Aerobatic Course

AOPA is actively involved in encouraging pilots to achieve added competence, and the AOPA Aerobatic Certificate course was specifically designed for those pilots who are interested in obtaining skill in basic aerobatic manoeuvres.

A number of AOPA Corporate Flying Training Organsisations in the UK are registered to conduct courses for the AOPA Aerobatic Certificate, which follows a specially designed syllabus of training.

The CAA did consider introducing a compulsory rating for any pilot who wished to perform solo aerobatics, but now the Authority recognizes the revised AOPA Course as a practical alternative. This course comprises 8 hours dual flying with an approved instructor who is qualified to give aerobatic instruction, covering the standard manoeuvres, and 8 hours of ground briefings/lectures.

Upon completion of the course to the required standard, the applicant will be signed off as competent at basic aerobatic manoeuvres on an application form provided in the Syllabus and upon receipt of this form, we will issue an AOPA Aerobatic Certificate to provide evidence of competency.

We are pleased to announce the new Aerobatic Syllabi (Basic and Standard).

Aerobatic Basic   Aerobatic Standard

FREE to AOPA Corporate Members who are registered to run the Aerobatic courses or a copy can be purchased from AOPA.

A list of registered Flight Training Organisations (FTOs) who offer the AOPA aerobatic certificate follows.

Ace Flight Training Tel: 01404 891811
24 Walcott Way Email:
Devon EX14 4XP  
Aerolease Limited Tel: 01487 834161
(Flying Club Conington) Email:
Erwin House  
Peterborough Business Airfield  
Peterborough PE7 3PX  
Biggin Hill School of Flying Tel: 01959 573583
Biggin Hill Airport Email:
Biggin Hill  
Kent TN16 3BN  
Blackbushe Aviation Tel: 01273 877727
(A Redair Flight Centre) Email:
Blackbushe Airport  
Nr Camberley  
Surrey GU17 9LB  
Bournemouth Flying Club Tel: 01202 578558
Aviation Park Estate Email:
Bournemouth International Airport  
Dorset BH23 6NE  
British Airways Flying Club Tel: 01494 529262
Wycombe Air Park Email:
Booker, Marlow  
Buckinghamshire SL7 2DP  
Cambridge Flying Group Tel: 01223 293343
Marshall’s Airport Email:
Newmarket Road  
CB5 8RX  
Cambridge Aero Club Tel: 01223 373717
Cambridge City Airport Email:
Newmarket Road  
CB5 8RX  
Cornwall Flying Club Tel: 01208 821419
Bodmin Airfield Email:
Cornwall PL30 4BU  
Coventry Flying School Tel: 01203 301428
The New Clubhouse Email:
Rowley Road  
CV3 4FR  
Cleveland Flying School Tel: 01325 332855
Teeside International Airport Email:
Durham DL3 1LU  
Cotswold Aero Club Tel: 01452 713924
Gloucestershire Airport Email:
Gloucestershire GL51 6SR  
Cubair Flight Training Ltd Tel: 01737 822124
Hangar 8 Redhill Airport Email:
Kingsmill Lane  
Redhill, Surrey RH1 5JY  
Exeter Flying Club Tel: 01392 367653
Exeter Airport Email:
Devon EX5 2BA  
Glasgow Flying Club Tel: 0141 8894565
Walkinshaw Road Email:
Scotland PA4 9LP  
Goodwood Road Racing Co Ltd Tel: 01243 755066
Goodwood Flying School Email:
Goodwood Aerodrome  
W Sussex PO18 0PH  
Hong Kong Aviation Club Ltd Tel: 852 2715555
Sun Wong Toi Road Email:
Hong Kong  
Jenx Aviation Tel: 01780 482107
Kopriva Email:
First Drift  
PE8 6JL  
Leicestershire Aero Club Tel: 01162 592360
Leicester Airport Email:
Gartree Road  
Leicester LE2 2FG  
RAF Lyneham Flying Club Tel: 01249 897567
Bldg 107 RAF Lyneham  
Wiltshire SN15 4PZ  
London Aerobatic Company Tel: 01869 340593
Denham Email:
Stable High  
Duns Tew  
Bicester OX25 6JS  
Moray Flying Club Tel: 01309 672161 x 7361
RAF Kinloss Email:
Nr Forres  
IV36 3UH  
O’Donoghue, Philip Tel: 01284 704297
Glandore House Email:
Queen’s Close  
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3ER  
Old Sarum Flying Club  
Old Sarum Airfield Tel: 07534 555684
Old Sarum Email:
Salisbury Website:
Wiltshire SP4 6DZ  
On-Track Aviation Limited Tel: 01789 842777
Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome Email:
Loxley Lane  
CV35 9EU  
Oxford Air Training School Tel: 01865 841234
Oxford Airport Email:
Oxon OX5 1QX  
Prestwick Flight Centre Tel: 01292 476523
Hangar 22a Email:
Prestwick Airport  
KA9 2PQ  
RAF College Flying Club Tel: 01400 262696
RAF Cranwell Email:
Lincolnshire NG34 8HB  
RAF Brize Norton Flying Club Tel: 01993 845886
RAF Brize Norton  
Oxford OX8 3LX  
RAF Halton Tel: 01296 622697
3 Hangar – The Airfield Email:
Royal Air Force  
Bucks HP22 5PG  
Real Flying Co Tel: 01273 440388
3 Cecil Pashley Way Email:
Shoreham Airport  
Shoreham by Sea  
W Sussex BN43 5FF  
Redhill Aviation Tel: 01737 822959
(A Redair Flight Centre) Email:
South Block, Redhill Aerodrome  
Kingsmill Lane  
Surrey RH1 5JY  
Rural Flying Corps Tel: 01954 719602
Bourn Airfield Email:
Cambridge CB3 7TQ  
Seawing Flying Club Tel: 01702 545420
Southend Airport Email:
South Road  
Southend on Sea  
Essex SS2 6YF  
Sheffield Aero Club Tel: 01909 475233
Netherthorpe Aerodrome Email:
Thorpe Salvin  
Nottinghamshire SBO 3JQ  
Sherburn Aero Club Tel: 01977 682674
The Aerodrome Email:
Leeds LS25 6JE  
Sherlowe Aerobatic Society Tel: 01952 770189
Sherlowe Airstrip Email:
Lower Grounds Farm  
High Ercall  
Shropshire TF6 6LT  
Sherwood Flying Club Tel: 0115 9811402
Nottingham Airport Email:
Nottingham NG12 4GA  
Shropshire Aero Club Tel: 01939 232882
Sleap Airfield Email:
Harner Hill  
Shropshire SY4 3HE  
Sky Leisure Aviation Tel: 01273 464422
(A Redair Flight Centre) Email:
lst Floor  
Terminal Building  
Shoreham Airport  
Shoreham by Sea  
W Sussex BN43 5FF  
Stapleford Flight Centre Tel: 01708 688380
Stapleford Flying Club Limited Email:
Stapleford Aerodrome  
Near Romford  
Essex RM4 1SJ  
Staverton Flying School Tel: 01452 712388
Gloucestershire Airport Email:
Gloucester GL51 6ST  
South Warwickshire Flying Club Tel: 01789 840094
Wellesbourne MountfordAerodrome Email:
CV35 9EU  
Sussex Flying Club Tel: 01273 440852
Terminal Building Email:
Shoreham Airport  
West Sussex BN43 5PF  
Tatenhill Aviation Ltd Tel: 01283 575283
Tatenhill Airfield Email:
Newborough Road  
DE13 9PD  
Tayside Aviation Tel: 01382 644372
Mercury Way Email:
Riverside Drive  
Dundee DD2 1UH  
Thomsonfly Flying Club Tel: 01582 644795
c/o Thomsonfly Email:
Wigmore House  
Wigmore Lane  
Bedfordshire LU2 9TN  
Tiger Airways Tel: 01452 854141
Hangar SE38 Email:
Gloucestershire Airport  
Gloucester GL51 6SR  
TG Aviation Tel: 01843 823656
Manston Airport Email:
Kent CT12 5BP  
Ultimate High Tel: 01243 576137
Kemble Airfield Email:
Glos GL7 6BA  
Wellesbourne Flyers Limited Tel: 01789 841066
Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome Email:
Nr Warwick  
CV35 9EU  
West London Aero Club Tel: 01628 823272
White Waltham Airfield Email:
Berkshire SL6 3NJ  
Wycombe Air Centre Tel: 01494 443773
Wycombe Air Park Email:
Near Marlow  
Buckinghamshire SL7 3DR