Welshpool, Mid-Wales Airport, lies in the Severn valley, about two miles south of Welshpool town. The airport was converted from a grass strip in 1990 to today's full tarmac runway 1,020m long.
The Airport provides a range of commercial air services as well as an excellent General Aviation service for visitors and locally-based aircraft.
The canteen is staffed weekends, serving bacon & sausage rolls, plus burgers. On weekdays, it's self-service with vending machines (hot & cold drinks and snacks, plus always selection of cakes).
You can learn to fly here in any of three different "styles"...
Welshpool Flying School - Tel : 01938 555264
We train using Cessna 150 & 152 to PPL & NPPL licence level. With our enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors you can also carry out further training to IMC & night ratings. A large number of the pilots who regularly fly at Welshpool will have passed out of our flying school. Lessons are charged at £125 per hour flown. This is inclusive of instructor fee, fuel, all landings at Welshpool and your ground lessons. If you are in a hurry to get airborne we also offer intensive PPL courses and self-fly hire of our planes at £100 per hr.
Whizzard Helicopters - Tel : 01938 555860
If helicopters are more your thing, then Whizzard Helicopter training can teach you to fly one of their Robinson R22s. The flying hours minima and ground exam requirements are almost identical to fixed wing aircraft. Why not book a 30 minute trial lesson at £165. For this you get a half-hour ground briefing followed by 30 mins in the air with an opportunity to try the controls for yourself. Accompanied by a fully qualified instrutor who will demonstrate what makes helicopters so magical. From then on the sky’s your limit.
Dragon Wings Microlight Flying School - Tel : 07833 684654
Nick James at Dragon Wings teaches students to fly the amazing EV97 Eurostar Microlight – which flys just like its bigger brethren only at a fraction of the cost. The NPPL microlight licence requires only a minimum of 25 hours flying, of which 10 hours must be flown solo and 3 hrs cross-country. The same ground exams apply. Lessons are at £120 per hour inclusive of ground lessons. Why not book a trial lesson, you never know where it might lead.