Bournemouth provides the ideal location for professional training and CAA tests. The airport is situated within a control zone with secondary radar, and offers a wide range of facilities. There are two runways, with ILS/NDB/DME approaches on both. Training can therefore be carried out without expensive repositioning.
Although the CAA closed its regional Flight Test Centre last year, there are still two full-time CAA examiners in the local area. In addition, due to the changes to be implemented when EASA comes in, the CAA has trained up a number of authorised CAA examiners for the IRT. Taking into account the already authorised examiners for the CPL skill test, there are now quite a number of authorised examiners in the Bournemouth area. Booking tests is therefore rarely a problem.
The climate is very good with few days lost each year due to weather.
France and the Channel Islands are less than one hour away by air, and many of our students have benefitted from the added experience and interest of going overseas within their training.
Bournemouth itself is a most attractive area with inexpensive bed and breakfast accommodation close to the airport.