Looking for flying lessons in Aberdeen? Book your trial flight at this training school at Longside Airfield and get all the benefits of a smaller airfield without the controlled air space and on ground delays when flying out of an international airport! Longside Airfield is just a quick dash up the A90 from Aberdeen. Situated a few miles inland from Peterhead the aerodrome was operational as RAF Peterhead between 1941 and 1945. At its peak nearly 3000 personnel were on site and the Aberdeenshire skies were filled with the sound of Hurricanes Spitfires and Mustangs. Today you can still see a few vestiges of Longside’s RAF past with pillboxes clearly visible from the air despite most of the land being returned to agricultural use. You’ll also notice that Longside still has a tarmac runway – quite a rarity in North East Scotland! Now operated as a small and friendly facility this airfield which is easily accessible from Aberdeen is a great place to learn to fly. Your CAA flight instructor/examiner is Bill Anderson who has flown pretty much every type of aircraft going working for the RAF and as a commercial pilot too. All those many of years of experience mean that Bill is a super experienced instructor who knows just how to get the best out of the plane and you on these trial lessons. You’ll be flying in this Aberdeenshire school’s Piper PA28 Warrior II. As Bill himself says these light aircraft are ‘simple stable and dependable’ making them ideal trainers with a formidable cross country performance too. They’re a delight to fly and at some point during your flight you will get to find out for yourself as you take the controls. As you can imagine from the location of Longside Airfield you’ll be treated to amazing views over Peterhead and the coast throughout your lesson. And of course the longer the flight duration the further you fly over Aberdeen and beyond on your lesson. What’s more for a small fee payable locally (and at the pilot’s discretion) you can invite up to two friends or family members to join you in the plane as interested observers. A lovely plane stunning views a friendly instructor uncontrolled airspace and lots of aviation history combine to make these flying lessons in Aberdeenshire the perfect choice for Scottish aviation fans. Book your 30 45 or 90-minute lesson online and get flying!