There are precious few thrills quite like the first time you take the controls of an aerobatic aircraft. If you wish to book an aerobatic experience for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, simply call us on 01708 688380. If you prefer, you can buy an aerobatic flight experience now from our sister company Flying Presents. What a great gift idea for Christmas, birthdays and corporate events!
All aviation gift vouchers are valid for one year from issue and are fully refundable at any time during that 12-month period (after one year the voucher is no longer refundable). Spectators are welcome to watch the take-off and landing. We offer a safe, fenced garden area next to our clubhouse. You will be sent a Flying Presents Gift Voucher which can be personalised by you.
Stapleford Flight Centre is open seven days a week. However, we are extremely busy at weekends and so flights should ideally be booked at least three weeks in advance for these days.
This course covers the learning of the basic aerobatic manoeuvres required to take part in beginners events organised by the British Aerobatic Association (BAeA). The course consists of a minimum of eight hours dual flying with an instructor who is qualified to give aerobatic instruction (Pilots who already have some aerobatic experience may qualify for a reduction in the flying requirements of this course).
The theoretical knowledge section of the course will consist of a minimum of eight hours in the classroom. Four hours of briefings/lectures must be given by a person qualified to instruct in aerobatic flying and the remaining hours may be carried out through self study under supervision. The aerobatic manoeuvres taught are:
In the build-up to the competency test sequence, students should learn to fly combinations of two or three or these basic aerobatic manoeuvres.
This course covers the learning of the aerobatic manoeuvres required to take part in Standard Class events organised by the British Aerobatic Association (BAeA). The course consists of a minimum of six hours dual flying with an instructor who is qualified to give aerobatic instruction (Pilots who already have some aerobatic experience may qualify for a reduction in the flying hour requirement of this course).
The theoretical knowledge section of the course will consist of a minimum of six hours. Three hours of briefings/lectures must be given by a personal qualified to instruct in aerobatic flying and the remaining hours may be carried out through self study under supervision.
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Our FREE quarterly newsletter 'Take Off' (PDF - 274kb) is now available to download (requires Acrobat Reader). It contains lots of up-to-the-minute news about the airfield and club as well as all the latest gossip. We want your contributions too. So if you have any stories, anecdotes or other ideas you wish to add to the next newsletter, or if you wish wish to order a FREE copy, please contact our editor Sue Rose - email@example.com or call her on 07808 587248.
Stapleford Flight Centre are delighted to offer the new industry-standard MCC, known as the 'APS MCC' or 'Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-operation Course'. The course syllabus is extended with ground school element increasing from three to five days with additional subjects; TEM (threat error management) CRM (crew resource management) FTL (flight time limitations) Swept wing theory Upset recovery and prevention SMS (safety management systems) ... read more here >>
This consultation is in relation to our proposed airspace change to allow RNAV approaches onto Runway 21L. You can download the PDF response form or add your responses online. You can also book into the 'drop -in' sessions here.
Stapleford Radio frequency will be changing to 122.805 as from August 6th 2018 to reflect the CAA policy to introduce 8.33Khz radio frequencies to free up more usable channels. The Stapleford fleet have all been upgraded to radios capable of selecting the 8.33 spaced frequencies as more airfields especially those with controlled airspace change to new channels.
Stapleford Flight Centre is proud to announce its affiliation with PEGASUS Finance. Get help with raising the finance for your flight training!
Following hot on the heels of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval for Stapleford Flight Centre’s modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses, Stapleford has now been given the go-ahead to run Integrated Pilot Training Courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex.... Download full press release >>
The Civil Aviation Authority has granted stand-alone approval for Stapleford Flight Centre to run modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex. This is the only ATPL theory course inside the M25 in the London area.. Download full press release >>
When requesting a clearance into the new Southend CAS, from April 2nd 2015, it would be advisable to quote the CTA number(s) that you want clearance into. Sadly the CTA numbers are not shown on the new 1:500,000 chart and so you will find this chart useful. We strongly suggest that you carry it with you when flying locally to help you ensure you get the clearance you want. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of the instructors at Stapleford: 01708 688380.
Stapleford Flight Centre launches new 'mobile-friendly' website. We hope you like it - and that it displays consistently well on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device (and if not, please do let us know and we'll try our very best to fix it).
Stapleford Flight Centre, one of the UK’s top flight training schools, is leading the field with the acquisition of a brand new “state of the art” ALX Alsim medium jet simulator. This is first in the UK, and one of only five in Europe. It has just been installed at the Essex-based airfield and it will be used for MCC (Multi-Crew Co-operation) courses and JOC (Jet Orientation Courses) as well as a combined course for tomorrow’s airline pilots.
Stapleford Flight Centre is proud to announce its affiliation with PEGASUS Finance. Get help with raising the finance for your flight training! Go to PEGASUS Finance website >>
In conjunction with ProPilot we are introducing an enhanced ab-initio course where, in addition to the standard Zero to Frozen ATPL elements, we will train for type-rating preparation.
The first-ever National Air Traffic Service (NATS) Infringement Prevention Award has been awarded to Stapleford Flight Centre. This is a result of the sustained campaign led by Deputy Head of Training, Brian Peppercorn.
Stapleford Flight Centre, internationally-renowned flight training school for private and commercial pilots, has been awarded Full Accredition for its training courses by the British Accreditation Council for Independent, Further and Higher Education.