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In the air since 1925

We are delighted to announce that Pilot training and testing firm PTT Aviation have now completed the acquisition of Northumbria Flying School.


This expands operations from the training facility at Leeds Bradford Airport & Durham Tees Valley Airport to offer private and commercial flight training offers across the three sites. Over the next few weeks our main aim is to ensure customers see a seamless transition into the new operation.

Based at Newcastle International Airport, on the same site since 1936! We have a rich heritage in the UK and in 2015 we celebrated the 90th Birthday of Newcastle Aero Club, now Northumbria Flying School. We hope you enjoy our website and photo galley that are dedicated to preserving some of the glorious memories. 

So what better place is there to come to if you've always wanted to learn to fly; we can help you fulfil that dream. Or perhaps you know someone who wants to be a pilot? What better gift than an air experience flight or first flying lesson at Northumbria Flying School?

Committed to your success


Congratulations!  Northumbria Flying School at Newcastle Airport is the perfect choice for all your aspirations when it comes to being a safe and proficient pilot. Whether you just want a taster of the lifestyle, or you want to become fully qualified, Northumbria Flying School has the knowledge and dedication to allow you to succeed in a safe, professional and relaxed environment and we will do so as cost-effectively as we possibly can.

Our training


You can begin your pilot training with us with absolutely no previous experience. As a member of Northumbria Flying School you get unrivalled access to some of the very best instructors in the UK, all supervised by our Chief Flying Instructor who has over 15,000 flight training hours and more than 35 years flight training experience. They will guide you through the practical and theoretical aspects of the course until you become one of a growing number of people in the UK to possess their own pilots licence; a figure that currently stands at less than 1 in 2000.


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