Weather Seminar - Kortrijk in Belgium 28th September

Anyone interested in improving their understanding of Weather?

PPL/IR are running another in its series of very popular weather seminars, this time in Kortrijk in Belgium,

It will be hosted by a local pilot Dirk de Jonghe and will include an historical visit to the airfield used by the Red Baron during WW1 and guided by a local historian.

If anyone is interested in going please contact Jim Busby at

Intersted pilots can fly on their own or there will be seats available in Jims plane. Shared costs for fuel only and one night in a local hotel plus food.

See the link for more details.

Radio Licence Training

Saturday 19th November 2019 09:30-18:00hrs

London Gliding Club. Registration is required by email to Chula

For anyone interested in having some specific training in how to use the Radio properly and pass the RT exam then Chula is running a course as part of the London Gliding Club. This course is not specific to Gliding and will help anyone wishing to improve their Radio.

Anyone interested in this then please contact Chula direclt at

See link to the London Gliding Club invitation for more details.

Flying Instructors Wanted

One of the recent developments in the world of aviation is the huge demand for pilots as airlines from all countries of the world acquire new aircraft. This demand has reduced the availablity of instructos in the market and the consequence has been that we have lost a number of our core instructors. We are therefore looking to replace these, either on a full time basis or part time. We offer good market rates of pay and can offer good career development for aspiring instructors who wish to extend their range with Multi and IR(I) capability. We also offer FIC training courses for anyone wishing to move into the world of flying instruction.

Anyone interested please contact with CV.

Digital Tower - Visit and Barbecue.

Digital Tower - Visit and Barbecue.

Saturday 20th July

The digital tower visit and Barbecue went off really well on Saturday. We hosted about 40 people for morning coffee, mostly from PPLIR Europe, Cranfield Airport Staff and CFS students and instructors, in the school. The visit was wonderfully orchestrated by Rob Abbott, the airport director who did the presentations in the AIRC and Sophie Ward the head of ATC at Cranfield, who presented the digital tower. They were both ably assisted by the airport staf who managed to keep everyone together during the different visits. Around 10 aircraft arrived from PPL/IR somewhat lower than planned because of the weather, but those that did make it in came in and left safely.

The visit was completed by a lunchtime barbecue on the grass outside the old tower, prepared by the chefs of Mitchell Hall who managed to cook and stop the Gazebo from blowing away at the seme time. We had good feedback from all who visited about the visit and what is happening now on the Cranfield University site. It bodes well for the future of aviaition in the UK.

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New Booking System

I am sure everyone will be pleased to hear that we have just implemented a new online booking system.

If you would like to use the booking system please contact Niazi who will send you an invitation to log on with a password which you can then personalise.

You can find the log on at

If you have any questions about the system please contact Niazi, Andre or Trix on 01234-752272