Aircraft

We have two aircraft at Alouette, one is a Cessna 172 and the other a Piper Warrior. The aircraft are maintained to a very high standard and the hire rates are the most competitive in the South East.

Cessna 172 G-BRAK

Piper Warrior PA28 G-BUJO

Calculating the true cost

The actual cost for the aircraft is: £160.00 per tacho hour (including fuel, etc) + £15.00 for each touch and go + £25.00 for a full stop landing at Biggin Hill.

Of course landings at other locations have to be settled with the local airfield.

Instruction is charged at £30.00 per hour, from brakes off to brakes on. Flown properly and safely, the tacho time moves slower than 'real' time.

Flying membership is currently £200.00 per year and there is also a one-off fee of £100.00 to join the club. All prices include VAT where appropriate. These prices are current as of April 2017, but may be varied at any time. Check in the clubhouse for the latest figures.

For new members only, we operate a graduated fee scheme based on the month in which you join. For instance if you join in April, the full £200.00 will be payable but if you join in October, this will be reduced to £100.00.

 

Trial flights

We offer trial flights of one hour duration with a qualified instructor. The recipient will spend most of this time at the controls of the aircraft. The flight will be from our club house at Biggin Hill and will return to Biggin Hill.

More about trial flights

Alouette news

Want to find out what is going on at the club? You can view video diaries from Alouette pilots as well as details about social events, club grub nights and other important club information on our ‘latest news’ page.

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How to find us

You can find the Alouette club house on Churchill Way, just off the A233. Although travelling by car is easier, you can access the club by bus. Bromley South and Orpington train stations are a 20 minute drive.

How to find Alouette