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Old 26th Dec 2020, 19:51
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Stapleford Flight Centre

Anyone used Stapleford?

It offers the courses to get CPL through the modular route, I'm thinking of doing my PPL there to get started (assuming my Class 1 finally comes through).

It looks like an interesting place to learn due to the proximity to the London airports, and there's no charge for landings which is a bonus.

Has anyone got any first hand experience?


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Old 27th Dec 2020, 09:38
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Always had a reasonable reputation as far as I have heard. Only experience I have directly was years ago for my examiners initial.
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 11:02
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I learned to fly there many years ago. The saving on landing fees is useful, but they now have a fuel surcharge, I believe, which will need to be factored in. The issues which led me to seek alternatives elsewhere were the annoying habit of giving a booked aircraft to the commercial students without warning which meant a number of wasted journeys from London, and the lack of hard taxiways in the winter months which could lead to long waits at the hold of up to 20 minutes.

For the PPL you could also look at North Weald Flight Training. They have a sizeable fleet and North Weald has an operational environment of everything from ex-military fast jets and warbirds to biz jets, gyrocopters, the air ambulance andf police helicopters so can be quite a challenge at times but has hard taxiways which is a bonus in the winter. NWFT don't do commercial stuff, however.
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 13:08
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Never used the SFC for any training myself but in the forty or so years I have been in the GA business I have done some business with them and have always considered them a reputable company and see no reason whatsoever not to fly with them.
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 13:44
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Still only grass, but worth checking Damyn's Hall too.
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Old 28th Dec 2020, 08:55
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You can start your Modular training at any Club or School that is listed for PPL level training.
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Old 31st Dec 2020, 09:03
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Unfortunately, thanks to the COVID restrictions I'm not going to be able to start the training any time soon...

​​​​Even though it's part of my CPL/ATPL training, both of which are allowed as they're "work related", the flight schools all seem to be shut for the initial PPL!
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