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Trial Flying Lessons

Trial Flying Lessons make a great gift, or are the ideal way to enter the world of aviation.

Pilot Training

We offer initial training towards the EASA PPL alongside training for additional ratings such as the Aerobatic Rating.

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Aircraft Rental

Turn up and take off. Simple to use online booking means you can be flying whenever you want.

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From initial training for the EASA LAPL and EASA PPL to the Instrument Rating (Restricted),
Multi-Engine Ratings and Flight Instructor Courses.

Private Pilot Licence

The easiest way to take to the skies for pleasure, or the first step in a progression to commercial work.

Night Rating

Rather than landing due to dark, continue and get to your destination as planned.

Instrument Rating (Restricted)

This allows you to fly in slightly worse weather conditions, where visibility is lower than visual meteorological conditions.

Multi-Engine Piston Rating

Extend the privileges of your PPL and pilot aircraft with more than one engine.

Aerobatic Rating

Without doubt, aerobatic flight represents the pinnacle of 'hands on' flying.

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Dan - PPL Skills Test Passed - Jun 17
Michelle - First Solo Flight - Feb 17
Neil - PPL Skills Test Passed - Mar 17
Gwen - First Solo Flight - Apr 18
Richard - Renewed SEP - May 17
Sam - First Solo Flight - Mar 17

Who are we?


We're a friendly and professional flying school based just off the A1 near Retford, Nottinghamshire. We're less than an hour from Doncaster, Sheffield, Newark, Gainsborough, Mansfield, Nottingham and Lincoln.

Gamston Flying School opened for business in 2011, but just because we're young, it doesn't mean that we're not experienced! All of our Instructors have EASA Commercial Pilots Licences and we even have our own in-house examiners!

We're open for flying from 9am until 6pm nearly everyday of the year and there's always someone on the end of the phone - if you need to speak to us outside of these hours.

We make sure our customers are our main priority, whether you're with us for a 30 minute Trial Flight or you're a returning "solo renter".
And that shows, because our customers continue to give us positive feedback!

100% of our students passed their PPL skills test first time since 2012! So, why not call in for a chat over a cup of coffee?

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Our fleet


With our fleet of varied aircraft types, you're sure to find something to take your interest.

Cessna 152
Cessna 150 Aerobat
Piper PA28 Warrior
Piper PA28 Arrow
Grumman GA7 Cougar