We regret to announce that we have to make a small increase in our pricing from May. Ourmaintenance costs and fuel are based on US dollars and these prices have now dramatically increased as old stock has worked its way through the system and we are now being hit by increases of the order of 20%.
We have tried to absorb these increases over the past 6 months but unfortunately the latest change in fuel price has taken us to the point where we can no longer keep the prices we charge stable.
Despite the size of the increase in our costs we intend to hold the increase we charge to our customers to less than 3%. This will mean an increase in our rates of £5 per hour. This will be effective from May 1st. For full details check out the website for a full price list. We believe we still offer one of the best deals in flying training in the UK. Our charges are totally transparent, (there are no hidden charges like landing fees, fuel surcharges etc), a nice fleet of aircraft which we are continuing to invest in, a sophisticated airfield (the problems with ATC now resolved) and a helpful and friendly staff and environment.
Now some better news.
Summer Flying Trips
This summer we intend to organise a number of fly outs to different destinations.
The first will be to Le Touquet on Sat 1st July. The trip to Le Touquet is an old favourite, it gives you experience of flying out of the country, flying over water, the opportunity to buy some wine and a great lunch and, weather permitting, a lovely walk along the beach. Four PA 28's will go on this trip, one of which will be an Arrow charged at the standard price. A C152, a TB20 and a PA44 (Twin with instructor) will also be available if anyone wants to fly one of these aircraft.
Anybody interested in joining us please contact Niazi or Jim and put your name down (firstname.lastname@example.org) and check the website blog for updates and changes.
Later in the year we intend to go a little farther afield with maybe an overnight stop, like La Rochelle or Rotterdam. Also, we are looking at a trip to Duxford the long way round and possibly Canaervon. Jim is also planning a trip in his TB20 to San Sebastian in northern Spain with probably two overnight stops. This will be in July/Aug, and there are a couple of seats available. This is a great opportunity to experience IFR airways flying and visit some really interesting places. Anyone interested in this please contact Jim@cranfieldflyingschool.com