We are pleased to announce that due to recent Government guidelines, as of Monday 6 July, dual and instructional flights will be allowed once more. However, we will only be able to offer trial lessons to those who are joining the club as members, to start their training. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our club.

Bristol Aero Club is a non-profit flying club aiming to share the joy of private flying at affordable cost. The club is run by volunteers supported by a highly experienced team of qualified instructors and maintenance engineers. We are regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and provide training courses and instruction to high standards.

Our three aircraft are based at Gloucestershire Airport, near Cheltenham, open seven days a week and easily accessible from Bristol, Swindon and Gloucestershire. We operate an online booking system, so you can book aircraft and instruction directly.


The club is open to everyone to join and we’ll do our best to make you feel welcome. For those considering learning to fly, we offer trial lessons where you’ll take the controls under the watchful eye of an instructor. Flight time counts towards any training course taken.

As an ideal present, buy one of our Trial Lesson Gift Boxes which includes a one hour trial lesson voucher valid for a year and a printed trial flight guide booklet that explains everything you need to know.

For those already with PPL licences, join our regular flyouts and share flights with other club members, or consider advancing your skills with a IR(R) rating. And if you’ve let your licence lapse, we’ll get you back in the seat and flying solo in no time.