Private Pilot Training

​Sherburn Aero Club has an execellent reputation for the fixed wing courses and facilities on offer.  Unlike many training airfields, our students and pilots alike benefit from having four runways, grass and tarmac.


We have helped hundreds of people to learn to fly, many of those that have flown with us have gone on to become professional airline pilots with famous airlines; other have become our very own instructors, some have bought their own aircraft and fly for pleasure, and others choose to enjoy the experience of a memorable trial flying lesson or buy a gift flight as a present to a friend or loved one.


The passion for flying is what everyone who learns and continues to fly with us shares, one of the valuable benefits of being a flying club and school all in one. It is here at Sherburn Aero Club that you can come and talk to others who have the same interest and love of flight. 

Private Pilots Licence - EASA PPL

This licence requires a minimum of 45 flying training hours and once achieved allows the licence holder to fly in the majority of European states as well as in many other countries.  Click Read More to download our fact sheet.

Private Pilots Licence - Night Rating

The Night Rating for the EASA PPL allows pilots to fly during official night.  Training for the night rating is available at Sherburn Aeroclub through the autmn and winter months. Click Read More to download out fact sheet.

Private Pilots Licence - Instrument Rating Restricted (IMC)

The Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating (IMC) for the EASA PPL, also know as the Instrument Rating Restriction or IRR(R) allows you to pilot an aircraft in slightly worse weather conditions than the PPL Click Read More to download our fact sheet.

Ground School

Ground School is an integral part of any aviation training programme and is available for all required subjects for your flight training. Whether you are just starting or brushing up for your exams our flexible classes offer you the greets chance of success.

Flying Companions Course

The Flying Companions Course from AOPA has been constructed to enable those who fly regularly with a private pilot to be more involved in the flights and, therefore more confident when flying as passengers. Satisfactory completion of the course will enable the candidate to obtain the Flying Companion Certificate.

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Monday - Sunday

9am - 7pm

The Aerodrome

New Lennerton Lane

Sherburn in Elmet

Leeds LS25 6JE

Tel: 01977 682 674
Fax: 01977 683 699


Sherburn Radio: 122.610


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