New Pilot Open Days (NPoD)

New Pilots Open Days are a way of getting together club flyers who are interested in improving their skills.  Pilots are able to fly manoeuvres or simple schedules whilst receiving advice from experienced competition flyers in a friendly and relaxed way.

NPods are meant for those who have never entered a GBR/CAA competition. It is hoped this may help bridge the gap, a stepping stone, between club flying and a GBR/CAA competition which can be seen as a daunting first step.

Most pilots enter competitions as a way of measuring improvements in skills for their own benefit and give a real purpose to their flying.  Others take the opportunity to practice what they learn at the NPoDs, join the GBR/CAA and compete for positions in our league tables.  Competing for a place in the UK International Team could be your ultimate goal.

More details can be found here: in our ‘New to Aerobatics’ section of our web site. 

If you would like to organise an NPod or need more details, please email Ashley Hoyland at or give me a ring on 0114 2873432.