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Aircraft Keys

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

We have had a few incidents lately of people going home with the aircraft keys – you know who you are! In order to try and prevent this, firstly I suggest that you don’t put the aircraft keys in your pocket, clip them to your kneeboard so that you will see them and not forget to hand them in. Secondly we are now introducing exchanging aircraft keys for car keys. When you ask for the aircraft keys you will be asked for your car keys, these will be returned to you when you hand back the aircraft keys.

Fly-outs 2012

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

I am putting together a programme of fly-outs for next year, the aim is to have 6 through the year in total, with one overnight trip somewhere further afield. Please do let me have any suggestions or requests of places you’d like to go and whether you prefer longer or shorter trips. Fly-outs are a good opportunity to get to know other members, enjoy going to new places you wouldn’t necessarily feel able/want to go on your own. I realise long trips can stretch the ever limited budget though, so hope to get a mixture to suit everyone. Nicky Ops

Pooleys Discount

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

As you are hopefully aware, we sell various items in our school shop, mainly navigation kit and study books. We can order anything else you may require from AFE or Pooleys, but should you order anything direct from Pooleys they are offering a 5% discount if you use our code: Oldsarumflyingschool. The school benefits as well if you use this code so please spread the word!

Aerobility visits GoFly

Posted on: September 18th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

We were pleased to fly a couple of gentlemen today from Aerobility, a registered charity offering disabled people, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane. Frank & John both had a great time, and we hope to see them again soon! The Aerobility website can be found at


Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

The next fly-out will be to Duxford on Friday 23rd September, followed by the Isle of Man on 6th-7th October. Please note the change of dates for the Isle of Man fly-out to Thursday 6th – Friday 7th October. This should be a good trip so, if you haven’t already, please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested.

Welcome to Ben

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

I thought we should officially welcome Ben Koprowski on to the Instructing Team at Old Sarum. He has been working part-time in Operations for nearly a year and has now moved on to Instructing 3-4 days a week. You might still see him helping out behind the Ops desk occasionally though – I’m not letting him escape Ops entirely! Nicky Operations

Midweek Prize Draw – Congratulations!

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

Congratulations to Jun Yip who went solo for the first time this month. He is also the winner of our Midweek Prize Draw for the month so double congratulations! He will be receiving £50 off his next flight.

GoFly Facebook Page

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

We now have a Facebook page! Thanks to Ben for setting this up, if you are on Facebook then please check it out, there is a link below. It is an informal page for sharing useful information, photos, arranging beer nights etc so please use it!

Piper Arrow

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

Hopefully the run of reasonably decent weather will continue through the rest of August and September! For those interested in expanding their experience we could have use of a Piper Arrow, which is a complex aircraft with retractable undercarriage and constant speed propeller, and is well suited to serious touring – it has a faster cruise speed and is a ‘true four-seater’. If anyone is interested then please let Operations know.

Midweek Prize Draw & Pilot’s Club

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

The first winner of our Midweek Prize Draw for the month of July is Shane Cook – congratulations! His prize is an AT3 trial lesson voucher. For members of the Pilot’s Club, fly midweek and you’ll be entered into our monthly prize draw for the chance to win your choice of a 20min AT3 trial lesson to gift to a friend or family or £50 off your next flight!* Also, if a friend joins the Pilots Club on your recommendation, once we’ve activated their membership you’ll receive an hours’ worth of flying half price ! ** Best regards, Nicky *Winner… Read More »

OSFS Clothing

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

I am going to put the order in for the GoFly branded clothing in the next week, so please let me know if you wish to order anything. The fleeces are £34.99 and the polo shirts are £19.99, let me know if you need anymore details. Nicky

North Weald

Posted on: August 8th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

Two of our members recently flew G-SRUM to North Weald,  home of the North Weald Aviation Museum. The airfield has also been operational in various guises since 1916, and was an important Battle of Britain fighter station.  Below are some photos from their trip – photo credit to Colin Green.

Le Touquet Flyout a success!

Posted on: August 5th, 2011 by Ben No Comments

We are happy to report the Le Touquet flyout today was a success! 5 pilots in 2 aircraft made the crossing, returning with smiles and duty-free purchases. Five hungry pilots, two aircraft and one good weather forecast = Lunch in Le Touquet…All in the interests of broadening our aviation experience of course – thus it was that we found ourselves taxiing out on a nice day a couple of weeks ago having completed all the necessary formalities that are required to partake in an expedition of this magnitude. These included the filling in of the legendary GAR (General Aviation Report),… Read More »

Perranporth Flyout

Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Ben No Comments

The recent flyout to Perranporth airfield was a very successful and enjoyable day out and a great opportunity to visit somewhere different for a change. Four school aircraft and eight crews participated, and in addition to fantastic VFR weather, blue skies and beautiful beaches, it was also a good opportunity to learn from each other and to pick up tips, the most important one being: Never ask a Cornishman the quickest way to the sea! We have a number of other flyouts being planned throughout the year, the next on Friday 5th of August to Le Touquet, France. Please ask at… Read More »

Fly-outs for 2011

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 by Ben No Comments

Below is a list of fly-outs planned for 2011. You will notice some are 1 and 2 night stop-overs so we are giving you plenty of notice if you need to book time off work. The overnight fly-outs will require a some planning for accommodation etc, so if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible so we can start organising everything and booking aircraft. Please call us on 01722 322 525 or email us at to register your interest or book an aircraft. Depending on interest there should be opportunities to share the flying with another… Read More »

Christmas Opening Times

Posted on: September 29th, 2010 by Ben No Comments

Opening times for the Christmas and New Year period 2010/2011: Thurs 23rd Dec – 08:30 to 16:00 Fri 24th Dec – CLOSED Sat 25th Dec – CLOSED Sun 26th Dec – CLOSED Mon 27th Dec – CLOSED Tues 28th Dec – CLOSED Wed 29th Dec -CLOSED Thurs 30th Dec – 10:00 to SS Fri 31st Dec – 10:00 to SS (subject to popularity) Sat 1st Jan 2011 – 10:00 to SS (subject to popularity) Sun 2nd Jan 2011 – 10:00 to SS Mon 3rd Jan 2011 – 10:00 to SS

20% Discount for Pilots Club Members across the fleet!

Posted on: July 20th, 2010 by Ben No Comments

Exciting news! From today, our Pilots Club Members will receive a 20% discount off the cost of dual and solo hire rates across the fleet! Please see the GoFly new price list and website for details. Solo hire rates start from as low as £100 for an AT-3 and £120 for a PA28.

Tiger Moth Summer Special Offer

Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by Ben No Comments

During the month of June and July, pilots will receive a 10% discount off the cost of standard dual hire rates on our DH82A Tiger Moth G-ACDI. As always, our Pilots Club Members receive an additional 5% discount. Hourly rates start at just £201 with these discounts applied.

DH82A Tiger Moth joins the fleet!

Posted on: May 14th, 2010 by Ben No Comments

I have two exciting pieces of news to share with you. Firstly, I have the pleasure in announcing a fantastic new addition to our fleet, a 1933 DH82A Tiger Moth! A brief history of the aircraft will be added to our website in the next few days. Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce David Wood who joins us as a Flying Instructor. David will be providing instruction on this aircraft and across the rest of the fleet. The Tiger Moth will be available for hire on a dual rate basis to cover familiarisation, differences and ab-initio… Read More »

Flying 7 days a week!

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 by Ben No Comments

We have the pleasure in announcing that we are now fully open on a Thursday. Tom or Vic will be very happy to take aircraft reservations 7 days a week. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the day.

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