Alouette news

Next Club Evening - Wednesday the 3rd of October

The nights are drawing in, the grass has stopped growing, the temperature is dropping but the club is cosy and warm and the bar is open!

Do come along and why not bring a friend, or two?


Mid-week Club BBQ

On Wednesday 4th July Alouette invited our friends at 'Into The Blue' and at the 'Heritage Hangar to join us for a social gathering.

In the continuing heatwave of the evening we all enjoyed some free (expertly cooked) food and washed it down with a new selection of beers and drinks.

Due to the heat, the bar was busy and many took the opportunity to swap stories and ideas.  It was especially interesting to hear different points of view from others on the airfield.

Our partners and children were kept happy.  We hope these keen social gatherings continue and look forward to a possible repeat event.

Thanks to Josh who organised this and cooked the food.

Bruno


Alouette Merchandise direct from the supplier!

At Alouette we have always held our own stock of sweatshirts, polo shirts, hats etc. but this leads to holding quite a lot of stock as not only do we have to keep a reasonable range, we also have to stock a variety of sizes. This also ties up valuable funds and, for a club such as ours, this is less than ideal.

Now all that is changing as we have setup a method whereby you can buy direct from the supplier and this allows us to offer a much greater range and removes the need to hold any stock at the club. All items will have the Alouette logo embroidered on them and will be sent to your home address.

Alouette will still make a small profit on each sale so everybody wins!

Take a look at the new range here: Alouette Merchandise

Why not give it a try now?


Member's photos

One of our members, Pete Thomson, sent over a few pictures from a recent outing in Juliet Oscar, our PA28 and we particularly like this one as it has a certain feel about it evoking the feeling of satisfaction at the end of a good day's flying.


Facebook

You may not be aware of it but the club does have a Facebook page so for those of you who use this medium, please take a look at https://www.facebook.com/groups/alouettefc

This page is regularly updated and shows similar information to that found on our website.


What's at the end of the Yellow Line

Recently our Warrior had a scrape around the back of the maintenance hangar. Read flying instructor Bruno's interesting and informative report - and the conclusions he draws from the incident.

Read the report


Waterford - or bust!

An account of a trip to Waterford, finally completed in August 2011 but attempted many, many times before!

Read the report


Video diary

Want to know what it is like to fly one of our aircraft? The video diary page shows some videos provided by our members in our Cessna 172 and Piper Warrior PA28 aircraft.

View the video diary

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

Learning to fly

We have four resident instructors and an examiner and offer flight training including JAA PPL, NPPL, IMC, Night Ratings, Safety Pilot courses and check-outs.

More about learning to fly

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