Learn to Fly

Tatenhill Airfield is licensed “Special Category” which allows the training of pilots to take place.

Pilot Training

We can offer Private Pilot Licence training through to IMC and Night Ratings. We have six instructors; three are Flight Examiners and one is a Ground Examiner. The Radiotelephony Examination can also be taken on site. Our Chief Flying Instructor is a Air/Ground Examiner for the Radiotelephony Certificate of Competence..

Training is carried out between 9-5pm daily (except for Bank Holidays) in our Cessna 152 & PA28 aircraft. Costs start from £167/hour inc VAT. Pre-flight briefings are free, Ground School is £40/hour. The Practical Radio Examination is £60. The cost of the PPL Skills Test is £200. PPL Starter pack available.

Tail dragger conversions and aerobatics training can be completed in the Decathlon..

The Comanche is available to experienced pilots..

Also available Commercial pilot licences (CPL), Instrument ratings (IRs) and instructor courses.
View the Central Flight Training website.

For training prices see our aircraft hire page. Click Here

East Staffordshire Flying Club

Membership is £20 per year. Membership allows Tatenhill-based aircraft with a member on board, free landings at the following airfields:-.

  • Fenland
  • Netherthorpe
  • Sherburn in Elmet
  • Sturgate

During the year the club organises various events including Fly-Outs, Christmas Party, BBQs and CAA Safety Evenings. They meet up the last Thursday evening each month. See their website for more information.


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