Latest News and Achievements
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12th March 2012
Flintshire Flying School announces arrival of new four seat aircraft:
Flintshire Flying School are happy to announce the arrival of our new 4-seater aircraft. The aircraft G-NINC is a Piper PA28-180 and will be available from £155 per hour solo & £165 dual. You can purchase trial flights on our new four seat aircraft by clicking here. Photos are shown below...
3rd January 2012
Flintshire Flying School Opening Hours:
The flying school is happy to announce that for the new year we will be extending our operating hours to as follows:
Monday to Friday 7:30 - 21:00
Saturday & Sunday 8:30-16:00
This will enable us to cater for those people who are/were normally unable to escape work during the week of an evening and also gives us a lot more scope with Night Qualifications!
Call us for more information on our opening hours!
11th November 2012
Commercial Flight School launches!
Flintshire Flying School is happy to announce the opening of it's sister-flight school, dedicated to professional flight training. Alpha Flight Training, based at Hawarden Airport offers CPL, IR and Instructor ratings as well as Multi-engine ratings, more information can be found at www.fly-aft.co.uk.
1st January 2012
Latest Price List
Our new 2012 price list is now available online in PDF format by clicking here. The new price list now includes 20% VAT where stated.
15th September 2010
Smiling Wings Day Special with Flintshire Flying School at Hawarden Airport
October weather can be fickle. The Friday before the event saw heavy rain and strong winds throughout the UK. Sunday forecast was rain. On Saturday 2 October, by good fortune, a weather window opened and the day dawned bright and clear.
In good flying conditions about 25 young people from across the North West and North Wales were able to enjoy a flight over Broughton and to experience the excitement of a trip in a light aircraft.
The day was hosted by AWB in association with two other aviation charities, Aerobility (formerly the British Disabled Flying Association) and fly2help, and was funded by the Airbus Corporate Foundation.
This was only the second time that the three charities had come together for such an event, the first being with Airbus at Filton, and was the first time that AWB had held a Smiling Wings Day in Wales.
In addition to flights in a single and twin engine aircraft, activities from aircraft design to building your own model aeroplane were provided by Airbus direct entry graduates, a static aircraft was on display for the kids to look at up close and to sit in the cockpit and the Hawarden Airport fire department provided tours of its shiny, new fire engine.
Beth, 16, from Bangor came along with her dad Terry who said, "Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. The flight was amazing. Beth got to have a go at flying the aircraft and did really well. All-in-all it was a brilliant day!” Beth added, "It was a very thrilling experience flying an aircraft on my own and I wouldn’t mind having another go someday”.
The support from all concerned was overwhelming and the good weather made the day. Thanks go to Airbus Corporate Foundation, Airbus, Chester Handling Services, Flintshire Flying School, Bristol Aviation and all the pilots and supporters who kindly volunteered their help.
28th August 2010
We've gone all geeky...
Flintshire Flying School now has two additional ways ofkeeping in touch. You can find us on Facebook, the popular social networking site, or alternatively, if you're a 'twitter-er' or 'tweeter,' you can also find us on Twitter under the name 'flintshirefs' (somebody already had FFS!!). Below I have added some quick links to enable you to find us easily:
Flintshire Flying School
15th April 2010
Flintshire Flying School student goes solo at 16!
(Article taken from Ellesmere Port Pioneer)
Great Sutton teenager Laura is youngest ever Flintshire Flying School female pilot to fly solo
Apr 14 2010 by Mark Dowling, Ellesmere Port Pioneer
A GREAT Sutton teenager is flying high after becoming the youngest female pilot to fly solo at a flying school.
Laura Power, 16, of Acacia Drive, performed the feat for about 20 minutes around the fields of the Hawarden-based Flintshire Flying School on Friday.
Laura, who is now studying for her GCSEs at Whitby High School, said the event was an emotional occasion.
She said: “It was the biggest buzz of my life! It was terrifying but I loved it, and when I finished I was crying, my instructor was nearly in tears as well. It was just amazing.
“I wanted to do this for so long. I want to be a pilot in the future and although I’m still at school I’ll still be able to fly over the weekends.”
Her father Steve was delighted at her daughter’s achievement, and believes Laura could be one of the youngest female solo pilots in the country.
He said: “I am extremely proud of her. Laura’s instructor had never heard of anyone younger who has done this – we’re trying to research if there is anyone in the UK to do so on the web. She is the youngest one is the flying school’s history.
“Laura has been interested in flying since she was very little, she has a big passion and wants to be a pilot.
“She is pretty natural and confident as her flying goes, she only did 18 hours training before the solo flight.”
Steve added he was not quite sure where her inspiration had come from.