LAC Flying School - About Us
LAC Flying School took over the Lancashire Aero Club operations at Barton Aerodrome in 2007. Lancashire Aero Club, established in 1922 is the oldest active flying club in the UK. LAC Flying School operate the same fleet of aircraft used by the Lancashire Aero Club and employ the same highly experienced flying instructors and examiners.
Operating from Barton we benefit from open airspace around the airfield to minimise disruption to your lessons. We also donít suffer lengthy delays on the ground due to commercial traffic, as would be the case with most of the regions larger airports. The aerodrome itself features all grass runways that are ideal for training students to a high skill level.
We operate a large and varied fleet of five aircraft consisting of three different types. All our aircraft are maintained to a high standard here at Barton to minimise down times. Because we have such a large fleet of aircraft, availability is never usually a problem and operating three different types of aircraft means you can pick the one that suits you best!
During your training you will be taught to the highest standards by one of our fully qualified flying instructors/examiners. Here at LAC we employ highly experienced full time flying instructors, which ensures you will maintain continuity during your training, helping to reduce the overall cost. We also benefit from having two in house examiners, which means taking written exams is never a problem and the wait for a skill test booking is minimal.
We operate 6 days a week, from 9am till either sunset or 8pm whichever comes first, all year round. After your lesson you can relax in the on site restaurant, Runway 26 which serves a selection of refreshments and hot food.