The Cotswold Flying School is a small friendly flying training organisation based behind the fire station at the recently re-named Cotswold Airport at Kemble in Gloucestershire which is close to the catchment area of Cheltenham and Gloucester (30 mins), Swindon (30 mins), Bath and North Bristol (45 Mins). We are CAA approved for flying training and also to conduct ground school exams. Offering EASA PPL, LAPL, NPPL, NIGHT, IMC, SEP REVAL, and AOPA AEROBATIC COURSES.
Our Chief Flying Instructor Chris Puddy is a highly experienced pilot with over 15,000 total hours and over 3000 instructional hours.
The flying training and aircraft hire is available in a clean low hour Cessna 150 Aerobat / a modern Rotax engine Tecnam P2002JF/ a modern 4 seat Cessna 172 SP which has a 180 hp fuel injected engine.
The C152 is fully aerobatic and can be used for official AOPA Basic aerobatic courses. The Tecnam is virtually brand new built in 2007 and is fitted with Garmin 430 and VOR ADF DME and is an absolute joy to fly, very light but sturdy and stable, very responsive controls. It has a crosswind limit of 22 knots.
The C172 SP aircraft is fully equipped for Instrument flying, meaning that it could be flown on the airways in controlled airspace by anyone with an Instrument Rating. It also has a two axis autopilot and a built in GPS which can be linked to it.
These modern comfortable aeroplanes are a long way from some of the old aircraft that can be found in most flying training organisations, and everybody who either trains in them or hires them loves them.