Gryphon Aero Club

Kemble's only independant not-for-profit flying club!

Learn to fly or continue a course of training with experienced, qualified and friendly instructors.

If you have your pilots licence already, share seats and trips with other club members. Grow your experience. Add new ratings.


Since flying resumed, post COVID-19 lockdowns, we've flown > 250 hours of training


Our PPL pass rate!


Outside of scheduled maintenance, we aim to provide 100% availability

Based at the Cotswold Airport - Kemble

First flying club in the UK to obtain an ATO approval from the CAA!

Gryphon Aero Club was set up purely for its members, so come and join as a student or to continue your PPL with the friendliest club around.

If you have your licence and want to spread your wings, gain an additional rating - join Gryphon Aero Club

You have your licence and ratings, you want to have fun and fly with other club members - we look forward to welcoming you to Gryphon Aero Club

Maintain your ratings, renewals and revalidations at Gryphon Aero Club

Renewal & Revalidation

Navigate CAA requirements and renew or revalidate your ratings with Gryphon Aero Club

Fast Track your PPL

Our friendly & experienced instructors are ready to help you get your wings, contact us for information

Don't fly alone

Flying should be fun, so fly with other club members, spread your wings and gain valuable experience

18/3/22 - Fuel Prices: due to the unprecedented rise in fuel costs, we have been forced to increase our hourly rates.

Club Membership

£125 per year
  • Access to Clubhouse
  • Access to PA28 G-AVYL
  • Social Functions
  • Organised Fly-Out's
  • Access to a world of aviation experience

PA28 Self Hire

£165 per hour
  • Self Hire for Members
  • PA28 Cherokee 180
  • VFR Aircraft
  • Includes Fuel

PA28 with Instructor

£195 per hour
  • includes one of our highly experienced instructors
  • PPL or IR(r)
  • Circuits Included

1 Hour Trial Lesson

£164 one Hour
  • A full 1 hour flying!
  • Instructor included
  • * only 1 trial lesson per person

Flying Experience

£264 full Day
  • Tour of Control Tower
  • Includes Tour of Air Salvage International
  • Includes Tour of Fire Station
  • A light lunch & refreshments
  • plus a full Trial lesson!

Our Flying Instructors

Across you will find GAC's flying instructors - we are lucky to have such a broad cross section of experience here at Gryphon Aero Club (GAC). From retired RAF pilots to retired commercial Captains - if you want to fly with the most experienced and patient instructors - look no further than GAC...

Kick start your pilot flight path...

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METAR Information


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Brize Norton

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251120Z 25012KT 8000 -DZ SCT011 BKN020 16/13 Q1014

251059Z 2512/2519 25009KT 9999 SCT015 PROB30 TEMPO 2512/2515 27015G28KT 8000 -SHRA BKN012