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Scotland - Training for PPL at Prestwick

Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:57
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Scotland - Training for PPL at Prestwick

Hi all,

Iím at the stage where, after having a couple of Ďexperienceí flights over the past few years, Iím ready to start exploring obtaining my PPL. Iíve done the usual research online and know that itís important to work with a good instructor at a good flight school or club Ė however finding them seems to be the hard bit!

Does anyone have prior experience or feedback on training opportunities at Prestwick, either at the school or the club? Itís my local and would probably be the best place to learn for convenience, but itís a bit commitment so I want to try and make the right decision.

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 17:05
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There are two options at Prestwick.
Prestwick Flying Club is more orientated towards private owners, and I'm not sure if they currently offer PPL training, although I'm willing to be corrected on that one!.
Prestwick Flight Centre is the main school at the airport. There's currently, I think, three instructors and a small fleet of the standard training a/c.
Pick the phone up and give them both a call.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 17:31
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I know people at both, although I'm not local - both have always impressed me with their approach and professionalism.

I'd suggest arranging to visit both, then deciding which you like the look of best.

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Old 30th Mar 2019, 15:35
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I undertook my training and passed my PPL at Prestwick Flight Centre starting in September 2017. I am currently undergoing the IR(R) training. George McNaughton has been my instructor throughout, and I can recommend both George and the Flight Centre.

Happy to answer any questions you may have, just drop me a DM.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 16:42
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Second it, give Prestwick Flight Centre a call

I'm in there a few times a week and happy to have a chat
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 11:18
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Great place to learn to fly, very social and can introduce you to life after the PPL with a number of based groups.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 02:05
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Take Over

Looks like the Prestwick Flight Centre has been taken over by Leading Edge at Glasgow.
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