About Almat Flying Academy

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Simon Kalas – General Manager

“Almat Flying Academy is a small, friendly flying school and club based at Coventry Airport. Offering flying experiences, lessons and a social club. We have a great team of people to deliver these services. Our diverse fleet of aircraft includes a Cessna 152 and 172, a Piper PA28 161 and a Robin 2160.

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Carmen Gardien – Head of Training

“Almat are committed to supporting our members and helping them achieve. We beleive it is very important to maintain a structured and professional learning environment. We want our enthusiasm for flying to encourage and help our members. We help our students decide and stick to their training plan and see them through to the end.”

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Glynn Matthews – Head of Operations

“We strive to deliver the flying experience and try to make it as enjoyable as possible for students, licenced members and experience customers coming in to enjoy a flying experience. We keep our customers informed of any changes due to bad weather and try to minimise cancellations.”

Our Team

Our team includes flight instructors, examiners, support staff and an in-house aeromedical examiner. They are all pilots and passionate about flying. Our team offers the following pilot licence ratings:
LAPL (A)
LAPL to PPL (A)
PPL (A)
Aerobatics Rating (A)
Class Ratings (A)
Night Rating (A)
SEP (Land)

Our Aircraft

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Piper PA28 161 G-BRFM
Cessna 152 G-CINA
Cessna 172 G-BOMS
Robin 2160 G-BLWY

Location & Facililities

Coventry Airport is great because it has all the facilities of a large commercial airport without the congestion. This makes it the perfect place for anyone wanting to learn to fly, get a pilot licence or just indulge their flying passion.

  • Full Flight Information Service
  • Runway lighting (essential for night flying!!)
  • A 2km asphalt runway which happens to be the flattest in the UK.

Directions and help getting to our front door – https://almat.co.uk/about-almat-flying-academy/how-to-find-us/

Business Information

UK registered limited company number 11604577
VAT number GB  310 405 073
Civil Aviation Authority Declared Training Organisation number GBR.DTO-0073