Training from Exeter Airport, Farway Common, Eaglescott and Henstridge Airfields.
Since taking delivery of the first customer Cavalon in May 2013, this gyro has proved to be the most popular option for training here in the South West. With its spacious, comfortable, heated cabin, together with the all weather capability of Exeter Airport gives us a year round operating school. Exeter Airport is known locally for its micro climate; often still VFR when all around is marginal.This allows for more continuity in training than we had operating from only grass runways. Learning to fly from Exeter Airport also gives students valuable experience of radio technique when dealing with full Air Traffic Control, something that many pilots fear (unnecessarily!).
Farway Common is a private airstrip within a few minutes drive of Sidmouth, Honition & Lyme Regis. This is a strip pilot's paradise! Two runways, at 90 degrees, allow operation in most wind conditions. We can normally offer hangarage for visiting aircraft, with plenty of space to pitch tents, or park caravans. There's access to water, electricity and w.c.
Nick also trains at Eaglescott Airfield in North Devon which is a fantastic all round facility with grass runways, club house and the wonderful Atlantic coast nearby. This quiet location is perfect for really getting to know your gyro, we can practice subtle handling techniques that simply wouldn't fit in with other traffic at Exeter or other locations.
Nick has also trained a number of pilots at Henstridge Airfield. Henstridge has long had an association with gyroplanes, being one of the well known bases for single seat training until the advent of two seat, factory built training gyros.
Farway Common Airfield
The South West of England is well served by the M5 Motorway. Exeter Airport is two minutes off the M5 and Farway Common Airfield is about 15 mins from Junction 30. Please contact Nick for directions, it can be difficult to find!
Please contact Nick for a briefing on the local rules.
Inter City 125 rail services run into Exeter on a regular hourly timetable. We can arrange to collect you from Exeter, Honiton or Axminster stations.