Welcome to AirBourne Aviation

 The South of England's most popular Flight Training School

Registered with the UK Civil Aviation Authority for flight training  (GBR.DTO - 0038)

Please read our COVID19 Policy at the bottom of this page.

Teaching you to Learn to Fly is our passion, and as one of the longest-running flight training schools in the UK, we at Airbourne Aviation have been successfully helping students fulfil their dream of becoming a private pilot since 1980. We have built a reputation for being the most popular, successful and trusted flying school in the south of England. Located at Popham Airfield in Hampshire, our flight training centre is open 364 days a year.

Uniquely equipped with a fleet of Comco Ikarus C42's, a Diamond Katana DA20 light aircraft, and the UK's only manufacturer-approved Ikarus C42 flight training simulator.  Our team of passionate professional and patient instructors are ready to turn your dream of flight into reality.

Flight training starts at just £145.50 per hour in the air, and we offer a range of trial flights and flight gift voucher options from just £65.



*COVID19 - For all flights, the day before you are due to come to Popham, you will be called by a member of our staff and asked a series of well-being and health questions. You will also receive advice on the PPE requirements needed for your flight to take place.

Upon arriving at Popham airfield on the day of your flight, DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE.! Call Sarah on 01256 398254 to let her know you have arrived at Popham. She will then give you instructions on when to come to the office. Your temperature will be recorded with a non-contact laser device, together with your arrival time. You will also be required to complete a short medical declaration. Please follow all instructions given to you either by Sarah or office staff while with us.

The wearing of PPE is mandatory at all times during your visit and throughout your flight. Face-masks and gloves will be available at the office for those who do not have their own. Supplies are limited, so please do try to source your own before coming. A small charge will be made for these items to help cover our costs should you require them to be supplied on the day.

Regardless of any contrary advice received from the CAA in respect of the use of PPE in the aircraft during your flight, AirBourne Aviation policy is that face-masks and gloves MUST be worn for the duration of all flight in our aircraft, and at all times while in our office space. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We reserve the right to cancel any booking where a breach of this policy takes place.

Please understand these measures are to ensure your safety as well as ours.

Learn to Fly

01256 398254

5 Aircraft & 5 Instructors

We operate a fleet of four Comco Ikarus C42 microlight aircraft together with a Diamond Katana DA20 general aviation aircraft supported by five experienced, qualified and patient instructors.

Flight Simulator

We own and operate the worlds only manufacturer approved Comco Ikarus C42 flight simulator available 24 hours and day ensuring your flight training will progress quickly regardless of weather conditions. 

Open 364 days

We are operational 364 days a year, and with our online flight scheduling service you choose and book the dates and times that you want to fly.

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