Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club
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|Founded||8 October 1927|
|Services||Gift Flights, self-fly hire, NPPL, PPL, LAPL, IMC rating, Night rating, FRTOL|
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 C182Q (G-IFAB), two Piper PA-28-140s (G-AXTL and G-BCJN), a Piper PA-28-161 (G-GFCB) and a Piper PA-28R-200 (G-BIZO).
The Club provides gift flights, self-fly plane hire and flying training. They instruct for the Private Pilot Licence, NPPL, LAPL, the IMC Rating and Night Rating, and practical examinations for the Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence.
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