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Commercial Student Testimonials

Commercial Student Testimonials - Stapleford Flight Centre

Some of our recently qualified students;

Paul Tedder - RYANAIR

“I choose to do the CPL ME/IR at Stapleford as it was a school, I knew gave excellent instruction and had a reputation within the aviation industry for training high quality pilots. I also knew that as I wanted both a UK and EASA licence, they were best placed in terms of experience to help me on this journey.

Once I started, I soon realised that they were extremely professional and a well organised ATO, Not just the instructors but the staff behind the scenes, always willing to go out of their way to help me whenever I needed them.

I not only thoroughly enjoyed my training with them, but the instructors were outstanding both in their knowledge but also more importantly their teaching methods and their ability to pass that knowledge onto the students. This proved invaluable not only during my training but now in my role as a first officer. The knowledge and methods of flying helped me not only pass but also stand out throughout airline selection assessments and every day commercial flying.

I carried out a lot of research prior to choosing a flight school, I knew what I wanted from a school in terms of aircraft and outcome but what I didn’t realise was how important the quality of instruction is. Stapleford’s instructors unquestionably gave me that top quality of instruction that I am so forever grateful to them.”

Bilal Mughal - JET 2

"I first began my flight training in 2016 and obtained a private pilot a few years later. At this point I decided to embark upon my commercial flight training and decided to do this at Stapleford Flight Centre in 2019. I followed the modular course and completed my theoretical knowledge exams, Multi engine course, Instrument rating course and commercial course in close succession. They were all completed successfully with high pass marks, and they could not have been achieved without the professionalism and efficient teaching of the flight instructors.

They would always do their best to accommodate me and push me through the course as quick as possible despite challenges such as the pandemic, whilst also ensuring an efficient level of training. I also felt as if I was always provided with a one-to-one service directly tailored to me and my needs. It has been a brilliant experience for me and having completed my commercial flight training, I am about to embark on the Pilot Apprenticeship with Jet 2 , which has been a lifelong goal.

I would certainly recommend this flight school to others looking to embark upon their flight training and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my aspirations without it".

Peter Wakibe - JET 2

"I highly recommend Stapleford Flight Centre due to the quality of training and level of service I was provided from start to finish. On my first visit to Stapleford, I sat down with Lisa who explained the course structure in detail and gave me the various options available. I was able to tailor my course around full time employment and I received great value for money.  The quality of training I received was excellent which enabled me to pass every LST first time with ease.

Its also worth noting the school’s proximity to EASA airspace for students looking to hold UK & EASA dual licence. I had a great experience with Stapleford, and I would highly recommend this flight school for any amateur pilot looking to become a professional pilot".

More of our recently qualified students;

Jack Lawrence - Jet2
Matthew Crowe - Jet2
Joshua Holby-Knight - Ryanair
Stefano Sparacio - Ryanair
Anthony Boag - Ryanair
Gergely Gólya - Wizz Air
Matthew Sinclair - Ryanair
Joe Trott - Ryanair
James Barker - Titan
Kim Philtjens - Boutique Aviation
Harvey Paradise - Jet2
Nat Hiscocks - Wizz Air

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Latest Newsletter from SFC!

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 - ku.oc.liamtoh@rp.esoreus or call her on 07808 587248.

Sept 2018 - Stapleford Flight Centre gets approval for Airline Pilot Standard MCC Courses

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 >>

2018 - Proposed RNAV approach at SFC - Consultation Process

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.

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Sept 2015 - Stapleford Launches Integrated Pilot Training Courses!

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 >>

Aug 2015 - ATPL Theory Courses Cleared for Solo Take Off!

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 >>

24th March 2015 - Re: Southend Controlled Airspace

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.

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New SFC 'Mobile Friendly' Website Launches!

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).

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New Mobile Friendly Website Launches!

SFC first with ALX medium jet simulator!

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.

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SFC first with ALX medium jet simulator!

SFC Partners with ProPilot!

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.

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SFC Partners with ProPilot!

SFC awarded Infringement Prevention Award from NATS!

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.

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SFC awarded Infringement Prevention Award from NATS!

SFC Gains BAC Accreditation!

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.

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SFC Gains BAC Accreditation!


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