Club trip to Le Touquet (France)
Blackbushe Airport is closed for the day from 9:00 to 5:30pm
on Saturday 18th May 2013 for the annual model airshow.
If you fancy a trip away for the day and have perhaps wondered
how you would fly yourself to Le Touquet, then call:
Clare or Katy in the operations team.
Instructors are available to assist you.
Do you have a PPL?
Interested in some help with weather making decisions?
The Met Office are running a course on 22nd May 2013
For more information please CLICK HERE
We now have our own Radio Telephony Examiner, so you can take your practical exam here at AirFirst. We are also offering ground school in this subject. Students wishing to discuss this should contact a member of the Operations team on 01252 870999
Important information regarding ground school and studying for your theory exams
If you are in the process of learning to fly, please see our notes on this subject by following this link: Ground School
For more detail on our upcoming club trips and to broaden your flying experience with fellow club members please follow the link below.
Did you know that you can also follow us on Facebook? Take a look by following the link at the bottom of this page. You can see some 'sunny' pictures from the summer flyout to Spain which took place last year
Welcome to the Air First website and Blackbushe School of Flying. The School has been in existence since 1985 - nearly quarter of a century - and since August 2011 has been under new private ownership.
Blackbushe Airport is a great place to take flying lessons. Our superb long runway and open countryside makes this an ideal airfield for the beginner and with our unique range of courses and products, it makes Blackbushe an excellent location at which to learn to fly.
The airport itself opened in late 1942 and was the operating base for RAF Hartfordbridge. It was active throughout the Second World War providing a base for squadrons of Spitfires and Mosquitos which took part in reconnaissance and fighter defense operations. It also entertained the Free French Squadron (Lorraine).
So good was RAF Hartfordbridge's all-weather record, it saw several notable arrivals, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.
At the end of the War, newly renamed RAF Blackbushe was transferred to RAF Transport Command and was used as a base for many Dakotas which served in the 1948 Berlin Airlift - as well as flight training purposes - listing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as a successful student.
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You can call in to the School and chat with our friendly staff and instructors who will be delighted to answer your questions. Alternatively, give us a call or email:
Air First Ltd
Blackbushe School of Flying
Surrey GU17 9LQ
T 01252 870 999
F 01252 871 975
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