Beginners' Guides

Our beginners' guides are designed to give you the information you need, to find the kind of flying training you want. Our aim is to be as unbiased as possible, and give you impartial information free from external influence. Content in this part of the website will always be Ad-free and free of charge. Transparency is really important to us, so, so any content produced with the support of other organisations will always be clearly marked as such.
This part of the site is new for July 2021. We will be adding to it over the coming months, so keep checking back!

What you need to know about...

Which aircraft?

What characterises a good training aircraft, why the most popular aircraft may not meet all of those requirements, and what other choices are available for those on different budgets?

Which flying school?

A lot of your decision whether or not to fly with a training provider will come down to how you ‘feel’ about the place, and its atmosphere.

Your first visit to the flying school

Starting any new hobby or sport can seem intimidating, and aviation is no different. Here’s what to expect on your first visit to the airfield.

Common Questions