Welcome to Brighton Aviation

The CAA has given permission for flight schools to open from Saturday, 4th July 2020.

The requirement for social distancing, cleansing/sanitising and PPE means that we have resumed flight training in a controlled, careful and phased manner.

At the moment we are only able to book in a limited number of trial lessons per day.  For those holding vouchers we are extending the validity and expiry dates.

 We will update this when we have further information and we look forward to welcoming you to Brighton Aviation.

In the meantime please stay safe.

We are available via email fly@brightonaviation.co.uk or by telephone on 01273 463101. Thank you


We are a flying school located on the south coast and surrounded by the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Whether you wish to gain a Private Pilots Licence or give a family member or special friend a wonderful gift for a birthday, Christmas or special occasion we look forward to seeing you.


Trial Lessons

Trial Lessons are an opportunity for you to see what flying is all about.

This is your opportunity to explore the beautiful sussex countryside from the air whilst experiencing the thrill of flying an aeroplane under the supervision of a very experienced instructor.

You can choose where you wish to fly – popular choices are flights to Beachy Head taking in Brighton seafront and Seven Sisters to the East or to the west a flight to Portsmouth Harbour taking in Arundel Castle and the Spinnaker Tower. If you fancy a longer trip you can choose an Isle of Wight land away.


Learn To Fly

We are here to help you realise your ambition of attaining a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).

Whether you want a pilot’s licence to take family and friends to different locations for lunch or for a summer evening’s flight to watch the sunset we can help you realise your dream.

Alternatively you may have aspirations of becoming a Commercial Pilot and undertake a Private Pilot’s Licence as an introduction to flying.


What We Offer


Photos on this page courtesy of Ian Haskell


“Pete is an excellent instructor and examiner. He puts you completely at ease and teaches you in a very professional and encouraging way.

I can highly recommend Pete and Brighton Aviation to anyone wanting to obtain a Private Pilots Licence, renew, revalidate or add additional ratings to a Licence or just to go flying for fun occasionally with a very experienced pilot and instructor/ examiner.”
Geoff Patterson, recently retired B747 Captain