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 all-day breakfasts, panini, burgers, soups and much more. 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 three different “styles”…
Our flying school here at Welshpool is a small and friendly school. Opened in 2014, it is the sister training facility to Flintshire Flying School based at Hawarden Airport which has been successfully training pilots since 2009. All aircraft are maintained on sight at Hawarden by an engineering partner keeping aircraft downtime to a minimum. Flying with an instructor is £145 per hour in a PA38 Piper Tomahawk. Many other offers are available including training courses, pilot hire and gift vouchers. The flying school operates weekdays and weekends and our door is always open so feel free to drop by for a chat.
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.
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.
Last but by no means least, the airport is the mid Wales base for Wales Air Ambulance. We have a lot to be thankful for…