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 Welcome to the home of flight training at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Merseyflight are the North West’s premier private pilot training organisation. We offer everything from one-off trial flights to Private Pilot Licence training courses and beyond.

Whether you are looking to buy a gift voucher as an experience for a loved one or are making the first, tentative steps towards embarking on a life-changing journey in to the world of aviation, you have come to the right place – absolutely no prior experience is necessary!

Trial 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. No prior experience necessary.

Beyond the PPL

For pilot licence holders looking to add, revalidate or renew additional ratings.

Student Pilot Honours

First Solo

20/09/2012 LASZLO JENET
29/09/2012 JOHN TRAVIS
05/10/2012 DAMION ROBINSON
05/01/2013 ADELINE SALIM
06/01/2013 JASPER JOHNS
30/01/2013 NIGEL PARKER
26/02/2013 ABDULAZIZ AL-IBRAHIM
01/05/2013 DANIEL ANGUS
24/07/2013 TARIQ ALI
29/08/2013 ANTONY MILLAR
19/01/2014 KEN DUFFILL
01/03/2014 ADAM MACDONALD
31/05/2014 DAVID CHEVEAUX
24/06/2014 SIMON MORUZZI
08/07/2014 MICHAEL MORUZZI
25/09/2014 PAUL SUTTON
14/11/2014 NIGEL GUEST
04/12/2014 BEN INCHBOARD
05/03/2015 JAMES REID
07/04/2015 MICHAL MALOWICZ
16/04/2015 CRAIG LYON
28/05/2015 THOMAS SANDERS
07/08/2015 WARREN JOHNSON
08/01/2016 DANIEL PRICE
13/01/2016 COLIN McDONOUGH
24/01/2016 JOHN FERNS
06/03/2016 JONATHON DARLINGTON
07/03/2016 BRIAN LLOYD
21/05/2016 KYLAN RATCLIFFE-MOYNIHAN
06/07/2016 CHRISTOPHER SWANICK
17/08/2016 TYLER BROCKLEY
23/08/2016 GEORGE PUTTOCK
23/08/2016 THOMAS FINCH
22/12/2016 ALFIE TARRANT
24/02/2017 JAMES HUGHES
01/04/2017 FRANK LANG
05/05/2017 KA WONG
06/07/2017 TOM PEDLEY
27/10/2017 SHANE LIU
30/10/2017 LEWIS KADIRI
02/02/2018 ROBERT BEEDHAM
03/05/2018 RICHARD BULLOCK
20/05/2018 LEE CROOK
22/05/2018 DAWN SUMMERS
11/06/2018 EMILIO PAREJA
28/06/2018 IAN GLENNON
23/06/2018 JACOB QURESHI-BOLAND
13/09/2018 LAUREN TINSLEY
13/09/2018 GEORGE McCANN
22/09/2018 MATT JONES
03/10/2018 CARL ROBERTS
17/10/2018 IAN YOUNG
19/10/2018 VICKESH SHAH
13/11/2018 SCOTT COLE
16/01/2019 JAMES HASLAM
19/03/2019 BEN MASON
21/03/2019 DAN KENDALL
10/04/2019 PETER MACDONALD
16/05/2019 ASHLEY HEATH
14/06/2019 ANTHONY YATES
29/06/2019 THOMAS LEES
01/08/2019 LUKE McGUIRE
23/08/2019 DAVID LAWSON
02/01/2020 MATT DAVIES
08/01/2020 SHAKEEL JAVAID
19/03/2020 JAMES TROUSDALE

Skill Test Pass

25/11/2011 LUKASZ KOBUSINSKI
28/11/2012 ADAM FINNEY
17/02/2013 MATTHEW PIPRANI
02/04/2013 ABDULAZIZ AL-IBRAHIM
05/07/2013 ADELINE SALIM
08/12/2013 JASPER JOHNS
18/06/2014 TARIQ ALI
02/07/2014 JAMIE DARBYSHIRE
04/07/2014 JORDAN OATES
09/08/2014 STEVEN LEE
09/10/2014 DANIEL ANGUS
09/10/2014 NIGEL PARKER
14/11/2014 KEN DUFFILL
27/07/2015 PAUL SUTTON
23/11/2015 DANIEL MACKEY
17/03/2016 TOM HEYES
30/06/2016 WARREN JOHNSON
06/07/2016 DANIEL PRICE
05/08/2016 MICHAEL MORUZZI
18/08/2016 CONOR GAUGHRAN
09/09/2016 ANTONY MILLAR
21/09/2016 JONATHON DARLINGTON
05/12/2016 MICHAL MALOWICZ
27/02/2017 BRIAN LLOYD
12/05/2017 KA WONG
05/07/2017 CHRISTOPHER SWANICK
25/07/2017 THOMAS FINCH
09/02/2018 AARON FERGUSON
20/04/2018 THOMAS BARTON
30/04/2018 HECTOR CASTILLO
02/05/2018 JAMES REID
14/05/2018 ANDREW BRIMMELL
06/07/2018 TYLER BROCKLEY
06/07/2018 EMILIO PAREJA
23/07/2018 ROBERT BEEDHAM
06/08/2018 CHRIS LOWE
23/08/2018 FRANK LANG
05/10/2018 DAWN SUMMERS
17/10/2018 RICHARD BULLOCK
18/10/2018 LEWIS KADIRI
29/10/2018 RICHARD DAVIES
25/11/2018 PHILIP TURNER
03/06/2019 BEN MASON
09/06/2019 IAN GLENNON
14/06/2019 CARL ROBERTS
14/07/2019 LEE CROOK
29/07/2019 PETER MACDONALD
19/09/2019 JACOB QURESHI-BOLAND
03/10/2019 SCOTT COLE
10/10/2019 GEORGE PUTTOCK
10/11/2019 KA WONG
17/01/2020 LUKE McGUIRE
20/03/2020 HARRY SWIFT

Customer Reviews

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My husband Tony flies there when he can. He finds the school very professional and always has a laugh with Simon and Neil Williams.... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Currently doing my PPL with Merseyflight and would highly recommend them to anyone. They are friendly and highly professional and I really enjoy learning to fly with them!... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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I always recommend Merseyflight to anyone interested in learning to fly. I gained my PPL and Night Rating with them and the instruction throughout was top class. The aircraft were always in great condition and nothing was ever too much to ask. 5 stars!... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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A fantastic flying school.. staff are great and are so helpful. Wouldn’t go with anyone else.. first class 👌... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Learnt to fly with Merseyflight and got my LAPL pilots licence. All the instructors are extremely good and guide you through the whole experience, all very friendly. I now rent aircraft from them at a very reasonable rate.

Even if you don't think you will want to do a whole flying course I would highly recommend a trial flight with them. Its surprising how "hands on" you are even on a trial flight and if you decide to continue to learn to fly that trial flight time counts towards your licence.

Highly recommend, flying up the Mersey past the Liver buildings is an experience you'll never forget!!
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4 months ago

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I highly recommend that you have a go of this amazing experience, I took my brother for a flight lesson for his 18th birthday in May 2019. I was a back passanger, and even though it was my brother having the lesson, it was beyond amazing to spectate from the back. Listening to air traffic control and how everything is working behind the scenes so to say is fabulous. I can't recommend enough. Fantastic staff and a fantastic experience, put it on your bucket list you won't regret it 😊... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

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Having decided I wanted to go for my PPL, it had to be at Liverpool. With a choice of 4 flying schools I was spoilt for choice...decisions!. I narrowed it down to Merseyflight. From the off I knew I’d made the right choice, Professional, Friendly and Helpful. Now having completed my 4 trial lessons I’m looking forward to working towards my PPL with Merseyflight.... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago

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Great instructors, reasonably priced and professional. It’s the place to go.... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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What a fantastic experience. Makes me wanna get my pilots license... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Brilliant and uplifting experience, exceeded my expectations; the instructor was superbly clear, encouraging and informative! Definitely considering pursuing matters further.... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Had an extended flying lesson and loved every minute. Ian is a great instructor and put me at ease. Think I’ve caught the flying bug and can’t wait to book more lessons. Thanks guys 🙂... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Amazing experience, a must for anyone and the staff put you so at ease, looking forward to booking more lessons... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Currently working towards my PPL and the quality of training has been outstanding. Really looking forward to completing my course with these guys.... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Just revalidated my NPPL with Merseyflight and looking forward to upgrading it to a PPL with them. Superb instructors. Relaxed, pragmatic but safety conscious environment. Thoroughly recommended for student pilots!... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Had a brilliant flight with Asif. Great instructor and let me take the controls for nearly the whole flight! Will be back to do more lessons 👍🏼... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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A very friendly and professional setup. Although my experience was tainted by a bout of motion sickness it was a great trip. My pilot Steve Birchell gave an in-depth theoretical description of what was to be expected from the flight. My hands on experience was limited to shadowing due to my discomfort and some tricky cross winds as we travelled up the Mersey estuary towards Seadorth. I have plans to return at a future date to hopefully complete a full trial flight.... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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Great experience, always wanted to have a try.... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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simply boss! Had a great flight around Liverpool, Seaforth, Prestatyn and then back around the city again.... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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Had a fantastic lesson with Steve today. Brilliant atmosphere, had the opportunity to take control. Friendly service, Steve was just a brilliant pilot to train with. Thank you!... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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I Cant recommend Neil and the crew at Mersey Flight enough.
I had a 50 minute extended flying lesson bought for me and most of which I was at the controls of the plane for.
Definitely be going back for another lesson.
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3 years ago

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Enjoyed a superb flying lesson with Neil. Was expecting just a quick hold of the controls but didn't realise I'd be flying it down the Mersey, giving the Liver Building and the rest of Merseyside a fly past. Brilliant.... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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Was given an introductory flying lesson as a birthday present from my family. Had a great experience (buoyed by good weather) where I took control of the aircraft and got to grips with what's required to fly a plane. Great experience and would suggest it to others. Bonus part is that the time in the air (on this gift) goes towards your private pilot's license if you're serious!... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

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A fantastic experience..Azam Ali my instructor made me feel at ease really pleasant and we had a few laughs whilst in the air which was good..thank you all at Meseyflights for making it a day to remember and see you all again early next year ill be doing it again ..... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Had an amazing lesson today with a great instructor Jamie . You really do learn a lot with mersyflight... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Just had great time on my introduction lesson. I really enjoyed the experience... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Huge thanks to all at Merseyflight air training school for a truly memorable experience today, a special thanks to pilot Jamie Darbyshire for allowing me to "Follow through" in the Piper PA-38 and eventually take control of the aircraft! If you want a once ina lifetime experience, look no further than Merseyflight!... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Had a trial flight on the 12-06-2016
Instructor was Lukasz loved every minute of the fight
I Recommend Merseyflight 100%
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4 years ago

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Absolutely amazing experience. I was a nervous wreck when I arrived and they could see that. I was put at ease by the guys there. And once in the aircraft and in the air I started feeling more and more relaxed. Thanks for an amazing experience guys... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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My first flying lesson today with Lucas and it was most enjoyable. I will be coming back for more in the very near future. Fulfilled a boyhood dream today by actually flying a plane... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Currently learning to fly with Merseyflight and I can't fault them. Friendly approach and fantastic customer service. I would definitely recommend them.... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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I took a trail flight with Mersey Flight back in the summer of 2014 and soon after started the full ppl training. Mersey Flight has been excellent with me from day one, all the staff our highly trained and have given excellent tuition to me throughout my my training. I would highly recommend Mersey Flight, a top class flight training school.... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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I learned to fly with Merseyflight, passing my PPL towards the end of 2013. I find them to be friendly, helpful and very competent instructors. It was a 'no brainer' when deciding to train for my Night Rating and now my IMC Rating to return to this school.

Learning at a busy international airport may seem a bit intimidating at first, but it has to be easier to adapt to flying from an uncontrolled airfield (like Sleap, where I am now also a member) than to learn in the quiet airspace and then become overwhelmed when having to transit busy controlled airspace.

If you want to learn to fly, this is the place.
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4 years ago

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Been training with Merseyflight for the past few months and just passed my PPL Skills Test. I have been with 2 other flying schools and Merseyflight is the best by far. All the instructors and staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Can't thank you all enough for helping me start my avaition career 🙂... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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My 6 year old grandson had a flight here today, as a surprise birthday present .The instructor was really lovely with him, a birthday to remember !... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Booked for my Son as a Christmas present. He loved it. Very friendly and warm room to sit in and wait. Very helpful on lots of information we asked for thank you. Will be back to book my Sons lessons. ✈... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

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Brilliant expierience, instructor couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, a day to remember... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Excellent customer service excellent training... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Wow !!! Made to feel really welcome when we arrived Such an amazing experience for my son's 30th Birthday Amazing Thankyou ✈✈... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Great service and experience .Definitely recommended for flight experience and pilot training.... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

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Absolutely amazing! Adam my instructor was so informative and the lesson is so hands on! It's worth every single penny. Can't take the smile off my face! xXx... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

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Bought dad a suprise training flight for his birthday...Had an amazing flight with Lucas, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great views of Liverpool. Friendly and knowledgeable staff which made the experience so much better. I was a VERY scared passenger and my fears are now cured (thanks to Nigel ) would highly recommend and intend to go again soon. Thanks so much xx... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

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Absolutely fantastic experience from start to end with such professionals - my son Sam really learnt so much within a friendly yet professional environment . He has recommended a group of friends who have recently made bookings - Sam saving hard for his next experience - thank you Neil and Adamo... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

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My son and I recently had a flight with Merseyflight. Neil was tremendous and very reassuring. I allegedly steered the plane for much of the way to Prestatyn and then I headed back to Liverpool. The flight was about an hour(it was a present from my wife). It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend Mersey flight to anyone who wanted to give a present to remember to a loved one or friend. Fantastic!! Paul Chambers... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

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My son and I share a birthday and this year booked a trial flight for both of us. We had a fantastic experience and would recommend Merseyflight to anybody.
We had a day we will never forget.
Many thanks
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6 years ago

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FIRST CLASS service provided by the staff at Merseyflight. As a current student I can safety say this is the best place for aviation training in the UK. Starting as someone who didn't know a flap from an aileron the friendly instruction from the instructors will enable you to feel safe, confident and most importantly succeed in whatever your goal is. Learning to fly with Merseyflight is and will always be an amazing unforgettable experience.... See MoreSee Less

6 years ago

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Flew last year with merseyflight and was amazed with everything so bought a trial lesson for a friend and went up together on 22nd June. Ace!... See MoreSee Less

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Choose Merseyflight

A Merseyflight membership is so much more than a joining fee.

By becoming part of the Merseyflight family you will get the benefit of all of the following:

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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 Rate 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.

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PA38 Flight Simulator

No other flying school in the region has a full-size simulator which replicates their training aircraft. Reduce your flight training costs and continue to learn – whatever the British weather throws at you!

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.

Value For Money

Merseyflight invest in the highest calibre of Flying Instructor and guarantee that if you are learning to fly with us then you will be taught by a career instructor with thousands of hours of experience.

Environment

Liverpool Airport is open 24/7 rain or shine and boasts a full Air Traffic Control service, a hard runway which remains 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.

Location

Easy access, excellent transport links and all the facilities associated with an international airport. An ideal part of the country for navigating by air with lots of famous local landmarks. 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.

Pricing

Learning to fly is not cheap. Merseyflight are up-front and transparent about their prices and there are no hidden charges.

So many people can't be wrong!

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