Josh Mawson

Private Pilot

"Gamston Flying School really are a first class training provider. I would totally recommend them to anyone."


From a young age, like most, I was fascinated with aviation. As I grew older this fascination never left me. Always looking to the sky thinking 'Imagine if'. It was always my dream that I am now lucky enough to be able to follow. I like that no two days are the same and that there is always something new to learn. After my first flight with GFS I knew I had 'The Bug'. Its something that can only be described as an addiction. From that moment I knew it was inevitable I had to follow my dream and become a pilot. The sense of achievement is overwhelming, the principles of flight are mind boggling, the travel is a bonus and the views aren't half bad either.

I'll start by saying that I could not have found a better place to start my training than Gamston Flying School. The whole team there are great. They give you the best support and the best service. Their professionalism really stands out across the business. I managed to get my PPL in just 10 weeks thanks to GFS. They have fantastic instructors and a great course structure. I have met some good friends and I will never forget my time here. Gamston Flying School really are a first class training provider. I would totally recommend them to anyone.

I now have my PPL. Along side working full time I am currently studying for my ATPLs, hopefully taking my first 6 exams shortly. I am also hour building to get 100 hours PIC time so I can start my CPL/MEP/IR course upon my ATPL completion.

I'd like to get my (F)ATPL hopefully within the following 12 months and to ultimately fly for an airline company.

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