Aerobatic Rating

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

What are the privileges of an Aerobatic Rating?

Holders of a pilot licence for aeroplanes, TMG or sailplanes shall only undertake aerobatic flights when they hold an Aerobatic Rating.

What are the requirements of the course?

The Aerobatic Rating course comprises of theoretical knowledge instruction and five hours of flight instruction, covering slow flight and stalls, unusual attitude and spiral dive recoveries and aerobatic manoeuvres.

How long is it valid for?

Aerobatic Ratings are non-expiring, so as long as your licence is valid, your Aerobatic Rating is too. However, we set our own check dates, where your competence is assessed and refresher training can be performed.

Starting requirements


Your must hold a valid LAPL, Class Two or Class One medical certificate.


Your must hold an LAPL, PPL or CPL.


You must have completed at least 40 hours of total flight experience following LAPL(A) or PPL(A).

Why choose us?

Great training facilities

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training. Gamston is lit for night operations, meaning there's no need to go elsewhere.

Our friendly team of staff are always on hand, should you need assistance.

Simple to use online services

Our online booking system is quick and easy to use. We'll also send you confirmation and reminder emails.

You can also log in to our members area to see your future bookings, or access our documents store, keep your knowledge up to date and see other relevant information, like Gamston's weather.

Great membership benefits

We are able to offer free landings at Gamston whilst using our aircraft.

We'll remind you when your ratings are going to expire to ensure that you're always up-to-date.

We offer free hot drinks whilst you unwind after your flight.

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