Blackbushe aviation

If you are bored flying, your standards are too low.

Lauran Paine Jr

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a pilots licence.

For many training organisations the relationship between the school and the student ends there but not at Blackbushe Aviation. We want you to carry on enjoying the privileges of your new licence for years to come and to that end we have regular club events.

During the winter months we, of course, continue to fly but in addition we have monthly seminars on various subjects, usually on the third Wednesday of the month after work at the club.  These are free to members.

To encourage regular flying we can put similar pilots together so that you can have company, share the planning and either fly cheaper or twice as far!

We will also be organising regular fly outs to destinations you might not otherwise fly to. It will encourage you to spread your wings and fly further afield.

Hire, syndicate or non-equity group?

This is a question most pilots ask. Which is cheaper? Which is better for me?

 Depending on how often you fly, your average hourly cost varies greatly. For instance, if you have a sixth share in an aircraft the monthly costs will be in the region of £150 and the hourly rate, including fuel (wet rate) will be £95 ish for a PA28.

If you fly once a month you are paying £245 an hour for your flying, over £100 more than hiring from us!

However, if you go flying every week your hourly rate goes down to less than £140.

Most new pilots hire from the club for a year or do to work out the type of flying they want to do.

Many stay hiring and some go on to fly more complex typrs such as retractable, glass cockpit, twin engine or even classics such as the Tiger Moth.

Ask at the club for more information.

We are back open!
We are delighted to say we are now fully back open for training and hire. Trial lessons are currently still not taking place. We will announce when they can recommence.
New structured Hour Building Packages
Structured all inclusive hour building packages in a 152 available from £2750 for 25 hours. includes membership and 2 free instructional hours with a CPL instuctor > more
Aerobatic flights £130
Experience loops, barrel rolls and stall turns in a thrilling half hour experience in our Cessna 152 Aerobat > more
Full Time Flying Instructors Wanted


We are a thriving flying school and club with an exciting growth plan. We have ATO status for PPL, CPL and FI courses and will soon be approved to conduct IR and Multi training.

We are looking for a full or part time unrestricted Flying Instructors to work with us on our expansion plans. The successful candidates will be motivated, friendly, professional and enjoy working with a broad range of students. CPL, IR and Multi instructor certificates would be very helpful too!


Phone Steve, CFI, on 01252 877727 for a chat.

New 45 minute trial lessons from £165
New to Blackbushe Aviation! 45 minute trial lessons. This gives you time to really get to grips with the aircraft and experience a full lesson. Lessons initially last around 45 minutes flight so you will have a good idea what the PPL course will be like. Prices from £165 all inclusive. > more