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Gamston Flying School

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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My wife and I were shown around the hangars prior to the lesson so we were able to see the types of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rmark1029
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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Excellent trial lesson with Steve - informative and totally absorping. It was made very easy for me... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
Ken102019
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We're a friendly and professional flying school based just off the A1 near Retford, Nottinghamshire. We're less than an hour from Doncaster, Sheffield, Newark, Gainsborough, Mansfield, Nottingham and Lincoln. We offer trial flying lessons, alongside...more
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| Retford (Gamston) Airport, Retford DN22 0QL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Received a 30 minute virgin experience flight as a birthday gift. I arrived at Gamston well before my appointment time. So I visited the Apron restaurant/cafeteria. A very nice establishment. After having a coffee, I then made my way to the flying school to book...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were shown around the hangars prior to the lesson so we were able to see the types of aircraft operated by the flying school. Really enjoyed the lesson with John who was very patient, professional and knowledgeable. I had control of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Excellent trial lesson with Steve - informative and totally absorping. It was made very easy for me to take control for a good proportion of the flight. The only problem is this is something I would like to repeat... Ken H

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Very friendly and knowledgeable people. Took us on a tour around the hangers while plane was being prepared. Pilot took me up after briefing and flew around where I live locally. Showed me controls and let me fly around for a while. Only one problem........More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Very good trial lesson! Compliments to Callum, the pilot, who was friendly and professional throughout. Looking forward to getting started!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

An excellent flight, Callum the pilot was very relaxed and friendly making it easy for me to take control. A perfect day and will be recommending Gamston flying school to friends. Ps. Also a great little cafe that makes good coffee and cakes. Kind regards....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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tomlcooper, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Michael, I'm really glad that you enjoyed your flight (and the Apron cafe). I'll make sure Callum is aware of your kind comments.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a birthday treat for my husband and the second time he’d flown from here. We wanted to take the grandchildren to have a photo with the plane and this was accommodated with no problem. The flight itself was ok my husband said but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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tomlcooper, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for your review! It's a shock to hear that your husband found the instructor to not seem interested. Out staff are usually very attentive to helping explain licensing and course requirements. Would you be able to help me by letting me know who took...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a fab flight today, given as a birthday present for myself and daughter. Both thoroughly enjoyed it. Couldn't fault care given by Gamston Flying School. Definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan C
tomlcooper, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for your review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Just had a trial flying lesson as a birthday gift, couldn't have gone better, despite having instructor shortages they pulled out all the stops and we had a great time, so a great big thanks to all the team, certainly recommend you! Kind regards, Neil.

Date of experience: November 2018
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tomlcooper, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for your review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband Mick had this trial lesson today. He was absolutely thrilled with the whole experience. Callum was his instructor and made him feel completely at ease and he flew over to the humber bridge . Mick said that he even took the controls for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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tomlcooper, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for your review! I'm glad to hear that Mick enjoyed his experience.

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