Snowdonia Flight School opens at Llanbedr Airfield

A new flight school has opened at Llanbedr Airfield in North Wales. Snowdonia Flight School has been started by Stephen Evans with the support of the airfield operator, Snowdonia Aerospace.

Originally from North Wales, Stephen left at 18 to study mathematics at university, followed by over 30 years in software engineering.

“However, North Wales has remained my true home and years of being away have strengthened my passion and love for the area,” said Stephen.

“The views in North Wales are simply stunning. My four-year-old daughter once described it spontaneously as WOW! She was not exaggerating. These views are even more amazing from the skies.

Snowdonia National Park is close to the airfield.

“Snowdonia flight school combines my passion for North Wales and aviation by providing the opportunity to experience the area from a bird’s eye view.

“Llanbedr airfield is a true aviation hidden gem. It has three excellent long and wide runways, and is situated on the coast close to Shell Island.

“We operate out of the The Flight Centre located in close proximity to the main entrance of the airfield. The facilities are excellent and Snowdonia Aerospace have been really supportive to help the initiative get ‘off the ground’, literally!


“The school offers trial lessons, pleasure flights as well as supporting those who wish to achieve a pilot’s licence. We are linked to the British Aerobatic Academy and hope to bring aerobatic training and displays to the area.

“My aim is to open the door to more and more people to see this stunning part of the world from the skies.”

Robin DR400
Robin DR400 aircraft are operated by the school

The school flies Robin DR400 aircraft and offers both PPL and LAPL training, as well as pleasure flights.

Snowdonia Flight School



  1. Well done Stephen!
    Great to see a new flight school operating the Robin DR400, and in such a beautiful part of the country.
    Wishing you every success in your venture.

  2. Well done, Snowdonia Flight School.
    Nice addition to Caernavon and Haverford West along the west coast….and you’ve got the pick of the sites for sight seeing.

    Hope it goes well, Stephen. Good luck.

  3. Hearty congratulations Stephen.

    Watching you set this up has been truly inspirational. You set your goal and worked absolutely relentlessly to achieve it.

    It’s a much-welcome addition to UK aviation.


  4. Brilliant Stephen,
    I can’t tell you how much I miss Llanbedr and flying from there.

    I am so pleased that you have taken the bull by the horns and started something that I am sure will be a success.

    Sam and I look forward to visiting soon.


  5. Congratulations Stephen.

    I have flown into Llanbedr several times and the airfield and the surrounding area is just perfect.

    Wishing you every success with you new venture.


  6. Well done Stephen
    Llanbedr….what a great place to learn to fly.
    Truly a hidden gem in North Wales,
    Super airfield, excellent instructor.
    Gets my thumbs up !
    Mark R.

  7. Great to hear that this airfield is active again. I imagine that its a wonderful area to fly over -true to say that it’s wonderful from the ground – looking forward to visiting again. Daydreaming of flying the ‘Mach Loop’!

  8. Best day out for a long time thank you very much Stephen!! Best wishes Roy and Eddie wishing you nothing but blue skies

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