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COVID ADVICE:  Adhering to Government and relevant CAA advice regarding “Hands, Face, Space” we are open for business and flying. However, to protect our members, staff and community we would ask that if you or anyone in your ‘bubble’ is experiencing any of the COVID symptoms or are not well please do not visit the school or airport.


With over 30 years experience, Blackbushe School of Flying prides itself in striving for “Excellence in Aviation”.


Private Pilots Licence (PPL), Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL), Night Ratings, IR(R) Ratings and Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (FRTOL). We provide flight training and ground school programmes for the practical and theoretical preparation for initial issue, renewals and ratings.


We offer competitively priced packages and membership options from Day membership to our very attractive “At Cost Self-Fly”.


Discounted Hour Building packages are also available.


Our primary focus remains on you. Meeting your needs and requirements with enthusiasm, passion and professionalism is the heart of our school.


We come thoroughly recommended and can provide references from past students and current members on request.


Please call us on 01252 870999 to find out more



Trial Flight VOUCHERS from £80!

  • A brilliant idea as a Christmas present
  • An experience for 1 person with the option to take a friend to share the experience as an Observer in the back
  • Trial Flight Options: 20, 30, 60 minutes or Land Away Special in a two seat or 4 seat light aeroplane
  • Prices from £80.00 (terms & conditions apply)
  • Hours count towards PPL/LAPL
  • Trial flight completion certificate presented after the flight
  • Vouchers purchased in November or December 2020 will be valid until 31st December 2021

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Competitive discounted packages from £190 per hour

  • LAPL(A) flight training
  • PPL(A) flight training
  • SEP Renewals and Revalidations
  • Night and IR(R) Ratings
  • Hour Building
  • Theory Progammes for PPL/LAPL ground exams
  • Training & practical exam for the Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL)

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SELF FLY HIRE RATE FROM £95ph - terms apply

SELF FLY HIRE RATE FROM £95ph - terms apply

PPL/LAPL holders can consider the very attractive “At Cost Self-Fly” Membership option.

Frequent flying licence holders may be interested in this membership option which benefits from highly competitive discounted hourly rates (£95 – C152 : £139 – PA28-161) and secures free daytime Blackbushe landings (including touch and go).

Call 01252 870999

In the event of a Lockdown all emails sent to Air First will be replied to

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  • Nigel Page (PPL)

    If you want a friendly yet very professional flying school, excellent tuition and people who go out of their way to try and meet your needs then look no further than Airfirst.

  • Aaron Plume (SEP Renewal)

    I was looking to revalidate my PPL after a long absence. I selected Air First because of their ability to be flexible and structure a course around my needs. The training I undertook was both relaxed and professional and I felt well prepared for the final test flight. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

  • James Singh

    I’ve been learning to fly with Airfirst Blackbushe School of Flying in hope of achieving my PPL. It has been the best experience of my life, and I couldn’t recommend any greater flying school to learn with if you’re interested. From the way we are taught practically and with briefings before and after flight, it […]

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Air First Ltd
Blackbushe School of Flying
Blackbushe Airport
Surrey GU17 9LQ
Telephone: 01252 870 999 . Email us here >