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The UK's Leading Flight Safety Academy

Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PH, UK

Tel: +44 1243 913 916


Please read our joining instructions below before coming to fly with us.

We are very much looking forward to flying with you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or phone 01243 913916.

In advance of your course:

  1. Please pay the £300 deposit online from here (or alternatively phone us on 01243 913916 and we can take payment over the phone) to confirm your booking. The balancing payment for the course is payable on arrival on the first day.

  2. Complete our student background form from here.

  3. Pre-course reading – it is important to read and familiarise yourself with AUPRTA Rev 3 (ICAO).  This can be found here or downloaded as an app to your iPad from here

  4. Note that most courses start on a Monday and last 2-3 days; there is usually the option to carry on later in the week if (for example) we are delayed by weather.  We are closed on Sundays and bank holiday weekends.

What to wear/bring:

  1. Please arrive for 9.00am on the first day of your course.

  2. Please bring your licence and medical with you (and passport if a non-UK citizen).

  3. Food & Drink - Please ensure that you are well rested and have a light breakfast before arriving as we do not recommend flying on an empty stomach.

  4. Clothing – please wear casual clothes and light footwear with flexible soles – trainers (not flying boots) are ideal.

  5. We provide headsets so there is no need to bring your own.

Local Transport to and from Goodwood Aerodrome:

  • Please be aware that it is NOT SAFE or suitable to walk to the Aerodrome from any accommodation as all the roads in the area are narrow country lanes without pavements. There are also no buses. Therefore, you will either need to use taxis or a hire car as transport (if you do not have your own car).

  • Goodwood Aerodrome is the same location as the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Postcode PO18 0PH, the nearest town is Chichester. We are 60 miles south of London, between Brighton and Southampton. The Aerodrome entrance is on Claypit Lane. Our location is accurate on Google Maps and full directions can be found here.

Travelling from Overseas:

  • Southampton Airport is 35 miles away and should take around 40 minutes by car, although if you are travelling in the rush hour, congestion on the M27 can cause it to take much longer than this.  

  • London Gatwick Airport is 47 miles away (approx 1 hour by car and less affected by rush hour traffic).

  • Both Southampton and Gatwick Airports have good train connections to Chichester.  There are also direct trains from London Victoria which take around 1.5 hours.  Chichester railway station is a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the Aerodrome.

Accommodation - Goodwood Aerodrome - PO18 0PH

  • We do not normally recommend anywhere particular to stay as there is a lot of choice in the local area, and places can get very booked up.  It also depends on what your budget is and whether you prefer to be in the countryside or in town (Chichester, about 2 miles away).

  • We have good value guest accommodation available for up to 2 guests in Funtington village PO18 9DL which is a 10-15 minute drive to the west of Goodwood.  Please enquire for more details.

  • The 2 nearest hotels are the Goodwood Hotel and the Chichester Park Hotel.  Please note that both hotels are around 1.5 miles away from the Aerodrome and the narrow roads are not suitable for pedestrians.  

  • If you have a car, probably the cheapest place to stay is the Premier Inn or Travelodge in Chichester.  Otherwise, we recommend you try

  • In the winter months, please do not pre-pay for any accommodation before confirming with us which airfield we will be operating from (Goodwood or Solent Airport).

Accommodation - Solent Airport - PO13 9FU

  • Solent Airport is to the west of Portsmouth and is around a 45 minute drive from Chichester.  There are several airbnb and bed & breakfastst within walking distance of the airport, but no hotel accommodation close by.


The Operations Manager or Staff Instructor will make a final weather decision.  Please phone us the working day before your course begins to check on the forecast weather, any last-minute changes etc.  We normally require the following weather minima:

  • Crosswind max gust 25 kts

  • Cloudbase 4000' - can generally be lower if suitable gaps up to 4000' available, Viz>3km