About Almat Flying Academy

Almat Flying Academy is quite unique amongst the small flying schools in the UK. We have in-house ground school for the theory exams and offer training and experiences for both aeroplane and helicopter. With a great airport for trainee pilots to learn in we offer a fantastic pilot training experience. Underpinned by fantastic team of instructors and examiners including our in-house Aermomedical Examiner. We offer zero experience to licensed pilot fast track schemes. Read on to find out more about us and why this is a great place or you to become a pilot.

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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.

Steve Mason – 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 Flight Instructors

We have a great team of instructors from a wide range of backgrounds. Here are our core team of instructors. We also have several other instructors that work commercially and work for us when they have time off.

Our team includes flight instructors, examiners, support staff and an in-house aeromedical examiner. They are all pilots and passionate about flying. Offering the following flight instruction, ratings and services:

  • Flight Instructor ratings
  • PPL (A) and LAPL (A) licenses including LAPL to PPL conversion.
  • SEP (Land) Renewal & Revalidation
  • Aerobatics Rating
  • Night Rating
  • IR (R) – Instrument Rating (Restricted)
  • Medicals

Our Aircraft

Cessna 150 G-BSZV
Piper PA28 G-BAHF
Cessna 172 G-BOMS
Cessna 152 G-CINA
Cessna 172 G-BXSD

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/

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Business Information

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

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