Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club

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Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club
TypeLimited company
IndustryFlying training
Founded8 October 1927 (1927-10-08)
Bristol Airport, Lulsgate Bottom, North Somerset, England
United Kingdom
ServicesTrial Flights, self-fly hire, PPL, LAPL, IMC rating, Night rating, Multi Engine Piston

The Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club is a flying club based at Bristol Airport, providing plane hire, flying instruction and a ground school for general aviation. The club is one of the United Kingdom's oldest;[citation needed] it was formed in 1927 and officially opened by the Air Minister, Sir Samuel Hoare, on 8 October of that year.[citation needed]

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Charlie Hotel, Bristol and Wessex's Cessna 172S

The Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club operates from the Bristol Flying School building in the Silver Zone of Bristol Airport, where it has classrooms and a restaurant. Its fleet includes a Cessna 172S (G-LLCH), a Cessna C150L (G-BPWN), two Piper PA-28-140s (G-AXTL and G-BCJN), a Piper PA-28-161 (G-OJWS) and a Piper PA-28R-200 (G-BIZO).[citation needed]

The Club provides trial flights, self-fly hire and professional flying training. They instruct for the Private Pilot Licence, NPPL, LAPL,[4] the IMC Rating, Night Rating and Multi Engine Piston rating.

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser of the Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club lands at Bristol Airport, England (2016). Built 1974.


  1. ^ "Bristol City Council: Parks and open spaces: Hengrove Park". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ Berryman, David (2006). Somerset airfields in the Second World War. Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 159–179. ISBN 1-85306-864-0.
  3. ^ Wakefield, Kenneth (1997). "Somewhere in the West Country": The History of Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport, 1930-1957. Wilmslow: Crécy. ISBN 0-947554-65-3.
  4. ^ "Light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) | UK Civil Aviation Authority". Retrieved 7 November 2020.