Fly Well

Not everyone is Kittyhawk Flight Academy material

Our core mission is to foster absolute best-of-class airmanship and command skills in a safe, informal atmosphere. From Ab-Initio to advanced flight techniques & ratings. Our availability is limited and we are most definitely not a sausage factory! Our tailor-made tuition and mentorship is available to candidates vetted via an initial check-out flight.

A Wealth of flight experience

Our CFI & FI are seasoned instructors and successful business owners in their own right. With a combined many thousands of flight hours in multiple types (in the 100s) from rotary to fixed wing, LAA test piloting, single & twin piston to turboprop and fast jet. We're rated to instruct pretty much everything from Ab-Initio, night flying, tail dragging, grass strip flying, instrument rating & aerobatics (including advanced competitive).

Kittyhawk Aerodrome - a hidden gem

Our home base is Kittyhawk Aerodrome, away from the busy hustle bustle. We also operate from other airfields including Shoreham (Brighton City Airport) and Headcorn. Most of our training is conducted in our IFR rated Cessna 172 but is not limited to, depending on type of training. We also fly a range of Vans RV's and an Extra 300L.


We charge a small annual fee for membership to the academy and a flat hourly rate for instruction thereafter, regardless of syllabus, plus 'wet' hourly lease of aircraft.

Got the right stuff?

Regardless of your flight status, ratings (if any) and natural ability, you should have a thirst to learn and grow, willing to be outside of your comfort zone - and most of all - approach all endeavours with humility.


Our CFI will be in touch to organise your 'famil' check-out flight.*

*  There will be plenty of time for a ground briefing, general familiarisation and a 45m check-out flight. In this instance the instructor will be in command for most portions of the flight but there will be ample opportunity to take supervised control.

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