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Flying Lessons Bournemouth

Bournemouth International Airport, Dorset   

• Take off from Bournemouth International Airport
• Flight school based at Aviation Park West
• Excitement of flying in class D airspace
• See Sandbanks, Poole Harbour & more from the air

What's Included

• Choose between a 30 or 60 minute four seater flight
• Safety briefing and pre-flight checks
• Learn how the aeroplane controls work and the aircraft operates
• Enjoy the beautiful scenery including the Jurassic Coast, the Isle of Wight, The Needles, Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Hurst Castle
• Once airborne we will given the opportunity to take the controls yourself
• You will receive a flying certificate upon completion

What Can I Expect

Book your flying lessons in Bournemouth over the beautiful coastline of Dorset and beyond! We have 30 and 60-minute lessons for you, all taken in modern, four-seater trainer aircraft that are owned, operated and maintained by this active flying centre.

Based at Aviation Park West on the large Bournemouth International Airport site, this flying school is unique in that it boasts its own refuelling facilities, which means fewer delays for you on the tarmac, as the turnaround is a lot faster.

Being a busy airport with lots of scheduled and charter air traffic, you will be learning to fly in Class D airspace above the blue skies of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. That means it's full on, exciting and with lots to look at.

All flight path itineraries are pre-planned, although they may be subject to change due to the weather or air traffic control requests and regulations. Generally speaking, light aircraft take off and head towards the coast, before orienting towards Sandbanks and Poole harbour. Depending on the length of lesson you'll be having, you will see some of the finest sights of Devon and Dorset from the amazing vantage point of the cockpit, several thousand feet above the ground.

The plane used for this experience is the PA28 Warrior II. This Piper is a low-winged, single piston-powered aeroplane that is easy to fly, which is why it is one of the most popular four seater trainers in the world.

All flight times are based on brakes off to brakes on, so includes taxiing, take off and landing. On all experiences you will have a pre-flight safety briefing, a walk around the plane and a chat about how the aircraft flies and the effect of the controls used.

Once you have reached level flight, you’ll be invited to take control - a thrilling 'first' moment that even the most seasoned of commercial pilots still fondly remember! Book your 30 or 60-minute flying lesson out of Bournemouth and combine flight tuition and wonderful coastal views in one experience.


• Available on selected weekday and weekend dates through the year
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Bournemouth International Airport, Christchurch, Dorset

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight for 4 seater flights is 17 stone
• Maximum height for 4 seater flights is 6ft ins
• One observer may be able to enjoy the lesson from the rear seat, at the pilots discretion and subject to weight restrictions


• Friends and family are welcome to come along and watch your flight


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
4 months ago
I had my flight on 18th January It was the most wonderful experience of my life, I thoroughly recommend everyone try this great adventure I have to say Nick was a wonderful companion on my trip of a lifetime & hope many more will get the same pleasure. Five stars. Best wishes Fran Payne
fran Payne
9 months ago
Fantastic flight,
Raymond woolgar
Piper PA28 Warrior II
Flying Lessons Bournemouth
4 Seater 30 Minute Flight
Total Price£199.00