This article will tell you how to find the right flight school for you. All flight schools in the UK have to be registered and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). However, there are different types of flying schools that offer different training options at varying costs. Learning to fly can be expensive.
Types of Flying School
There are two types of flight school in the UK: approved training organisations (ATOs) and registered training facilities (RTFs).
Facilities and Aircraft
Decide on whether you want to learn to fly planes, gliders or helicopters, then go and check out the facilities and aircraft of some different schools. Most will be happy to give you the tour and this also gives you the chance to talk to the staff and instructors.
Get Advice from Experts
Ask qualified pilots where they trained or get on some online flying forums to find the best schools in your area. If you don’t know any pilots, approach the flight school and ask to speak to some of their students or ex-students.
Ask for a Trial Lesson
Most training schools will give you this option, it will help you decide if flying is for you.