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Corona Virus Latest Information updated 17 March 2021
Dear customers. In accordance with the latest guidance from the UK Government and the Civil Aviation Authority, we are pleased to be able to re-open the flying club on Monday 12th April. We will be operating with the same COVID secure procedures that we established in the summer and autumn of 2020, for example masks must be worn inside aircraft and aircraft will be cleaned between flights. We will also be carrying out regular cleaning of the flying club building and aim to reduce the number of club members and guests that are in the building at any one time. We are now taking bookings for PPL lessons, check flights for licence holders wishing to rent aircraft and trial flying lessons. For those customers who have trial flying lesson vouchers which have been previously issued, please rest assured that the validity dates of these vouchers will be extended for as long as is reasonably necessary to allow the vouchers to be used now restrictions are being lifted.
We continue to monitor information from the regulator for changes to guidance and also for any allowances or extensions that may be made for licence holders.
Essential functions provided by Donington Aviation Ltd have not been affected by the pandemic and the business continues to support essential air operations with fuel supply, maintenance and hangarage.
At Donair Flying Club we are uniquely placed to offer both flight training and aircraft hire from a friendly club environment at East Midlands Airport near to Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. We offer trial flights / trial flying lessons and flight training for the Private Pilot's Licence (PPL), Night Rating, Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) Rating, Multi Engine Rating, the Flight Instructor Course and new for 2013, the Flying Compendium.

Formed in the 1960's, Donair Flying Club has gained an enormous wealth of experience as a flying school, with the training of hundreds of Private Pilots, undertaking Air Cadet contracts for the RAF and the training of Flying Instructors, many of whom have gone on to become Commercial Pilots. Flying training with Donair is justifiably well regarded, with high standards of instruction and an excellent past record. In early 2008, Donair acquired East Midlands Flying School which now forms part of a larger flying club under the Donair East Midlands title. We extend a warm welcome to all ex EMFS members.

We specialise in arranging courses to fit the student's own personal requirements, in addition to the full and part-time courses run seven days a week throughout the year. Operating from East Midlands Airport, enables Donair Flying Club to take full advantage of the wide range of facilities offered by a large International Airport. For example: Instrument Landing System and Radar Coverage for instrument training, customs facilities for international flights and 24hrs, 7 days per week operation. Donair Flying Club operates a modern fleet of aircraft, ranging from the popular Cessna 152 trainers to twin engine touring craft. Our own highly skilled engineers maintain all of the fleet.
  • Clubhouse with lounge and breakfast bar.
  • Friendly club environment, always welcome to call in for a coffee!
  • All club aircraft hangared year round.
  • Experience arranging international flights. (HM Customs & Excise / Special Branch)
  • Visiting aircraft welcome. (subject to availability)
  • AVGAS & Jet A1 + AL48 available - please inform ATC upon arrival and taxi to the maintenance area. We can also refuel on the main apron if necessary.
  • Hangarage for private aircraft. (subject to availability)
  • Wide variety of membership base in terms of both experience and age.
  • Best wishes and thank you for your interest in Donair Flying Club.
    Eric & Erika Bannister
    Donair Flying Club
    Building 33
    Dakota Road
    East Midlands Airport
    DE74 2SA
    Pooleys Flight Equipment

    In addition to the extensive range of flight accessories and products stocked in the clubhouse all "Pooleys" products can be purchased via their website all Donair East Midlands members will receive a 5% discount on orders made direct through Pooleys when you quote the code DONAIR001.

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