Flying clubs in West Sussex
Sportair Flying ClubFun, friendly flying club based at Chichester (Goodwood) using newly refurb'd PA38 Tomahawk, a Robin Regent DR400 and a Super Decathlon. Private non-equity group, just £75/month, then £75/hr wet (P38) or £105 per hour (Maule). Garmin avionics, Mode-S transponder, AV8R GPS. Easy to use web based booking system. Always ready to welcome new members!
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and find us on FB at sportair/funflying.
Flying Time AirbaseBased at Shoreham Airport and offering introductory flying lessons, training for a private pilots license and other flying training courses.
Goodwood AirfieldRichly detailed website with information for visiting pilots, flying conditions, details of many different types of flying lessons, and a tribute to Sussex legend Sir Douglas Bader.
Real Flying Company
Flying lessonsFlying school based in Shoreham which specialises in flying classic tailwheel aircraft, specifically the Stampe SV4c.
Shoreham AirportProvides visitor tours which last around 40 minutes. There is also a visitor centre which has a separate website.
Sussex Flying ClubProvides pilot training from its base at Shoreham Airport targeted at Private Pilot's Licence, night flying and instrument instruction as well as self-fly hire.
Airshows and aviation museums
Shoreham Airport Visitor CentreThe visitor centre has a large historical archive covering flying at Shoreham from 1910 only 7 years after the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk.
Shoreham AirshowExciting airshow in August each year with acrobatic displays and all sorts of weird and wonderful aircraft from the past and the present day
Tangmere Military Aviation MuseumTangmere was a famous Battle of Britain airfield and a logical choice for this fine aviation museum.
The collection contains a Hurricane, 2 Spitfires (one an interesting prototype), a Lightning, a Hunter, a Sea Harrier, a Phantom and many more.
There are themed halls based around the Battle of Britain, Tangmere's important part in breaking the air speed record and the preservation of historic aircraft. Flight simulators and a range of other facilities contribute to a museum that is well worth visiting.
Southdown Gliding ClubIt's a weird feeling gliding - sometimes you're travelling so slowly that it seems you must stall.
The Southdowns Gliding Club, which is based near Storrington offer trial lessons, for which you can buy a voucher online.
With the sea and the steep slopes of the South Downs closely there's plenty of updraughts and other currents. There's a lot of interesting information about gliding in general and the club in particular on the website and it's worth a read.
Hang-gliding in Sussex
Southern Hang Gliding ClubLeading lights of the "foot launch aviation community" - or hang gliders and paragliders to you and me.
The Club uses a number of sites from Beachy Head across to Devil's Dyke, organises frequent competitions and also holds talks and other events from time to time.
Icarus Wings Paragliding ClubIcarus Wings is a registered British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association School. There's some basic contact information on the website and some nice photos - but that's it.
Airsports ParaglidingAirsports is a Shoreham Airport based British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association licensed Paragliding school.
The school specialises in Elementary and Club Pilot courses and is open all year for Paragliding lessons and paragliding holidays.
Radio controlled flying
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath