Blackbushe School of Flying has been a resident of the airfield since 1985. In August 2011 it was purchased by Christabelle Munford who as well as owning the School, also runs it on a daily basis with members of her experienced operations team. We also consider ourselves very lucky to have some of the best Flight Examiners and Instructors available, who are not only knowledgeable and professional, but friendly and helpful too!
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 the squadrons of Spitfires and Mosquito’s, which took part in reconnaissance and fighter defense operations.
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.
With a long tarmac runway surrounded by open countryside this makes Blackbushe an ideal airfield for anyone learning to fly.
With convenient access, Air First is situated at Blackbushe Airport on the A30, just off the M3 ( Junction 4a) near Camberley. In close proximity to Farnborough, Gatwick and Heathrow Airspace, flying from Blackbushe Airport quickly teaches our student pilots the skill and discipline for flying in and around controlled Airspace.