering team, who ensure everything is safe, flying beautifully, and on hand to help you with any issues or technical questions you may have. Our engineers are Rotax RMT, and Comco Ikarus certified.

Simulation: Learning to fly in the UK can be challenging. The weather is the one aspect we have no control over. However, AirBourne is different from other training schools. We have developed the world’s only Ikarus C42, synthetic flight trainer fully endorsed by the manufacturer of the aircraft we train you on, giving you and your instructor continued flight training 24/7, regardless of the weather.

TRiG: We are an approved TRiG dealer able to provide sales, support and training for the most advanced and cost-efficient aircraft avionics available on the market. Fitted to our fleet of aircraft, we are uniquely able to demonstrate the TRiG range of equipment on a ‘try before you buy’ basis.

Location: The facilities at Popham are outstanding. With a cafe, grass runways, beautiful location, quick links to the M3/M4/A34 road network on the main London to the south coast rail route with Micheldever station right on our doorstep.


Directors Malcolm Smith – Matthew Myatt
Company Number 03967559