Aviation is at the heart of what we do here at Sywell Aerodrome, and we pride ourselves on providing great facilities and a friendly environment for our residents and visitors.
Sywell Aerodrome has a number of training facilities based onsite for those looking for a flight experience or wanting to learn to fly.
Fixed Wing Pilot Training
Fixed-wing pilot training started at Sywell Aerodrome with the arrival of Brooklands Aviation Ltd back in 1935 to fulfil pilot training contracts for the War Department. Since then fixed-wing training has been a constant feature at Sywell with the current flying club (Brooklands Flying Club) being run by Sywell Aerodrome itself. Brooklands Flying Club offers trial flights for those looking to ‘have a go’ at flying, and also full pilot training for those that wish to work towards their PPL or LAPL.
Brooklands Flying Club has three types of aircraft available for trial flights, the Aero AT-3, Cessna 172 and the iconic Tiger Moth…. Flying doesn’t get any better than in a Tiger!
For more information please see Brooklands Flying Club.
Helicopter Pilot Training
The Sloane Helicopters Flying School operates a wide range of courses from their purpose built facility overlooking the airfield.
There are both individual and group lecture rooms - together with facilities for relaxation including a kitchen! Co-located with the company's busy Operations and Engineering departments, there is ample opportunity to draw on the experience and expertise of others to improve the learning experience.
The Chief Flying Instructor (Joe Moore) has a team of experienced Instructors that are available seven days a week. Basic training usually takes place on the fleet of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters before moving onto the larger aircraft in Sloane's Charter fleet, which includes JetRangers and Agusta A109s.
For more information please ring Sloane on 01604 790595 or visit their website.
Microlight Pilot Training
Flylight Airsports operates a centre of excellence for microlight tuition in the UK, and are one of the largest schools in the country. Their highly competent and professional staff include a number of microlight World Champions.
Their CAA-approved instructors can train you in your choice of fixed or flexwing microlights, from initial trial lesson, through to final General Skills Test and licence application. They also offer advanced training for existing pilots in radio telephony, competition preparation, instructor training and examination, etc.
For more information please ring Flylight on 01604 494459 or visit their website.