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ABOUT CFC

The Cambrian Flying Club LTD is a family owned and run business based at Swansea Airport on the edge of the beautiful Gower peninsular. 

We pride ourselves on the professional, yet friendly and informal atmosphere enjoyed within Cambrian Flying Club.

We offer training courses that enable you to achieve not only several types of private pilots licence, but also instrument ratings (restricted) and Night flight qualifications.

Club members are also able to Solo Hire any one of our fleet aircraft, providing you are suitably qualified

Let us introduce you to our passion for aviation !

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Meet us and the aircraft

BEN CLYDE

Operations Manager

Our operations manager Ben can usually be found at his desk behind the mountain of paperwork it takes to keep a flying school in the air, however when he's not flying his desk he can be found in the club lounge with his members and instructors enjoying the friendly relaxed atmosphere at the Cambrian flying club.

DAVE JONES

Chief Flying Instructor CFI

Our chief flying instructor Mr Jones has been with us for some time and almost all of our students have Mr Jones to thank for sending them on their first solo flight. You won't usually find him in the club, but if you look up and see one of our PA-38s he's probably up there !

Piper PA-38 Tomahawk

2 seater

We have a fleet of four PA-38s, designed with training in mind these aeroplanes are the perfect place to start your training and perhaps your career in aviation

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 126 mph (203 km/h, 109 kn) at sea level

  • Cruise speed: 115 mph (185 km/h, 100 kn) at 10,500 ft (3,200 m) (65% power)

  • Stall speed: 56.5 mph (90.9 km/h, 49.1 kn) (flaps down, IAS)

  • Range: 539 mi (867 km, 468 nmi) at 10,500 ft (3,200 m) (65% power)

  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)

  • Rate of climb: 718 ft/min (3.65 m/s)

Piper PA-28 Cherokee

4 seater

Our beautiful Cherokee is the perfect touring aircraft, with fantastic performance and brilliant visibility take your friends and share the experience in luxury

Performance

  • Maximum speed at S/L: 146 mph (235 kmh)

  • Maximum cruising speed at 75% power at 7,000 ft (2,135 m): 137 mph (220 kmh)

  • Stalling speed, flaps down: 55 mph (88.5 kmh)

  • Rate of climb at S/L: 730 ft/min (223 m/min)

  • Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,815 m)

  • T/O run: 740 ft (226 m)

  • Landing run: 550 ft (168 m)

ROBERT ASHFORD

Flight Experience Pilot / ICT Administrator

Rob can sometimes be found in front of a screen somewhere in the club fixing something that we have managed to break again, but more often than not he is flying our brilliant experience flights over Swansea city and Gower.

CHRIS BROWN

Deputy Chief Flying Instructor

Chris Joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 at 17 years of age and was an Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Technician for 13 years. He learned to fly at RAF Brize Norton in 1982 and after leaving the Royal Air Force in 1988 qualified as a Commercial Pilot and Flying Instructor. He further upgraded to full instructor in 1991 to teach Applied Instrument Flying.