Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club
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|Founded||8 October 1927|
|Services||Trial 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; it was formed in 1927 and officially opened by the Air Minister, Sir Samuel Hoare, on 8 October of that year.
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).
The Club provides trial flights, self-fly hire and professional flying training. They instruct for the Private Pilot Licence, NPPL, LAPL, the IMC Rating, Night Rating and Multi Engine Piston rating.
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