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  1. 5.0
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    I’m currently up to around 16 hours flying time and have passed 7 out of 9 of the exams so far for my PPL with Neil at Merseyflight.

    I can’t imagine learning with anyone else, Neil is very knowledgeable, explains things very clearly and always gives honest advice on how to improve and praise when you’ve done well.
    Everyone at Merseyflight is friendly and helpful and there hasn’t been a day I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed being there, even when the weather has been too poor to actually fly!

    Highly recommend for pilots of all ages and skill levels.

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    Hi guys, just wanted to say thank you again for yesterday. Flying with Angus was fantastic and it’s genuinely made a massive difference to my fear of flying. In fact I cannot wait to get back up there! I will definitely be returning to you guys in the future for more lessons :) So, again BIG thank you!

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    I had a 30 minute trial flight booked for my Christmas present so opted to use the voucher in June in order miss the bad weather but the UK being UK, the day arrived with storms on the forecast. I contacted the company and a polite gentleman told me that the weather was changeable and to contact them again just before I leave so its not a wasted trip. Already a plus in my books.

    Arrived at Liverpool airport over an hour early like any excited kid would do (or 29 year old “mature” male would) so spent twenty minutes watching all the planes landing right on the edge of the runway, Dungeon lane its called which is a sight on its own. But that was nothing compared to the experience I was about to embark on.

    Arrived at the office of Merseyflight Air Training School where the gentleman gave me the form to sign my life away. Once filled in I looked through the reviews trying not to show the other half I was too nervous. In came my instructor or as I’m now calling him my second in command.

    His name was Lukasz and he had just finished with another brave soul he then mentioned about doing night flights which I thought if I get through this first test I would be interested in doing a night shift in one of these fantastic looking planes, When he had finished debriefing that chap he turned his attention to me introducing himself and giving me notice that he just had to check the aircraft then he would be back to me.

    Off he went to do his checks by this time I was rocking nervously/excitedly on the seat in the corner, once his checks had been done he entered back into the office and came to welcome me to the establishment properly and give me the flight plan, This made me quiver slightly more the fact we were going to fly over the old lady otherwise known as Goodison Park followed by fly over of the other team in the city before backtracking on ourselves to do a couple of pass by’s of the iconic city centre seeing the likes of Albert Docks, Lime St Station Echo Arena and not forgetting the Radio City tower.

    GAME ON

    We left the little office and entered the plane, The safety briefing began and that is as thorough as you would expect for allowing someone with no flight experience being put in the controls of one of their prized assets,

    Finding it extremely hard to concentrate on what he was saying due to the adrenaline pouring through my body, Lukasz ever the professional asked if I wanted to learn what he is doing, which of course I agreed to, Lukasz then proceeded to run through everything that he could with me and I took in as much as I could, He then went on to speak to Air Traffic Control. That was it, no turning back now.

    The flight itself was just breathtaking and to put it all in here would mean this review turns into a 450 page novel which I wouldn’t bore you all with. The most important thing is ‘you will never ever forget the first time you took control of an aircraft’ a statement that has never had a truer meaning to it.

    I have had to leave it a couple of hours before writing this review (1st time ever to do a review) to make sure it was impartial and as honest as I could make it.

    The only thing that would have topped that experience today was better visibility, Thank you UK weather. Already planning on doing a night trip but unfortunately the other half has to come.

    Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction into this flying malarkey. Thank you Lukasz Thank you Merseyflight Air Training School.

    I will never forget this and apologies on the long winded review but I felt the need to put as much effort into this review as Lukasz had put into making the flight the most enjoyable times of my life.

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    A great flight school from all aspects. These guys clearly love flying. Great sense of fun alongside the clear professionalism. Instructor feedback is very well balanced. Ground school is well presented and digestible. Comms instructor is a senior AT controller and also a top pilot (won’t put a spoiler in). Being based at a commercial airport adds a great deal of depth to the learning experience. Highly recommend.

  5. 5.0
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    Brilliant ground school offerings.
    Great quality of instructors, all willing to go the extra mile to help progress hour flight training.
    Nothing is ever too much to ask or a silly question.

    Would recommend to anybody

  6. 5.0
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    Friendly, knowledgeable and competent instructors. Learning to fly at a busy international airport can be intimidating but it makes other airfields easy. If you want to learn to fly – this is the place.

  7. 5.0
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    I started my PPL in 2014 and I was with another flying school and it not that often that I could fly due to low numbers of instructors. I then moved the Merseyflight and managed to gain my PPL in the next 5 weeks after joining. Their instructors are brilliant and really want you to get through your training and help in anyway they can! The aircraft are brilliant and have a wide range to choose from. I got through the ground exams with ease after completed their ground school classes.

    By far the best flying school I have ever been to.

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    Highly recommend for yourself or a gift as will not disappoint either way. I am biased being a scouser but I think you will struggle to find a better city to fly over going over Everton and Liverpools grounds before sweeping around to fly over the mersey and past Liverpools water front. I will be going back to pursue my PPL.

  9. 5.0
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    My son Nathan who is 13 years old had a trial flying lesson today, 2nd August 2015, his pilot was Neil.

    Would just like to say a big thank you to all at Mersey Flight, especially Neil, Nathan had a fantastic time, Neil made him feel really at ease during the experience.

    I would not hesitate in recommending Mersey Flight to any one who is looking for a fantastic experience.

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    After spending Xmas Home alone, I thought I would let in the New Year Trying something completely different and out of my comfort zone especially with my fear of hights. So booked myself a Flying Lesson a week befor Xmas and had my lesson on the 2″ Jan 2015. It was the most amazing experience of my life and at 70 years of age I have had a few in the past. But this was fantastic I had no fear of hight. My pilot Adam was very experienced and made me feel relaxed. I can not recommend them enough. Everyone should try this at least once.. I myself shall book another lesson in the near future. Still going thru my bucket list, I would like to see the Northern lights and also a canal break sometime in the next year hopefully. Thank you Adam a first class pilot. Eileen..

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    Had a great time and really enjoyed it. The whole team were professional and great .I Ordered the DVD of the filght just to prove to friends I did it, this is well put together and arrived fast.My instructor Steve was a realy nice guy and very knowledgeable . He answered my questions with easy and simplicity . The whole thing was well worth it thanks guys. Hope to come again .

  12. 5.0
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    Would recommend this experience to everyone, the hour flew past and I enjoyed every minute

  13. 5.0
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    Superb flying experience with Mersey Flight Training really enjoyed it and thanks to Adam for his instruction and being an all round nice guy. Throughly recommended.

  14. 5.0
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    I was bought an extended flying experience for my 40th birthday at Mersey Flight and can honestly say it was the best experience I’ve had.
    I went not knowing what to expect and was soon made to feel welcome with the friendly staff.
    Sorry I can’t remember the pilots name who took me out, he had an Eastern European accent , he was brilliant and showed me the different flight options because of the weather and so that I would get the best experience. It wasn’t just a take your money then get you up and back down firm.
    All the way through the flight his explanations were clear and made me feel confident when I took over the controls.
    I would not hesitate in recommending Mersey Flight to everyone.

  15. 5.0
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    Good weather good day all round enjoyed it immensly instructor Neil was great enjoyed and will be back again cheers Warren.

  16. 5.0
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    A wonderful experience. Not only were we treated very well, Adam our instructor was both professional, confident, knowledgeable and funny (a rarity in a pilot). The fact that my wife and little boy were able to share this experience with me made this into one of the best days of my life.

    Thanks Merseyfilght.

  17. 5.0
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    A very professional and educational experience, never to be forgotten.
    Instructor was coolness personified.

  18. 5.0
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    Had a brilliant experience on my trial flight last week. Staff are brilliant, very informative, and I learnt a lot even if it was a trial flight. I was pleasantly surprised at how much control of the plane I actually had. Soon after take off, I was in control for 45 minutes or so flying over the city and taxied on the runway and apron. Would highly recommend it and I’m sure I will be back at some point.

  19. 5.0
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    Really enjoyed my flight. Full confidence in instructor, nice and calming throughout. Asked where I would like to see during the flight and my request was granted.
    Off to shops to buy lottery ticket to get some money to take PPL…(I wish)

  20. 5.0
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    Absolutely loved my first experience of controlling an aircraft. My instructor Steve was thoroughly supportive all the way through. As I said at the end of my flight, if I had the money I would do my PPL tomorrow! Cheers guys. Brilliant service!

  21. 5.0
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    A great experience, superb instructor(Neil) and highly recommended.
    All staff polite,friendly and efficient.Thankyou Merseyflight.

  22. 5.0
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    I could only say it in one word AMAZING, this was a 60th Birthday present from my family
    so I took my youngest son with me and we both had a great time with an excellent instructor who was informative and funny too. I have already recommend Mersey Flight to all of my colleagues at work, my family and friends. Loved it.

  23. 5.0
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    My wife got me the flying lesson for a present not knowing that I was petrified of small
    aircraft but I have to say the Pilot who took me up, I have to take my HAT OF TO HIM,
    well done he was so good with people like me who are scared of small aircraft I was up and flying and came back to the air field which I feel the fear has nearly gone and I would go up again . WELL DONE

  24. 5.0
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    This was a present for my 80th birthday and although it wasn’t my first flying lesson it was just as good as the previous ones. I found Captain Kobusinski an excellent instructor and very sympathetic towards my hearing problem. If only I can find a way of overcoming this problem I will have no hesitation in signing on for more flying lessons with MerseyFlight. A thoroughly enjoyable experience I can recommend to any young 80 year old. Thank you MerseyFlight.

  25. 5.0
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    My first ever flying lesson and a fantastic experience, staff were very friendly, instructor was fantastic and I’m looking forward to coming back very soon to hopefully take full flying lessons to eventually gain my pilots licence.

  26. 5.0
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    Took the triple land away flight experience. Merseyflight staff fantastic, very friendly, great knowledge of area and welcoming to my family there to watch. Cannot fault them. Thanks to Lucas for his expert flying and teaching

  27. 5.0
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    Been training with Merseyflight for the past couple of weeks, staff are very friendly and flexible and instructors are very helpful, would defiantly recommend!

  28. 5.0
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    Wow , after putting off my flight for 6 months , I realised it was time to book our flights.( a good friend had bought the flights as a xmas present for my husband and I). After arriving at the airfield I got excited seeing so many people either waiting for their flight/ helicopter experience, or spectators almost as excited for their frinds or family. The pilot was very encouraging seeing my fears and put us both at ease. The flight was sooo amazing and yes you do “fly the plane”. Would I do it again , definately , but I think its a great present for that special someone or occasion. THANK YOU .

  29. 5.0
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    a fantastic experience, pilot was thorough and explained everything really well, might even take it up as a hobby. Look forward to coming back again.

  30. 5.0
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    A really enjoyable experience. The instructor really put me at my ease and was very friendly. I would really recommend this experience.

  31. 5.0
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    A wonderful experience. An excellent instructor; informative without being too heavy;
    maintained a light touch throughout. Brilliant!

  32. 5.0
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    My experience with Merseyflight has been first class. Having been to other flight training organisations before Merseyflight I can say that they are head above the rest. The aircraft are top notch, they excellent avionics and are maintained to a very high standard.

    I completed my NPPL with Merseyflight and I am working on converting to the EASA PPL before taking on a night rating and IMC rating, all with Merseyflight. I have flown with Adam and Neil who are both excellent instructors and I enjoyed flying with them both.

    The school is run with an excellent customer service approach. I even received a call from the CFI (Neil) after my cross country to congratulate me! Now you can’t beat that!

    Give Merseyflight a call if your tempted by the thought of flying whether it be a trial lesson or for your licence, you won’t regret it!

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    Excellent fun lesson flying over Liverpool on a sunny day. Its hard work flying the plane and not as easy as Adam the instructor makes it look ! Lots of spectacular views and photo opportunities and great introduction to flying if you want to learn or just for a present for a loved one.

  34. 5.0
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    Thank you so much for one of the most amazing experiences of my life, I really enjoyed it and I learnt so much from Adam and Neil.

  35. 5.0
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    Had a one hour lesson with instructor Rob. He is absolutely brilliant and even let me do the take off and taxi on the runway. Really patient guy and very accommodating. Would recommend this flight school to anyone. Thanks for a great experience!

  36. 5.0
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    excellent!!
    enjoyed the whole experience, staff really friendly and helpful!!
    I will return, will definitely recommend.
    Thank You

  37. 5.0
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    Absolutely amazing experience. Captain Newby gave a full insight into the safety of the aircraft and its capabilities and limitations. During the flight Captain Newby gave excellent tips and advice. would thoroughly recommend this experience to others. Will be coming back for sure. Thanks

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    I had been given a flying lesson as a birthday gift and it was a great first experience of flying. Adam was my tutor, he was very friendly and allowed me to take as much control of the plane as I wanted. He gave clear instructions and made my experience extremely enjoyable. Would love to do it again as I would feel more comfortable handling the plane. I would definitely recommend this to anybody.
    Thank you very much!

  39. 5.0
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    Incredible level of professionalism, humour and friendliness associated with this school. Worth every minute and pound spent on this course!

  40. 5.0
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    I’m a PPL holder who hadn’t flown in 18 months, first time flying with MerseyFlight. Great flight with a friendly professional instructor who helped to build my confidence back up so I am ready to start CPL/IR training in a few weeks.

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    I’ve been training towards a PPL for about a year and have made good progress thanks to the great quality of tuition that MerseyFlight bring. I have most of my lessons with Adam Newby but have also flown with Neil and Lucas all of which I rate 5 star. Everyone at MerseyFlight is very friendly and looks to instil confidence in their students which allows for good progression through the course.

    Another great thing about MerseyFlight is the fact that is based at a relatively large and busy airport, catering for flights of all different natures. This means that students become more accustomed to dealing with air traffic and communications from the beginning. It is also blessed with an enormous runway.

    Highly recommend.

  42. 5.0
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    I have been learning to fly with Merseyflight for just over a year now and I must say I have enjoyed every minute of it, the team are great, and the instructors know their stuff! I have mainly been flying with Adam Newby who is a highly experienced and acomplished pilot and I have to say he has been a pleasure to learn to fly with. I have also flown with Neil and Rob and rate them just as highly as Adam. Everything from the ground school, general advice & guidance to actually taking the controls of the aircraft has been a great experience. I couldn’t recommend them higher and would urge anyone wanting to get their license to head down to John Lennon Airport and see what these guys can do for you.

  43. 5.0
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    My training began in autumn 2008 and got my pilots license in July 2010. I continue to fly with Merseyflight and have been able to continue training for license enhancements both here and abroad. Several pilots have gone on to bigger things as part of a career move and in some cases whole new flying adventures.
    The staff at Merseyflight continue to help their pilots become more skilled and their constant aim to produce better, safer and devoted pilots has been impressive. I say this because that is precisely what Griffin Air (Cyprus) has indicated when I began further training at their flight school.
    Overall I think anyone wishing to be a pilot should in the first instance talk to Merseyflight. So far for me it has been a really good experience.

  44. 5.0
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    Fantastic experience, it was a birthday gift which i absolutely loved, Adam my instructor was very good and charming, gave clear instruction and was very brave to allow me to fly myself! i would recommend this experience to anybody it was a wonderful day. Thank you @merseyflight for the experience.

  45. 5.0
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    Recently had one of the great experiences in life – an hour long flight with Neil and Merseyflight. Absolutely brilliant. Makes a superb surprise present – will be remembered!!
    Flew to Prestatyn and apparently I turned the plane round and headed back towards Liverpool.
    Best of luck for the future, Neil.

    Paul Chambers

  46. 5.0
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    Brilliant Experience with a Great instructor,let me take over right after take off an do most of the flying through out flight,had to taxi on to run way which was great to do an was’nt expected.overall great experience an would love to do again. Would recommend to everyone as its a brilliant thing to do. THANK YOU MERSEY FLIGHT an Adam the instructor!

  47. 5.0
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    Enjoyable experience, instructor Adam was great, would certainly do it again!

  48. 5.0
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    I’ve been training at Merseyflight for a year now and still, all the staff and instructors have been absolutely great. I’m really enjoying training here and I’m glad I made that choice. The instructors adapt their approach on teaching to accommodate the student which is great. I’d recommend Merseyflight to anyone wanting to start flight training.

  49. 5.0
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    Had a great time, instructer was great and took time to plan the flight plan to suit our needs/requirements.

    Would book another trial flight with this company.

  50. 5.0
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    Excellent experience and excellent and informative lesson under tuition of Adam.

  51. 5.0
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    Hi, just had a trial lesson with Neil from Merseyflight… Absolutely brilliant. Staff were superb and all round first class service. See you again soon. :). Thanks again. John walsh

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