London Southend Airport is repeating and increasing its offer for pilot circuit training. Available until the end of March 2021, the Airport is offering five or more circuits for just £5.
“Not only do these allow a fantastic opportunity to train at London’s newest airport but with slots available between 07:00 – 23:00 there are many opportunities for ideal lighting conditions for night rating,” said a statement by the Airport.
Free parking is also included where available for the first 24 hours and while landing fees apply there is still a significant saving.
The offer is applicable to aircraft with MTOW of 2.4T and below. PPR is required via Southend ATC and bookings can only be made a maximum of 24 hours in advance. Five or more touch and goes must be completed to qualify for the deal. Parking is limited so must be confirmed in advance.
The Airport ran a similar offer in November. Details here.
Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said, “Supporting training and development within the industry is very important to London Southend Airport.
“In usual circumstances we are limited on the number of General Aviation slots that we can offer due to commercial and cargo operations. However whilst some of our airline partners have reduced schedules due to Covid, we identified an opportunity to support pilots with training.”
No free circuits for these guys…
This BAE 146 is from 32 (The Royal) Squadron based at Northolt. It’s normally responsible for flying HM the Queen, the Prime Minister and other senior members of the royal family and government on official duties. It came to visit @SouthendAirport for training.
Jay Hills 📷 pic.twitter.com/gN1ZY5HS7j
— London Southend Airport Air Traffic Control (@SENAirTraffic) December 17, 2020