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Jack Homans & Will Stainer QXCs

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Jack Homans and Will Stainer, who both completed their Qualifying Cross Country trips today.

Patrick Tickner First Solo

Posted on: August 6th, 2017 by Ben

Congratulations to Patrick Tickner who flew solo for the first time yesterday! To see the flight for yourself click the link here:

Dave Snook QXC

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Dave Snook who completed his Qualifying Cross Country today!

Will Walker GST Pass

Posted on: May 27th, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Will Walker who passed his PPL skills test! Will managed to pass with around 47 hours which is a huge achievement! Well done from everyone at GoFly!

Will Walker QXC

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Will Walker who completed his qualifying cross country this weekend! Will has made the ascension from model aircraft flying to the real thing with ease!

Anthony Gillham GST Pass

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by enquiries

Congrtulations to Anthony Gillham who passed his skills test with GoFly! You may see Anthony and his signature cushion in an airfield near you soon!

Angus McMahon GST Pass

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Angus McMahon who passed his PPL skills test this week!

Goodbye To Graham

Posted on: April 16th, 2017 by enquiries

Today Graham departed from GoFly! Graham has been a fantastic instructor at GoFly and will be sorely missed! His dedication, humour, and easy going manor coupled with his years of experience made him into one of the best instructors we have seen! Graham has now decided to take a break from instructing to spend down time with family.

Rob Donnellan GST Passs

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Rob Donnellan who passed his PPL skills test this week! A glorious day for flying well utilised to earn a licence.

G-BFNK New Livery

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by enquiries

Welcome back G-BFNK! Looking nice in the club colours!

Simon Dickinson First Solo

Posted on: February 18th, 2017 by enquiries

Congratulations to Simon Dickinson, who flew solo for the first time today!

Clocks Go Forward

Posted on: March 26th, 2016 by Ben No Comments

Clocks go forward one hour at 0100 tomorrow morning; TAFS, METARs and NOTAMS will still be displayed in Zulu (i.e. unchanged) time.

“I Learned About Flying From That” Evening Event

If you hold your revered Flight Instructor to be infallible and incapable of making mistakes as mere mortals do, then come along to “I Learned About Flying From That”. The evening will focus on previous errors and situations encountered by our FIs, as they recount their past experiences and use of Threat And Error Management (TEM). Please enquire at Ops (01722 212077 or for further details.

The 2015 Roll of Honour

Posted on: December 23rd, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Today is the last day of flying in 2015 for GoFly. Many thanks to all our students, private hirers and staff that made this an awesome year! We present to you the 2015 GoFly Roll of Honour, and congratulate all those who qualified for inclusion this year.   The GoFly 2015 Roll of Honour    PPL Skills Test Pass Jason Hearn Stephen Brindley Emma Taylor Private Ferdinando Jason Bamford Will Thomas Kristen Steele Hristo Karadzhov Nick Jenkins   Qualifying Cross Country Completion Hristo Karadzhov Emma Taylor Private Ferdinando Clive Huntley Steve Springett  Kristen Steele Nick Jenkins John Goldsmith   First… Read More »

GASCo Safety Evening at Old Sarum

Posted on: December 19th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

The GASCo Safety Evening for Old Sarum will be held at 7pm on Thursday March 10th, at the Boscombe Down Aviation Museum (next door to us). This event is free and open to all; please feel free to come on down! Please enquire at Ops for details ( or 01722 212077)  

Christmas Voucher Sale

Posted on: December 5th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Looking for an awesome Christmas present to give? We’re currently offering trial lessons from £99 over the Christmas period. Check out the online shop here, or give Ops a call to give someone the gift of flight this holiday season!

CAA Safety Sense Leaflets

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

The CAA Safety Sense leaflets offer excellent information on a wide range of topics relevant to the private pilot, from good airmanship, to the use of GPS, to aircraft performance and many more. Our instructors highly recommend them to our students and pilots alike; and as we move into winter, we’d very much recommend reading at least Safety Sense Leaflet 03; Winter Flying! The full list of leaflets can be found here in .pdf format;

Old Sarum Airfield Status Page

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Many of our student pilots and private hirers know to check NOTAMs and Met information before flight. However, most don’t know that Old Sarum Airfield produces a daily Airfield Status page, which includes; -Runway condition information -Boscombe CMATZ status -Parachuting operations status -Salisbury Plain Danger Area information (at weekends) -Any other relevant Old Sarum Airfield operational info This page can be found here; We normally check this as part of our daily preflight briefing, and would recommend you do too!

Own or Group Aircraft Bookings

Posted on: November 19th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

If you’d like to booking training in your own aircraft, our online bookings system is now set up to show own (or group shared) aircraft bookings. When you make a booking, simply select “Other Aircraft” as opposed to one of our own, and select the desired times, instructor and flight type as normal. Then enter your aircraft registration in the “Slot Display Text” field (see left hand photo below). Your booking will then show under your account, with the aircraft displayed via the new “other aircraft” section of the booking sheet (see right hand photo below).

From the Chief Flying Instructor; PPL GPS Navigation Training.

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

We now are including formal training in the use of the GPS functionality into our navigation syallabus. This will be done in a session after the basic but before the QXC (qualifying cross country) and will comprise ground training and use in flight. Folders with relevant information are to be found in briefing room 1. GPS 430 simulators have been installed on each of the briefing room computers (as this previous post refers). Although appreciating the more complex facilities of the GNS430 is the ultimate goal, at the pre PPL Skills Test stage interpretation of the map, use of the… Read More »

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