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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!

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.

Simon Dickinson First Solo

Posted on: February 18th, 2017 by enquiries

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

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 »

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).

Remembrance Sunday

Posted on: November 8th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Please note today there will be no aircraft movements permitted between 10:50 and 11:05; this is to allow a two minutes silence at 11:00 for Remembrance Sunday. This NOTAM refers; Q) EGTT/QFALC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5106N00147W005B) FROM: 15/11/08 10:50 C) TO: 15/11/08 11:05E) AD CLOSED TO ALL MOVEMENTS EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY. THE AD WILL OBSERVE A 2 MINUTE SILENCE AT 1100  

Garmin 430 GPS Simulator

Our PA-28 training aircraft are equipped with the highly capable and widely used Garmin 430 Com/Nav GPS systems; this system combines radio, VOR navaid and GPS functions, making it essential for students and private pilot hirers to be familiar with it’s operation.  Garmin have helpfully made a PC-based simulator & manual available, and we regard this simulator as an invaluable training aid at GoFly – it’s much easier (and cheaper!) to familiarise students with the system in slow time using a desk computer. We’d recommend booking groundschool with your friendly flight instructor for a full in-depth brief on the system,… Read More »

Newsletter Out!

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Our latest email newsletter is out – it contains some useful information and tips from our C.F.I, Student News, articles from our F.I Ben about Online Bookings and GPS. If you’d like to receive it and haven’t, please email to be put on the mailing list!

New Met Office Site – Features Added

The recently launched new Met Office general aviation site has recently been updated; the regional TAF and METAR lists are back by popular demand! The lists can be found here. Bear in mind the “old” Met Office GA site will be retired on 31st December this year. If you’ve not already signed up for the new service, you can do so on this page.  

Ishmael Martinez’s First Solo

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

Ishmael today successfully flew his first solo! Well done from all of us here at GoFly; Ishmael works as an aircraft engineer, and is therefore normally found designing aircraft, however today he took to the skies alone for the first time. Well done Ishmael – we look forward to the rest of your training with us.  

Nick Jenkins Skills Test Pass

Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Congratulations to Nick Jenkins, who today passed his PPL Skills Test and is now a qualified pilot! Nick has been one of our most dedicated and hardworking students in recent years, and his perseverance has certainly paid off. He now plans to fly further afield and explore the UK. We wish him well in his future aviating, and he’s earned a big “well done” from all at GoFly.  

Miles Ashley First Solo

Posted on: September 6th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Congratulations to Miles Ashley who did his first solo today! Miles carried out a beautiful landing this morning, and we think his smile will take at least two days to wear off. He’s earned a big “good job” from all the staff here at GoFly. Good work Miles!

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