Welcome to the home of flight training in the North West

Based at Hawarden (Chester), Merseyflight are the region's premier pilot training venue.

Learn to fly with the North West’s No 1 flying school

Whether you’re interested in a career in aviation, learning to fly for fun, or just looking for a flight experience – we can help.

Trial Flying Lessons


For those looking to buy a one-off gift experience for others, or even curious about starting to learn to fly themselves.

Learn to fly


For those looking to gain their pilot’s licence – whether for pleasure or for a career. No prior experience necessary.

Why Merseyflight?

Experienced Flight Instructors

Our team of professional flying instructors have tens of thousands of hours experience between them. They are career instructors dedicated to training new pilots and they are known and respected throughout the industry.

First class training aircraft

Our fleet of Piper PA-38 Tomahawk and PA-28 Cherokee aircraft are second to none. Smart, meticulously maintained and extremely well equipped, our wings are the envy of all other flying schools.

Online groundschool

Free video tutorials for both the theoretical and practical side of the course, interactive course syllabi, online mock exams and much, much more. Merseyflight members get access to all of these resources via their own online login portal.


Flight simulator

Members can make use of our high-tech flight simulator to reduce their flight training costs and continue to learn – whatever the British weather throws at them!

Online booking

As a Merseyflight member you will be able to view aircraft and instructor schedules online and request bookings 24/7. Select your date, time, instructor and favourite aircraft via our user friendly booking system.

Reduced costs

Students flying from our Hawarden base benefit from cheaper landing fees and no expensive transits through controlled airspace – giving them the best opportunity to complete their training in minimum hours.

Base facilities

Our base aerodrome is open rain or shine and boasts full Air Traffic Control services,  hard runways which remain open during the winter months, multiple instrument approach options and night flying facilities.

Online student records

Monitor your progress and access your training records any time, anywhere. Get the most from your flying lesson by learning from your instructor’s constructive critique before your next booking.


Our Hawarden base offers unrivalled vistor facilities, including an on-site restaurant with runway view, a secure airside viewing park with childrens playground, public conveniences and free parking.

Electronic logbook

Merseyflight members benefit from access to their personal flying logs online. Export your flights to excel or to other third party logbooks.

Value for money

We invest in the highest calibre of Flying Instructor, aircraft, training facilties and resources. Pound for pound you get more from a Merseyflight membership.

So many people can't be wrong!

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