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Gamston Flying School

| Retford (Gamston) Airport, Retford DN22 0QL, England
+44 1777 838222
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My husband brought me a trial flying lesson as a Christmas present. Everyone was really friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EThomas
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrew M

Excellent experience, very helpful staff, I was a bit nervous, pilot explained everything that was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew M
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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 training towards licences or additional ratings.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Retford (Gamston) Airport, Retford DN22 0QL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband brought me a trial flying lesson as a Christmas present. Everyone was really friendly and made me feel at ease straightaway. Everything was explained fully. I loved having the hands on control of the aircraft. The only downside was that 30 minutes just...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience, very helpful staff, I was a bit nervous, pilot explained everything that was going on and put me at ease, great fun and definitely worth every penny

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recieved an extended flying lesson for my 30th birthday by my partner. On booking Gamston airport staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Upon arival staff were very friendly towards me, my partner and my 7 year old daughter. Staff made me feel very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given a discripton of the aircraft controls & instruments. Was able to request a route taking us over local RAF stations both past & present. Also flew over Lincoln Cathedral. Was able to experience some control of level & turning maneuvers. Very Special.

Thank davginbun
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. I'm glad to hear that you have a great experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trial flight from start to finish. Friendly and professional staff answered everything we needed to know. Both myself and my other half totally enjoyed it and will definitely be back. Thanks again.

Thank regi552
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. I'm glad to hear that you have an enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day, great instruction, first class and friendly pilot, top chap. Flew over local areas and had opportunity to take controls under guidance. Don’t miss this experience it’s fantastic in a word.

Thank kieran p
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad to hear that you have a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic the staff were extremely friendly and the instructor was brilliant would definitely recommend

Thank Jamie B
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad to hear that you have a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a day I would like to thank all for a wonderful few hrs. The 30 min flying lesson was amazing and I got some fantastic photos. Also thank you for the kind tour. If I want another flying lesson I will be back...More

Thank Sarah W
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. I'm glad to hear that you have a great experience!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Instructor/Pilot,excellent flight,he had the right attitude! Good cafe and food excellent.All the family enjoyed the experience and day out.

Thank michael h
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Tom C, Owner at Gamston Flying School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad to hear that you have an enjoyable experience. Thank you for reviewing us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

im was nerve wrecking to be in a small aircraft. the pilot is always re assuring me though. lol. it was an awesome experience you don't get to have everyday.

Thank Well A
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Thank you for reviewing us. It's great to hear that you have a good experience.

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I spent at least 30 minutes in the air.
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