Flying Clubs and Schools at Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport
Glos GL51 6SP

Tel 01452 857419
Fax 01452 856444

Type of Training
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PPL (A),  Night Rating, IMC, Multi, PPL/IR, CPL, FIC, AFIC, Second Pilots, SE & ME IR, PPL Ground Training
Aircraft Types   Pa28-140, Pa28-161, Pa28-181, Pa34-200T, Seneca Simulator

Aircraft Differences Training


Contact: James Peplow           

Tel: 07855 409 512   




James at Aircraft Differences Training offers one to one flight instruction for Complex aircraft, tail wheel conversions (Citabria), short field/farm strip training and the IMC rating.

Aircraft Differences Training has EASA approvals and now has Approved Training Organisation status.

Tailwheel Conversions
Full type conversions with ground school included on the 2 seat (tandem) Citabria 7KCAB landing and departing at temporary airstrips and farm strips requiring accurate approach techniques and short field skills. Briefings on survey and preparation of sites
4 seat Constant Speed Prop, Retractable Under-carriage Cessna 182RG
Full type conversions with ground school included
Constant speed propeller
Retractable undercarriage
Turbo charged engine

4 seat Pa28
Full type conversions with ground school included
Cross channel training available - to meet the Channel Islands NPPL requirements.  
IMC rating and revalidation


  • LAPL (A) and EASA PPL (A)

  • Post PPL additional training

  • upgrades from Microlight category

  • also owner/operator assistance or safety pilot

Aircraft types

Bellanca Citabria, Pa28-161, Cessna 182RG


Castle Air Academy


Gloucestershire Airport,
GL51 6SR

01452 341770


Based at Gloucester Airport in the UK, the Academy operates in a state-of-the-art purpose built facility and has produced in excess of 300 instrument trained pilots.

Uniquely as the UK’s largest helicopter charter company the Academy can also offer a career path for students who demonstrate they can meet the highest standards of flying as demanded by Castle Air.

The Castle Air Academy is an Approved Training Organisation with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in advanced training for qualified pilots including Instrument Rating, Instrument Rating Instructor, Type Ratings and Type Rating Instructor.

Clifton Aviation Ltd

Hangar SE40

Gloucestershire Airport  


GL51 6SP




Tel: 01452 690898


Open 7 Days a week, 9am to 5:30pm

How To Find Us:
Drive in the main Airport entrance and turn left at the Terminal building. You will find us 500 yards on the Right after Image Designs.

Clifton Aviation is primarily focussed on promoting the training of Pilots in the most modern aircraft available. We believe that the Cirrus range of aircraft equipped with their state of the art Avidyne and Perspective Avionics matches that objective perfectly.
We are able to provide the full range of factory specified Cirrus transition training, including SR20, SR22, Turbo, Avidyne and Perspective avionics.  
Flight Training Offered: 
Introductory Trial Flying Lessons
PPL (A) - Full Pilot Training Course
NPPL  - Training / Instruction
PPL Ground School Tuition
PPL Ground School Examinations
One to one Tuition
Gift Vouchers for all types of Flight Training training.
Advanced Training: 
Night Rating
IMC Rating
Rnav Procedures
Cirrus SR20 & SR22 Transition Training
Glass Cockpit Training
Other Services Offered: 
Self-Fly Hire
Licence Proficiency Checks
Licence Renewals
Aircraft Group Management
Aircraft Leasing
Wide Range of Pilot Supplies
Aircraft types
Piper PA28-161
Cessna 152
Cirrus SR20
Cirrus SR22

Cotswold Aero Club/
Cotswold Aviation Services Ltd

Tel 01452 713924
Fax 01452 854122


Contact Phil Mathews
Type of Training
EASA PPL(A), LAPL(A), UK NPPL(A), Night, IMC/IR(R), second pilots, AOPA Radio Nav. Multi and tailwheel on pilot’s own aircraft. Ground training for PPL Aeroplane and microlight writtens, R/T Licence
Aircraft types Robin R2112, Robin DR400/120 and Pa28R-200 Arrow

Gloucestershire Helicopters
Gloucestershire Airport
Glos GL51 6SR

Tel  07968 951 069



PPL (H) 
Advanced Training
Night Rating
Mountain Flying
PPL Ground School
Trial Lessons
Gift Voucher with personal messages
One to One tuition
Flight training now available for the full FAA syllabus (PPL, commercial & instrument) helicopters
Also biannual FAA flight reviews carried out
Authorised to carry out Licence Skill Tests, Type Rating Tests, Licence Proficiency Checks and Licence Renewals on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority, on all of the types of the helicopters listed

Aircraft Types Hughes 300
Hughes 500
Jet Ranger B206
Enstrom 280
Enstrom 480....and many others


Heli Air
is Europe’s largest Robinson Helicopter distributor, operating over 40 helicopters across 7 locations in the UK to the exceptional IS-BAO (H) safety standards.  Heli Air offers everything from pleasure flights and sightseeing tours to introductory lessons and full pilot training courses for:

  • Private Pilot’s Licence – PPL(H)

  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence – CPL(H)

  • Flight Instructor Licence – FI(H)

Call the Heli Air team on the details below to discuss your requirements. 

Contact: Brian Kane  01452 855500 / 07831 762500

Heli Air Limited - Gloucestershire Airport  Cheltenham  Gloucestershire  GL51 6SR


Gloucestershire Airport
Hangar SE49
Gloucestershire   GL51 6SR

Open 7 days a week 9am to 5.30pm

Tel 01452 714555
Fax 01452 714666

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To find us – use the main Airport entrance. Turn left by the Aviator restaurant and follow the meandering perimeter road all the way to the very end (approx. 0.6 of a mile) and we’re next to the Control Tower



PPL(H) flight training and ground school
CPL(H) Modular
Flight Instructor Course
Night Rating
Single Engine Type Ratings and Turbine Conversions in Robinson R22 & R44, Bell 206 Jet Ranger, Hughes H500, Hughes H300, Enstrom 480, EC120 and Twin Engine Type Ratings in AS355
Mountain Flying

CAA In house examiners authorised to carry out Licence
Skill Tests, Type Rating Tests, Licence Proficiency Checks and Licence Renewals.

CAA in house Radio Telephony examiner


We have Robinson R22 and R44, and Bell 206 Jet Ranger available for Self-Fly Hire


Private and corporate charter available in the Robinson R44, Bell 206 Jet Ranger and AS355 Twin Squirrel. Ideal for pleasure flying or travelling to sporting events such as the races, or to weddings, proms, anniversaries, birthdays, or any occasion where you would like to arrive in style. 


For potential owners, we can provide advice on purchase and hangarage of most types of helicopters.




JK Helicopter Training
Gloucestershire Airport
Glos GL51 6SR

Tel 07900680859


James Kenwright Helicopter Training at Gloucestershire Airport


Helicopter Private Pilot’s Licence PPL(H) Courses
Helicopter Flight Training - Type Rating Conversion Helicopter Night Rating Training Courses
Helicopter Flight Training - CPL(H) Commercial Flying Course Helicopter Training Courses- Examiner Services

Trial Lessons
One to One tuition
Gift Vouchers
Pleasure Flights

Authorised to carry out Licence Skill Tests, Type Rating Tests, Licence Proficiency Checks and Licence Renewals on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority, on all of the types of the helicopters listed:
Aircraft Types
Robinson R22, Robinson R44, Bell 206 and many others

Rise Helicopters
Tel 01452 857083

Type of Training Gift Vouchers for Trial Lessons & Air Experience Flights
PPL(H) Flying Training and Ground School
Private & Business Charter
Corporate Events
Pleasure Flights
Self Fly Hire
Sourcing & Maintenance
Aircraft Types Robinson R-22, Robinson R-44

Staverton Flying School
Tel 01452 712388
Fax 01452 713565

Established 1965

Type of Training PPL (A),Night Rating, IMC, NVQs, Aerobatics, Second Pilots, AOPA Radio Nav, Ground Training
Aircraft Types Cessna 152, Cessna 172,

The Flying Shack 
Tel 07721 404 923

Type of Training Trial lessons in our aircraft over the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.
3-axis microlight training
PPL/NPPL hire of our Eurostar aircraft, with a great "Frequent Flyer" wet hire rate.
Friendly & enthusiastic instructors and staff.
A great club atmosphere, promoting the adventure of grass roots flying for fun.
An information point for all things sport aviation.
A Pilot (and non-Pilot) shop selling all sorts of aviation goodies.
Hot and cold drinks and snacks.
A (club) licenced bar and clubhouse, available for small events and private hire.
A club car park and grassed paddock, offering great views of the airport and surrounds.
A calendar of events centred on the clubhouse.
Aircraft Types two Evektor EV97 Eurostar and one Quantum microlight