Airbourne Aviation - THE sport flying club

Your New Hobby / Sport ?

So...what does it all entail then?

Eurostar EV-95

You really need to talk this over with an expert like the instructor who took you flying in the first place. But within these pages you'll find many of the answers you're looking for. The information will give you an in depth look at the nitty gritty involved in becoming a fully qualified pilot with licence to prove it and if you're looking for an exciting new angle to your life then you've certainly come to the right place.

So read on to see how you can get your National Private Pilot's Licence and take part in a sport that has no age, race, or class barriers, but will lead you into a new exciting adventure which really will surpass your wildest dreams.

Ikarus C42


We are all dedicated flying enthusiasts at Airbourne, and we believe in providing the most professional service available. We have a reputation based on over 30 years in the business. We know exactly what we're at and we know exactly how to teach you to a safe standard that will enable you to fly anywhere, in complete safety and with complete confidence. This is because we're the best in the business.


Obtaining a National Private Pilot's Licence requires everyone to complete a very comprehensive and detailed course, but it's tailored to suit your time requirements. With 35 to 45 hours of flying to do in total, most of our students book one or two lessons a week and finish the course over a period of about six months...this way it doesn't completely take over the whole of your life.

Having said that, we do cater for those who have busy schedules and need to complete the course quickly so if you have the stamina then we are well able to complete the requirements on an intensive course within about 4 weeks given some reasonable weather.

With detailed ground briefings and expert tuition, it usually takes us about 15 to 22 hours to get the average student to solo stage and from then on it's plain sailing through to obtaining the licence.

Don't just take our word for it, check out our customer reviews on our Facebook page, just follow the link on the left.


And by the way, if you're reading this in the autumn, don't assume that it would be better to leave it until springtime. We operate 363 days of the year (guess which two days we have off!) and we have some wonderful flying during the winter months.

You won't be cold because both the C42 and Eurostar have luxuriously heated cockpits, what could be a more wonderful experience than floating above a carpet of glistening snow on a sharp frosty sunny day?


Come and have a go. Nowhere will you find a sport that offers so many different horizons and so many different challenges. You'll never tire of flying and it will bring you and your family or the friends you share it with, many long hours of cherished memories.