Goodwood is a great base to fly from. We are surrounded by beautiful surroundings for local flights and are little more than an hour from Le Touquet or the Channel Islands for those who wish to venture further afield. Self-fly hire is also available out of hours so you can fly in the evenings if this is more convenient for you. We will provide you with details of the procedures to be followed.
Aircraft available for self-fly hire
Currently, the Cessna 172s and the Piper Super Cub are available for self-fly hire. All self-fly hire is subject to a check out with a Goodwood Flying School Instructor and currency requirements depending on experience.
Cessna 172S G-HLOB, G-LOOC, G-DBOD, G-NXOE
Our 172s are equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics and full autopilot, providing scope for further training and comfortable touring. This also makes them a good choice for those with Commercial flying aspirations, as glass cockpits increasingly become the norm in airliners and executive aircraft. Despite this, they are no more complex to operate for basic VFR flying than the traditional analogue equivalent.
Piper L21B Super Cub G-DRGL
Our Cub was built in 1954 and started life with the Dutch Air Force, the ‘L’ designation indicating military specification. ‘GL’ is powered by a 150hp Lycoming O-320 and is fitted with flaps. She joined the fleet in 2015 after a full restoration and is much loved by all who fly her. The Cub is a classic aircraft and great for honing your stick-and-rudder skills. If you have not flown tailwheel aircraft before, we can provide differences training as required.
Frequently Asked Questions
A standard slot length is two hours and you will be charged on the Hobbs time flown. During summer hours, if you take an aircraft for longer than this there is a minimum charge of half the booked period (e.g. For a four-hour slot you will be charged for a minimum of two hours). Overnight stays are at the discretion of the Flying School Manager.
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