Blackbushe aviation

 "The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

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The initial Pilot’s Licence.

The PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence) and the LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence) are specifically designed to be easily achievable to an average man or woman and will train you to a standard where you can conduct a private, passenger carrying flight as pilot in command. Both the PPL and LAPL have different privileges, as set out in the compare the licences page.

Both of these licences require training both on the ground and in the air. There are nine theory subjects to learn and Blackbushe Aviation conducts ground school on each one in addition to regular free seminars on the subjects. Much of the theory can be conducted under 'supervised self-study' where you read the study manuals and undergo initial and/or brush up training at the club.

The flying training is conducted according to the syllabus set out in the Training Manual and each flight is designed to maximise the pupils learning while not overwhelming them. It is preceded by a ground briefing detailing exactly what will take place during the ensuing lesson. A post flight debrief will go through any issues arising during the flight.

You can go on to achieve further ratings such as night rating with a LAPL and with a PPL you can also get your IR(R) so you can fly in cloud, a full IR, a multi-engine rating or go on to your commercial licence training.

Prices start from £190 per hour. Discounted flying and all inclusive packages are available. Please email or call to discuss.

Please follow the links for more details of the licences and ratings or call us at Blackbushe Aviation for a chat with our operations team.

CPL bookings now being taken for November
We are starting to take bookings for CPL training in November. We train in our 2 PA28s and the TB20 . The cost for the full course of 25 hours is £7,200 and if you alreday have an IRr the course is 15 hours and the cost is £4,700 > more
Amy has arrived!
Our brand new Sonaca 200 is here ! We are the first flying school in the UK to have this aircraft. We are now just waiting for the CAA to conduct a survey and she will then be available to train in , or to have a go in if you already have a PPL. Watch this space!
New structured Hour Building Packages
Structured all inclusive hour building packages available from £2750 for 25 hours.
Be fully ready for departure for your CPL training! > more
Aerobatic flights £130
Experience loops, barrel rolls and stall turns in a thrilling half hour experience in our Cessna 152 Aerobat > more
Full Time Flying Instructors Wanted


We are a thriving flying school and club with an exciting growth plan. We have ATO status for PPL, CPL and FI courses and will soon be approved to conduct IR and Multi training.

We are looking for a full or part time unrestricted Flying Instructors to work with us on our expansion plans. The successful candidates will be motivated, friendly, professional and enjoy working with a broad range of students. CPL, IR and Multi instructor certificates would be very helpful too!


Phone Steve, CFI, on 01252 877727 for a chat.

New 45 minute trial lessons from £165
New to Blackbushe Aviation! 45 minute trial lessons. This gives you time to really get to grips with the aircraft and experience a full lesson. Lessons initially last around 45 minutes flight so you will have a good idea what the PPL course will be like. Prices from £165 all inclusive. > more