Come and fly with us
Flight Training London is a UK CAA approved, professional and safe flying school. Located at London Elstree Aerodrome in North London and well within the M25, we are easily accessible by road, railway or tube. The aerodrome benefits from being the closest aerodrome to Central and North London.
We offer PPL training, NPPL training, IMC / IR(R) training, Night Rating / Flying, Trial Flights, Self Hire, Complex Aircraft Conversions, Ground School, Aerobatic Flights / Training, Tail Dragger training, Gift Vouchers and aviation merchandise.
We provide 1 on 1 training for people wanting to fly for fun as well as those who want to embark on a commercial flying career.
Our team of experienced instructors are friendly, approachable and provide excellent support throughout the entirety of your training. Staff are always on hand to help and guide you through the exciting journey in gaining the particular training you are after and provide excellent advice on getting your commercial license after completing your PPL, or exciting adventures to undertake simply with your Private Pilots License.
Ivan Kurbanov is the founder/director and CFI of Flight Training London and is an instructor and examiner for PPL, IMC IR(R), Night, Tail-dragger and ground school theory. He has nearly 5000 flying hours of which most are instructional.
Nadir Ghoorbin is the Deputy CFI and teaches PPL, ground school theory and Aerobatics.
Simon Walker is a commercial pilot on PC-12 and works at Flight Training London during the week as an Instructor and Examiner for PPL IMC / IR(R), Night, Twin Engine and Tail-dragger.
Cameron Thompson is our part-time instructor who works on weekends who also flies PC-12 and can teach PPL, IMC / IR(R) & Night Flying.
Tamsyn Illman works as the operations and marketing manager as well as the organiser of various events and fly-outs.
Our basic training fleet include PA28, Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 aircraft. Aerobatic training can be undertaken in an Aerobat 150 or Extra 200 and Tail-dragger training can be taken in a Cessna 140.
London Elstree Aerodrome provides an exciting base to conduct your training with a Café on-site as well as a Pooley’s Aviation Shop and an array of large aircraft and visiting aircraft, not to mention the frequent film shooting or celebrity appearance being so close to Warner Bros and Elstree Film studios.
With our good social atmosphere and events being held throughout the year, Flight Training London also provides a place to meet like-minded people as well as an environment to start networking within the aviation industry.
Flight Training London has also proven popular for visiting aviators from all over the world to hire aircraft with an instructor and see what it is like to fly in a busy but scenic airspace along the Thames in London. Visitors can benefit from learning how to navigate safely in the airspace between 4 of the 5 major airports near London.
We are open 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 8:00pm.