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  1. 5.0
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    I paid for an experience for my mum and her fiance as a surprise. They absolutely loved it and said they have such a great experience. According to my mum, the service, the experience and the organisation was excellent.

    I thought it was great value paying for it so I decided to call today and book one for myself, book another experience for my best friends birthday and another 2 experiences for my family. Unfortunately a friendly colleague said they are closing down on Sunday! :-( If only I heard about it before I would have booked so many experiences as birthday presents. So for now I’ve booked myself in with my partner as a surprise present, so excited can’t wait to go!

  2. 5.0
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    After flying at North London Flying School, the positive atmosphere that was around by other users of the facilities available, made everyone feel welcome. Going up into the skies with Rob was an amazing experience; being allowed behind the controls of an airplane!

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    The facilities at Panshanger were excellent. We arrived and the process of getting ready for flight was swift. I’d recieved a call first thing to let me know the flight would go ahead. The pilot Juan gave me control midway through the half hour flight and due to some previous experience allowed me to perform some steep turns in the piper cherokee. It was all in all a perfect experience and well worth it. The club itself had lovely facilities of an excellent quality and I’d thoroughly recommend both North London Flying club and my pilot Juan for their warm welcome and professionalism.

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    Very good experience. It was my first time experiencing a flight and it was great fun. Even though I was sat in the back of the aircraft I still enjoyed every minute of it.

  5. 5.0
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    Q1. Were you called in the morning regarding whether the flight will go ahead?

    Yes

    Q2. How was the pre-flight briefing on scale of 1-10 (not being understood – very clear)?

    9

    Q3. How was your overall experience with your instructor on a scale of 1-10 (poor – excellent)?

    9

    Q4. Would you like to fly with us again?

    Yes

    Q5. Do you know anyone who you would recommend to fly with us?

    Yes

    Q6. Is there anything we can improve on?

    None

  6. 5.0
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    Q1. Were you called in the morning regarding whether the flight will go ahead? Yes very prompltly at 9 am.

    Q2. How was the pre-flight briefing on scale of 1-10 (not being understood – very clear)? 10

    Q3. How was your overall experience with your instructor on a scale of 1-10 (poor – excellent)?
    10

    Q4. Would you like to fly with us again?

    Yes

    Q5. Do you know anyone who you would recommend to fly with us?
    Possibly

    Q6. Is there anything we can improve on?

    No. An all round fantastic experience

  7. 5.0
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    My wife bought me a 30-minute session for my 50th Birthday, which I finally got around to booking for 11:00am on Saturday 23rd August. I was pleased with the present and was looking forward to it, but, remembering my flying experiences as a cadet in the Air Training Corps, I was not overly excited.

    But, then I met Haim, my instructor. After his briefing, I realised that this would not be a case of me as a passenger just being allowed to nudge the joystick a bit. He connected with me more like a guru than an instructor. The Piper Cub in which we flew was small, compact and simply designed, built for the experience of flying, not for getting somewhere (as Haim put it). Well, I certainly had a flying experience that was NOT reminiscent of my ATC days! For 30 minutes, I was a bird.

    Afterwards, I was brought down to earth with a delicious cheeseburger and coffee/pecan cake at the flying school’s cafe.

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    I had a great trial lesson last Saturday, August 23rd, flying with Haim in the Super Cub (my daughters bought the air-experience flight as a birthday present and I upgraded to the Super Cub – an ambition of mine). Wonderful, relaxed atmosphere at the aerodrome, even decent weather.

    Was it everything I had hoped for? No… it was even better. Haim has a big personality and a unique and challenging approach to getting you to look inside yourself as well as to open up to the total experience. Flying the Super Cub from the front seat with its terrific visibility and easy response is quite special – it gives you a sense of being in contact with the sky and in control (a relative element for this novice, of course!). Pretty motivating.

    Will I carry forward? You bet.

  9. 5.0
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    The flight experience was a birthday present, so this was my first visit. Very welcoming and friendly staff, who immediate put me at ease.
    The flight with Mikey was superb; he was relaxed but clearly very experienced and made me very confident about the flight and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend the venue and experience to any one.

  10. 5.0
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    Lovely lovely environment and flying school., This place is full of charming people and you’ll definitely have a great time here.

  11. 5.0
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    After a number of years break from flight training, due to my last school (Cabair) going bust, I decided to look into having some more lessons. I found North London Flying School on this website and booked a lesson. I found that it was a much friendlier environment and seems to be a great community, and so have already got my next lesson booked up!!

  12. 5.0
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    I treated my partner to a flying lesson for his birthday. He had the lesson on Sunday 17th August 2014 our pilot was Jitesh, (very pleasant chap).
    We were delighted that it coincided with Revival Day, there was lots going on, people dressed in 40s style and old cars and motorbikes the atmosphere was fantastic.
    It’s so sad the the Flying School will be closing in September 2014 as it’s such a unique experience and such a friendly atmosphere.
    To think we’ve lived so close and only just discovered the place as it’s about to close.
    We will support the Aerobatics Day on 14th September, 2014
    Regards
    Marian Ovey-Barnet

  13. 5.0
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    I was bought a 60 minute flying experience for my birthday and absolutely loved every minute! I’d never flown before so was a little bit nervous but my instructor (Jordi) was very chilled and explained everything really well! I was surprised with how much control I was allowed to have; as soon as we were off the ground I was in control, with Jordi just guiding me, it was fantastic! Up in the air the weather was a little bit murky, but the views over North Hertfordshire were still amazing! I had never considered even learning to fly before, but this experience has made me seriously consider it and I would definitely go with North London Flying School! I can’t wait to go again!

  14. 5.0
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    My pilot was Rob, a great guy who was very experienced and a pleasure to fly with. Rob was aware that my voucher included tea and cake but due to the lateness of the day that I had booked the flight I was fully aware the cafe would be shut, I knew that this would cause issues with my gift experience and fully accepted that unfortunately I would not be able to take advantage of the tea room. Upon arrival at panshanger, Rob went out of his way to give the best experience possible and made sure my partner and I had tea and cake prior to our flight. This in itself was in my opinion a great customer service as he couldn’t do enough to make sure the day went as smoothly as possible.
    As mentioned above, Rob was an experienced pilot, very knowledgeable and happy to help. The weather was perfect, the flight was the best flight experience I have had and it’s such a shame that panshanger is going to close ! If this was not the case, I would seriously be considering taking my PPL with them. Rob is leaving them but I wish him all the very best in his career and thank him again for a great day and his guidance with the flight experience. Thank you all.

  15. 5.0
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    I had a 30 min flight with Mikey last weekend and am now totally hooked! Place was easy to get to by car, I was called in the morning to confirm and everybody I spoke to was really helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend both having a go if you have never done it before and North London Flying School as the place to do it! I will def be back…soon!

  16. 5.0
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    Had a great first lesson with Graham (as part of the PPL starter pack) with North London Flying School. He did a great job explaining everything before the flight, and then pretty much gave me full control over the plane throughout the 1 hour lesson

    They seem to hold regular events… Just so happened my lesson coincided with their “Pilot sports day” event which was great fun, including flour bombing, treasure hunt and a nice BBQ too :)

    Look forward to flying with them again – working my way to getting a PPL :)

  17. 5.0
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    Fantastic experience.
    My interest in things aeronautical dates back to my boyhood when I built many model aeroplanes and watched little Austers flying over my garden in North London in the early 50’s
    Then in later years, as a science teacher, I had to teach principles of flight to students. A colleague of mine who had been an instructor during the war, training glider pilots, persuaded his old wartime friend Freddy Laker to take the entire school up on a joy ride over the North sea in his 747. We went on to build a Link trainer for pupils to play with, out of old bits and pieces scrounged from metalwork and woodwork. Finally I scattered my colleagues ashes from a glider over Dunstable downs and vowed to have a go at flying or at least experience a light aircraft at first hand.
    20 years later, in 2013, my family bought me a half hour taster at Panshanger and I was hooked. I decided that although I was probably too long in the tooth to get a PPL I would treat myself to some more flying experience.
    I turned up at the North London Flying School in April for an “hours worth” with instructor Mikey Ramnauth. I managed to remember much of the preflight checks from my previous half hour.
    Mikey is a fantastic teacher who brims with confidence and gives you a “can do” feeling straight away. We checked out the aircraft and I practised steering it to the end off the runway. Mikey instructed me to push on the power and keep the control column pulled back as we were taking off on grass. He touched nothing and in a few seconds we were airborne! From then on I practised gentle banked turns and we flew over my house in Goffs Oak where Mikey took the controls and enabled me to get some photos.
    Controlling the aircraft seemed easy, though I suspect the continuous input and watchful eyes of my instructor accounted for a good 90%
    I realised quite quickly that controlling the aircraft and finding your way, plus looking out for other approaching planes is a multi tasking experience!
    We flew on out to St Albans, then back to Panshanger. At this point I expected to hand back the controls to Mikey, but he simply said “Line up on the runway, put on 2 clicks of flap, cut the power, drop the nose a little to maintain speed and finally pull back on the controls.”
    The plane appeared to pretty much land itself and apart from having to be reminded to steer with my feet once on the ground, it seemed deceptively easy. The icing on the cake was that, purely by a fluke , I managed to park the aircraft nose wheel smack on the ‘T’ marking where it should come to rest.
    It took the rest of the day to wipe the smile off my face!
    Finally I cannot recommend too highly this experience and the professional and safe environment of the flying school. I will certainly have another go and will try to get other members of my family to do the same.
    Everybody in Hatfield district MUST try to preserve this airfield from the planners

  18. 5.0
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    It was really amazing experience with North London Flying School on 28th of March. I will remember the time all my life. The flying course lighted the sparking of being a pilot in my heart! The people there were extremely nice and made me feel comfortable in the club. My instructor was very professional and knowledgeable.He is a nice guy with great passion and patience. He asked me to operate the aeroplane by myself in the sky, it was so cool. I joined Aston Martin training the day before I flied. My instructor brought me back to Millbrook,where I drove all range of AM. His bespoked flight route impressed me as well. If I could go to UK again, I would visit there!

  19. 5.0
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    North London flying school is brilliant. I have flown a few times before with air cadets so already knew how everything worked. The flight I had enabled me to build on skills I already had and I have now learnt a lot more since I last went flying,. The instructors are brilliant, allowing you to be in control for a lot of the flight but still keeping you safe. I would definitely recommend training at The North London Flying school and personally I hope to be able to do my PPL here in the very near future.

    Thank you.

  20. 5.0
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    For my 21st birthday, I was given a flying lesson experience voucher at North London Flying School. Upon arriving, Seb showed me the basic controls on a model plane. We then went to the plane, and he offered to take some photos for us :) I took off and it was such an amazing experience! Seb was great throughout the lesson, and the views of Hertfordshire were stunning!! It’s definitely something I’ll be doing again, my partner has a fear of flying and he enjoyed it too! Highly recommended!!!

  21. 5.0
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    Perfect Day ! Perfect weather! Perfect First flight! Amazing instructor Sameer :-) The day started on the train travelling from London – thanks to detailed travel guide on the website all was nice and easy to find. Register , pre flight briefing and my instruct , friend and myself in the skies! Dream of many years finally came true! I must point out that all expectations were exceeded in terms that I got as much control of the aircraft as i didn’t even expect – once we were high enough – I could do literally anything to feel the plane. Also , my instructor kindly showed some cool tricks such as stalling , negative g and descending in some sort of a quick roll:-) Thanks once again and I am definitely coming back

  22. 5.0
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    My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday and arranged a flying session at North London Flying school for me.

    It was an amazing experience! Sameer, my instructor, was absolutely great! Very knowledgable, funny and calming! He allowed me to fly for the whole session and took care of take off and landing that were the trickiest parts! Excellent location in the countryside too, great little cafe and overall great customer experience!

    I’d highly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn how to fly or surprise their beloved ones!

  23. 5.0
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    Never the idea of flying has been more exciting than now. Soon after I came back from Colombia, I went online and look for an ideal flying school to get the PPL. I leave in North London, and compare the website of five flying schools, and only one convinced me. North Flying School was by far the best! I decided to call and Sameer was the first I talked to. He was nice, knowledgeable, engaging and humble to catch my attention and convoke why this school was my best choice. The next day I went with my partner to do my first fly lesson. Before, get into the airplane, my partner was already convince of doing it with me. Sameer explained us the benefits of doing it together for learning fast purposes. The thrill of sharing such an experience with my partner totally exceeds my expectations. Feeling comfortable, secure, challenged and excited about the whole flying experience is quite amazing already. Sameer made real. Doing it with my partner and having Sameer as my instructor completely goes beyond what I dreamt. The fly was smooth and the weather marvellous. Now, my partner and I, we have both signed off for a full PPL program and already book the lessons for this week. Definitely feels like I am in the best flying school in the UK!

  24. 5.0
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    I had a flight experience booked with Panshanger and it was a fabulous start into the world of flying. The staff at Panshanger were very friendly and the briefing was quick but very informative from the pilot. We spent an hour in the air where I was in awe, the plane was surprisingly easy to move in the air and on the ground. It was far better than I ever thought it would be and I could spend hours up in the air looking down over the country. I want to come back and do it again!

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    I was bought a 60 min trial lesson by my boyfriend for my 30th birthday and it was such a fantastic present. I’d liked the idea of flying, but didn’t actually think I’d be able to do it, but Mikey was such a fantastic instructor that he instills a confidence that you don’t realise you have. Couldn’t believe how much flying I actually got to do, and Mikey was happy to explain anything I had a question about, but didn’t overload me with info which meant that I really felt like it was completely within my ability – which it turns out it was!
    Really hope to come back to do lesson number 2!

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    Just had my first lesson here… it was AMAZING!

    The instructor was super friendly, the club in general was pretty great. Definitely going to be returning to complete my ppl

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    Fantastic flying experience, my instructor sameer is the best, he gave me confidence with clear instructions and made me feel well relaxed.. I am determined to achieve this goal, and North London Flying School is the best place for me to make my dream come a reality…

  28. 5.0
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    We were given a flying experience as a joint birthday present, and flew in a 4-seater plane. Everything was confirmed on the morning by phone to us. Before the flight, our pilot Dominic went through everything and showed us round the outside of the plane for safety checks. Dominic was very knowledgeable and really took time to explain everything to us, as complete novices! Flight itself was wonderful – I sat in the back, but my husband was able to take controls and dip left and right. I enjoyed the fabulous views, and the 30 minute flight was over far too quickly! Lovely smooth take-off and landing.
    After the flight, we had lunch in the Club’s cafe included in our experience – with a glass of champagne thrown in. The experience was called The Lovers’ Lunch – that’s the only thing I would recommend that you change about it – the name is a bit ‘twee’! We were told we could choose anything from the menu, and the service was excellent.
    All in all – a very enjoyable experience, and something which makes an ideal gift for any age. I’d recommend it to friends.

  29. 5.0
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    Had an amazing time at the North London Flying School. Thank you Mikey for an amazing flight. Now all I want to do is get my PPL and hopefully will be starting that soon. Thanks!

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    Both my sister’s bought me a 30th Birthday gift experience @ the North London Flying school! I was extremely apprehensive as taking control of a vehicle that doesn’t stay on land is a first. It took me a few months to pluck up the courage and phone the flying school to actually book this 60 minute flying experience, so just to get my own back I upgraded my plane from a 2 seater to a 4 seater so my lovely sister’s could join me in this experience!
    Sunday 8th of September was the day 11 am was my flight time. My instructor on the day was Mikey, an awesome individual who seem’s to instill a confidence in you that everything will be fine! I must say although I had the shakes before I took off (that’s right before “I” took off) and after Mikey landed (that’s right taking off and landing are two different ball games). It was an absolutely amazing experience and would highly recommend everybody to do it at least once! word’s can’t describe the sensations when turning the plane in the air!
    They have a family area with a cafe and a fish pond for the kids to feed the fish!! A friendly environment. If you want to learn to fly a plane and have a pilot’s license then i guess this is the place, and I would recommend Mikey as an instructor (I’m not saying the other’s aren’t any good as I wouldn’t know but what I can say the flight experience was absolutely awesome).

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    Fantastic flying experience with the team at panshanger aerodrome. In particular, my instructor Mikey was first rate, with clear instructions, and was adept at making me feel relaxed even in challenging weather conditions.

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    I had a fantastic trial flying lesson last Thursday with Seb in the equally fantastic Super Cub. Seb’s relaxed demeanour as an instructor really eased my nerves and I enjoyed a wonderful hour flying over my local neighbourhood & taking my turn at the controls. A phone call on the morning of the flight helped quell any fears I may have had over the weather conditions & spending some time chatting to my instructor before the flight made the whole experience a more friendly and informal one. Thanks to all at the wonderful & historic Panshanger Airfield. Highly recommended.

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    What a great first flight, Micky was an excellent instructor, he made it a wonderful and exciting experience, something which I would love to do again. The flight was great, starting with some basic training and checks of the aircraft. We took off and climbed to about 2000ft. Hertfordshire looks completely different from this altitude. (Look at me,i sound like a pilot already). We flew around north herts. For an hour then back to land at panshanger. The wife enjoyed a coffee & cake in the cafe. Thanks to Micky and all the staff at the North London flying school.

  34. 5.0
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    what an amazing experience It was to fly out of Pangshanger the tutor Mikey was amazing and had so much time and respect! I would defiantly recommend this to every so they can feel and see how exciting it was complete credit goes to mikey and the team at North London Flight school! my dream come true!

  35. 5.0
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    Had my first 1 hour flight with Dominic on Sunday, after having been cancelled the week before. I had to wait 2 hours before I walked to the desk and they told me it was probably too hazey to fly (could have told me sooner!!). However, on the day of the flight, Dominic called me in the morning to say it was going ahead and the rest of the flight was truly amazing! Will almost certainly train with you guys if I decide to go for the PPL.

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    I had my first lesson with Mikey on Sunday. It was a gift for my 40th birthday and it was one of the best experiences, even being able to fly over our house in St Albans.
    A very laid back environment, excellent tutoring and a great location.

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    My wife surprised me with a 30 minute introduction flight at Panshanger aerodrome for my birthday earlier this year. It had always been a dream of mine and was a complete surprise. Surpass to say that it was literally the best birthday present ever! We only live round the corner from the airfield and we enjoy sitting out in summer evenings watching the planes make their decent to land. Unfortunately weather prevented the scheduled flight in May and a subsequent shoulder op stopped me from taking the lesson in the following months. The North London Flying School were more then accommodating in rearranging my flight and up I went Sunday just gone. The experience was amazing and the flight instructor Mikey was fantastic. Everything was explained and before I knew it we were taxing down the runway then up in the air. The downside was the 30 minutes, bardon the pun, flew by and before I knew it we were back on the ground and I was scratching my head trying to work out how I could afford to get my PPL! A brilliant experience made so by the kind, enthusiastic and accommodating staff at Panshanger. If I can’t have flying lessons yet we will definitely be popping in to enjoy the lovely food and drink. We must make sure that Welwyn Hatfield planning department do not get the green light to build on this land – never.

  38. 5.0
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    I took the Flying Experience course for one hour and found it to be a brilliant experience. My instructor was Mikey who was very enthusiastic and helpful, a top bloke. We had a great flight over to Cambridge with a few circuits of the universities on a lovely sunny afternoon, and I was in control for 90% of the time on my first flight. Very exciting and a memorable experience. Great fun.

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    Had an amazing flight experience at Panshanger and had a fantastic day. Excellent and friendly staff who are understanding and knowledgeable and first class facility’s. Its inspired me to go ahead with my PPL which I will be doing at the North London flying school as I couldn’t think of a better place. Everything exceeded my expectations and really gave me the urge to continue and hopefully make flying my career.

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    Myself and two friends had a great day out at the North London Flying School with a flight expereince. Everyone was warm, friendly and inviting and the entire experience will be a life-long memory for the three of us. Mikey was my instructor and he was great fun. You can tell everyone there loves their day-job.

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    I have flown with six Flight Instructors and they were all very friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging. There is a very good atmosphere in the Club House and it is a very well organised for briefings, flight planning, taking exams and becoming familiar with flight publications. I am on the NPPL Course and in addition flew some aerobatics in the Extra 300L aeroplane which was very exciting. The standard of flying instruction is high and the Instructors never mind having to say the same things many times.The first photo was on a flight to Fenland and the others of a flight to a turning point at Sywell including one taken at an altitude of 5300 feet of the top of the clouds.

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    I had my first flying experience here and it was fantastic! The instructors were very friendly and professional and explained everything in detail. They let me have a lot more control of the plane than I was expecting! It was a brilliant experience, I highly recommend it.

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    Well what is there left to say about North London Flying School. Set on Panshanger’s magnificent airfield it’s a joy to be able to fly in and out of there on a regular basis. I first flew with NLFS in October 2011 before starting my PPL in November 2012. From the instructors to the ‘Out of the Box’ cafe, the flying school creates a marvelous communal atmosphere and one which is a joy to be part of. The instructors do get a special mention from me, as along with the rest of the team at Panshanger, they have made training there an enjoyable and pleasurable experience each and every time. I look forward to completing my PPL with North London Flying School and will then look ahead to frequently visiting in the future.

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