Lydd Airport

Kent TN29 9QL

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Phase One

Pilots with current licences and medicals but expired ratings

As an Approved Training Organisation your Compliance Manager (Mark Gibson) has drawn up a Risk Assessment in line with anticipated Government directives on re-starting training.

To comply with this, we will be starting as follows

  • SEP/MEP Revalidation and Renewal
  • 90-day Club currency
  • 28-day Club currency

Check rides are for the benefit of the licence holder to be able to fly again and will be on a one to one basis to reduce the footfall through the club premises and reduce the exposure of the staff and others. No passengers will be allowed for check rides or flying lessons whilst restrictions are in force. The club must focus on flight training for now so the premises cannot be used for social gathering or as a waiting area. The carrying of passengers once current will then be the pilot in command’s decision.

If you require these services, you will be required to:

1. Have your Licence, Medical and Log Book available for certification.

2. Have your own headset and PPE (face covering minimum, disposable gloves recommended).(Instructors will have additional PPE as required by CAA directive.)

3. Sign a declaration of freedom from Covid19 symptoms or contacts and be willing to have your temperature checked (Non-contact equipment).

4. Maintain Social distancing both in the building and outside Pre-flight Briefings

Pilots who have booked aircraft and instructor via the Club’s email/online booking system may be contacted by the instructor for a briefing by telephone regarding the “check-out” requirements.

Instructor availability

There will be one instructor per day to ensure distancing within the office training environment. The nominated Instructor for each day will appear on the club’s Booking System for pilots to select instructor/day/time to suit themselves. Check availability of aircraft and instructor on:

Then send booking requests by email to:

Check your booking regularly in case of changes

When will the next phase start?

Phase 2 - Students completing courses or 25 hrs plus flight time - NOW in progress

Phase 3 will be those who have completed less than 25 hours training. A time scale is yet to be determined but it is hoped that by then much less severe restrictions will be in place and we can recommence ab initio and Flight Experiences

Pilots who have current licences, ratings and medicals:

Lydd airport is opened to pilots on 1st July 2020.

Group Aircraft owners and Private Hire Pilots check for a slot for your aircraft on:

Then send booking requests by email to:

NOTE: We regret that due to the restrictions the Club rooms will NOT be available for Social gatherings or as a waiting room if you have friends/passengers. Please follow the Social distancing notices and the “one-way system” within the Club and airport - which have recently CHANGED

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