On Wednesday 10 December 2014, Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, officially opened The Bristol Flying School at Bristol Airport.
This new purpose-built facility provides offices, training rooms, bar and restaurant facilities situated to the south of the runway.
The building will be the new home of The Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club providing training for student pilots with all the support of a flying club network. Aeros Flight Training offers commercial pilot training. Both businesses and their members can take full advantage of the Flight Lounge, bar and restaurant with extensive views of the Airport whilst relaxing in the lounge area.
Invited guests joined representatives from Bristol Airport and Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club for the official opening and plaque unveiling of the new facilities.
Barry Bailey, Bristol Flying School and Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club said:
“This is a very special day and we wanted to celebrate everyone’s achievement and their involvement in this project. Since the purchase of Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club in 2009 we have been working hard with Bristol Airport to identify the right investment opportunity and we are proud that we are now making this a reality in 2014. The club has an unmatched history in the Bristol area dating back to 1927 and with the construction of The Bristol Flying School the future remains set to meet the original club aim; to promote civil General Aviation flying in Bristol and the surrounding area.”
Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport said:
“I am delighted to officially open The Bristol Flying School at Bristol Airport. This new facility will assist pilots across the South West by providing the latest facilities for students learning to fly or looking to further develop their careers in the aviation industry.
“Not only is Bristol Airport proud to be home to one of the oldest established flying clubs in the UK, we are delighted this is now coupled with a leading edge commercial pilot training facility.”