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Welcome to the excitement and challenge of flight training. We specialise in the training of people with a range of disabilities to obtain their Private Pilots Licence, National Private Pilots Licence, and beyound, or you just want to have some fun.

So whether you are a beginner or continuing your flight training; whether your personal dream is to fly for pleasure or to become a professional flight instructor, we will bring out the best in you.

We aim to:

  1. Make sure you have access to aeroplanes equipped with hand controls
  2. Develop new enabling technology and aircraft adaptations
  3. Provide advice and experienced instructors
  4. Foster partnerships with whom we can collaborate with

“Freedom in the Air allows people with disabilities to push back boundaries and experiences something that they could never have imagined.

The freedom of flight has really transformed people’s thoughts and opinions and changed attitudes towards those with a disability”

Mick Dhillon, Chief Executive, The Disability Resource Centre.

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Cranfield Flight Training, a registered flight training organisation (FTO 178), have great instructors who have experience in training both  disabled and able bodied pilots. They have a Cessna 172 which is a great trainer, fitted with the Union Hand controller. Cranfield Flight Training can take you all the way to a Commercial pilot licence and Flight instructor level.

  • JAR Private Pilots Licence
  • UK National Private Pilots Licence
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flying Experience
  • Call us to discuss your training needs on 01234 752 272

    Pilots with a range of disabilities are able to fly all kinds of airplanes; for example:

    Cessna: 150, 172, 182, 210, 337, Cardinal, Cutlass.

    Piper: Cherokee 140, 180, 235, Warrior, Arrow, Six, Saratoga, Lance Beechcraft: Bonanza, Debonair, A-36, Baron, Duke.

    All of these planes have been successfully equipped with a hand control for pilots with reduced lower limb mobility.