A friendly, professional flying club based at Bristol Airport. With a great view of the airfield, indoor/outdoor seating and a licensed cafe and bar, the club is open to all and has plenty of free parking. Offering a whole host of training from the Private Pilots Licence (PPL) through to the Night Qualification and IMC Rating, and If you are new to the world of aviation we also provide a wide range of trial lessons as tasters, or to get you started on the road towards a PPL. Our highly professional instructors have an admirable reputation for their excellent standards.
It is that time of year where we look back on past achievements, 2021 has been a great year for our instructors and students. Despite the challenges caused by the …read more
We are pleased to announce that we have a new instructor that has joined the team here at Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club. We extend a warm welcome to Ian …read more
Following the UK CAA’s change to E-Exams for the PPL, you will now need to Register to the CAA Portal to allow Bristol & Wessex to book your PPL E-Exams. …read more
A wonderful flight club and flight school full of knowledgeable people with thousands of hours of experience and many stories to tell. Trail lessons are also offered for those who want to try the sensation of flight as well. A great place to have an unforgettable experience and a great place to learn how to fly!
Accompanied my wife on a 1 hour Flying lesson on 11 Feb 2019 which I bought for her birthday. Young man on reception was very polite and helpful. A little late in arranged start time but the experience was fantastic for the wife who flew the Cessna172 for nearly all the hour. Thanks to instructor Kevin who was superb and helped so much in making the experience unforgettable. Fantastic value for money if you are looking for something to buy for that special someone in your life.
Purchased a flying lesson last year for a relative who is an aviation enthusiast, this was an enjoyable experience. The instructor was an older gentleman with lots of knowledge and enthusiasm for flying. Also the onsite cafe was a great place to fill your stomach before the experience. Easy to find if you follow the instructions to Silver zone car parking. I would purchase again.
Choosing a club was the best decision I have made in recent years. My first flight was with Jonathan in February and I was very impressed with his professionalism. After a few months of learning, I think the choice was right. Everyone in the club are friendly, professional and helpful. Until now I have had the opportunity to fly with most of the pilots from the club and I am full of appreciation for their aviation and teaching abilities.
I had a fantastic 30 minutes flying lesson with John today. Was very informative right from take off to landing. Very enjoyable, hope to be back soon.
Thank you BWAC, and Leon. Josh had a fantastically awesome flight sim experience. He's still smiling and chatting about it an hour later, which for an introverted, 12 year old, is highly unusual. I'm sure we will be back again.
Everybody at the club is very friendly, and I felt welcome and a part of the club from day one. I look forward to finishing off my PPL course and continuing to learn from the wealth of knowledge and highly professional team at B&W. 5 stars!
Bristol & Wessex Flying Club is a dedicated and professional flying school based at Bristol Airport. I have really enjoyed my training experience; the instructors, ground school and facilities are excellent.
Right from the first visit to Bristol and Wessex it was clear that this is the foremost school to learn to fly with in the Bristol area. With helpful staff, excellent instructors and informative ground school tutors I couldn't have hoped to find a better club to train with.