Why Choose Us

Flight Sport Aviation is one of Europe’s leading and yet affordable pilot training and light sport aircraft hire organisations. If you’re looking to experience flight for the first time or are an experienced pilot looking to hone your skills, we are here to help.

Based on the South East Coast we fly in some of the most beautiful and unrestricted environments in the UK and with airfields just a short hop from Brighton and Ashford we are the perfect place to begin your flying adventure.

Not only are we one of the UK’s most affordable Flight Schools we also provide high quality training in some of the best light sport aircrafts. We also provide your training over some of the most beautiful and unrestricted airspace the UK has to offer!

After obtaining your Private Pilot’s Licence with us that’s where the fun starts. We offer our students access to our hire club facilities, advanced training, regular fly outs to other airfields and a full schedule of winter flying at our school in Spain for the same hire rates as in the UK.

We also have a friendly club atmosphere with an eventful social calendar.

Learn To Fly

Whatever your reason to learn to fly we here at Flight Sport Aviation can help.

We are easily accessible from Brighton or Ashford and can offer some of the most affordable flight training in the UK.

We offer expert tuition with highly experienced instructors who will guide you every step of the way in order to achieve your pilots licence.

Our approach uses a mixture of flight theory (ground school) and practical flying experience which is outlined by the BMAA.

This includes:

  • A minimum of 25 flying hours under instruction
  • A minimum of 10 hours flying solo
  • 5 ground exams (navigation, air law, human performance and limitation, aircraft general, meteorology)

A minimum of 3 hours solo navigation (2 qualifying cross country flights)

What We Fly

All flight training at Flight Sport Aviation is undertaken in our fleet or Ikarus C42s and a Medway.

In our opinion the Ikarus C42 is the best 3 axis light sport training aircraft in its class. It is not only one of the safest and reliable aircraft, it is also extremely fun to fly. Our Medway is available as a first fly aircraft for those who are flying on a budget.

If you would like to see the Ikarus C42 click here.

Getting Your Private Pilot Licence

Obtaining your Private Pilot's Licence opens up a world of opportunities and we are here to support you all the way.

Our students tell us that flight training is one of the most memorable and rewarding parts of their flying adventure and obtaining their Pilot's Licence has opened up a whole new world of adventure, friendship and changed their perspective of the world we live in.


We charge £159 per flying hour under tuition and, unlike other flying schools, this includes the pre-flight briefing and post flight debrief. When you're ready for circuit training there is an additional charge of £25 per session which covers all landing fees.

For your exams you can choose to self-study but we also offer comprehensive ground school training on a one to one basis for just £40 per hour or group training at £25 per hour.

To complete your training you will need to undertake 5 exams charged at £35 each.

After completing your licence our aircraft are available to club members for £98 per hour for the Medway and £103 per hour for the Ikarus C42s inclusive of fuel, insurance, maintenance, headsets and all equipment including charts etc*

A club membership is required to hire our aircraft and is charged at £25 per month. This includes access to our social calendar and our club houses at Deanland and Headcorn. It also includes insurance for passengers and of course free teas and coffees!*

*Terms and Conditions apply


Intensive Flight Training

Intensive Flight training can be one of the best ways to achieve your Pilots Licence quickly and affordably.

Immersing yourself into regular training sessions will ultimately help to reduce the amount of time taken to achieve your goals.

If you have time on your side we can offer intensive training in the UK during the summertime and in Spain in the winter.

Please do call us for our tailor made intensive training package deals.