Bliss Aviation News and Events

Ian Davidson First Solo Flight


A huge congratulations to Ian Davidson on completing his first solo this morning! Making hay whilst the sun WAS shinning!

Chris Troke First Solo Flight


A huge congratulations to Chris Troke on completing his first solo today. A lovely autumnal morning for a first solo flight.

Scenic Sightseeing Tours


We're pleased to announce we're now offering scenic Sightseeing Tours around Bournemouth and Dorset, or a location of your choosing!

This prestigious approval is something we've been working toward for the last couple of years, and is a great addition to the services we already offer.

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Bespoke VIP Sightseeing Tours


Looking for the perfect gift as a special present, business incentive or for you or your family? Why not see Dorset and its surroundings from the ultimate viewpoint, whilst in your own private helicopter!

Our gift vouchers range from 20 minutes to hour-long flights. All flights leave from our main base at Bournemouth Airport where there is plenty of space to bring family and friends to watch and share the experience. We also have a café on site serving coffee and refreshments. Please call or email us if you wish to organise a trip from a different location.

Our main route takes you along the coast and allows you to really appreciate the wonders of the local scenery. If you live locally and there is time, we can also try and fly over your house. Once airborne, we aim to give a verbal narrative of the local scenery to assist with really showcasing the beauty of the local area from the air.

Booking is easy – once you have purchased a gift voucher, valid for 12 months from date of purchase, you can book with just a single phone call. If you want to plan your flight for a specific celebration or day then give us a call before you purchase and we can look at dates to suit your needs.

Order through our online shop, by phone, or come and visit us in our offices at Bournemouth Airport. Credit and debit cards are accepted; all voucher prices include VAT. Bliss Aviation vouchers are dispatched in plain packaging to maintain the element of surprise.

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Nick Completes Brownsea Charity Swim


A massive well done to our very own Nick for completing his Brownsea Island charity swim, raising a whopping £1,569.56 for Julia's House children's hospice. He completed the round trip in 1 hour and 30 minutes, and came 20th out of 316 people!

Thank you so much to all who donated and showed their support!

First Solo Flights


Great day at Bliss today. Congratulations to both Andy Weeks and Simon Courtney on completing their first solo flights today!

Keep up the hard work for the rest of the course!

Congratulation to Lynn Hill for Winning Our Sweet Challenge


Congratulation to Lynn Hill for winning our Sweet Challenge.

The challenge was to raise money for Julia's House, and Lynn guessed the correct amount of sweets in the jar.

Lynn walks away with the sweets and a 30 minute aeroplane trial lesson. Look forward to flying with you soon!

Support Nick's Charity Swim


Please support our very own Nick Bird who is swimming 6.5 KM around Brownsea Island in support of Julia's House. Simply follow the link below to show your support!

Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. They provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.

For more information and to sponser Nick, visit his Just Giving page here.

How high can you fly?


How high can you fly? Be careful not to get caught out with the new drone rules. Check out more -

A huge congratulations to Liam White


A huge congratulations to Liam White for passing his PPL skills test on this beautiful evening. Well done Liam! Happy flying!!

A huge congratulations to Thomas Chantrell


A huge congratulations to Thomas Chantrell for completing his first solo! Many more to come Thomas, keep up the good work!

Congratulations to Dan Giltrap


Congratulations to Dan Giltrap for completing his first solo today! Hope it didn't feel too lonely up there. Well done Dan!

A huge well done to Jason Terry


A huge well done to Jason Terry for passing his type test on the EC120. First Turbine added to your licence Jason, well done, happy flying!!

Civil Aviation Authority - Information Notice


Requirement to Convert Flight Crew Licences Issued under the UK ANO and JAR -FCL 1 & 2 to Part -FCL

Click Here to learn more.

Well done to Rich Godfrey


Well done to Rich Godfrey for completing his first solo flight!

Congratulations to Adrian Davis

James Wadsworth Corss Country Pass

WOW... What a great day, another pass, and just in time for Christmas. This time a huge well done to Adrian Davis for passing his PPL Helicopter skills test. Congratulations Adrian, onwards and upwards from here!!

A huge congratulations to James Wadsworth for passing his skills test today!!

James Wadsworth Corss Country Pass

Not only is James a great member of our team but he is also the youngest Helicopter Pilot we have ever had pass at just 17 and one week, only one week more than the legal minimum age to complete a test. It also makes him one of the youngest pilots in the UK. Well done James, we look forward to flying with you in the new year!

A Big Well Done to Our Very Own James Wadsworth

James Wadsworth Corss Country Pass

A big well done to our very own James Wadsworth for completing his solo cross country navigation flight. At just 16, James is one of the youngest students to complete this stepping stone. Not only a budding pilot but also a great member of our team. We are very proud of you!

A Quick Visit from the Cornwall Air Ambulance


Great visit from the Cornwall Air Ambulance for a fuel top up, lovely to meet some of the team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Congratulations to Adrian Davis

Congratulations to Adrian Davis

Congratulations to Adrian Davis for completing his PPL H Cross Country Qualifier! Next step PPL Skills Test!

Twynham Primary School Visit

Twynham Primary School

A great visit to Twynham Primary School, helping the kids with a project on flight!

Bliss Aviation Handling

Bliss Aviation Handling Service

It's looking like we've got a nice collection of "toys" at Bliss Aviation Handling today!

October Newsletter


Check out our latest NEWSLETTER! PPL Successes, Fly2Help, New Emergency Locator Transmitter Laws

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Bliss Help2Fly

Our very own Rich Griffin showing support for Fly2Help.

Fly2help is an aviation charity dedicated to raising the spirits of people, young and old, living in difficult personal situations and inspiring young people as they consider their future lives. Founded by pilots, our Air Smiles Days and Aim High education programme take everything that is exhilarating about flying and uses it to do something extraordinary.

Congratulations to Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison

A huge congratulations to Sam Harrison on successful completion of his PPL-H skills test. Happy flying!!

Congratulations to Dimiter Nedialkov

Dimiter Nedialkov

Congratulations to Dimiter Nedialkov on successful completion of his Australian PPL-A to an EASA PPL-A. Europe better watch out!

Congratulations to Cameron Stanford


Congratulations to Cameron Stanford for passing his PPL skills test!

A great achievement Cam, the sky's the limit!

Another Solo Qualifying Cross Country!

Solo Qualifying Cross Country Sam

What a week for it! Another Solo Qualifying Cross Country completed!

Well done to Sam Harrison this time, for completing your 100 mile navigation, stopping at two different airports, all on your own!

Happy flying!

Changes to Emergency Locator Transmitter Use


As of 25 August 2016, EASA Air Operations Regulations came fully into effect. Prior to this only Commercial Air Operations, not training flights, would have to have an Emergency Locator Transmitter on board the aircraft, either in fixed format built into he aircraft or in the form of a PLB, a Personal Locator Beacon.

If in an emergency situation, the locator is activated a transmission is sent to an internationally recognised frequency, your position is logged and help is sent.

This new law now means that all flights, passenger or training or private need now to carry a Emergency Locator Transmitter; all our aircraft at Bliss now have one.

Solo Qualifying Cross Country Completed

Solo Qualifying Cross Country Cameron

Congratulations to Cameron Stanford for completing his Solo Cross Country Qualifier flight!

Next stop skills test!

Happy flying!

Solo Qualifying Cross Country - Well Done Mark Whitley

Solo Qualifying Cross Country Mark

Congratulations to Mark Whitley for completing his solo qualifying cross country flight!

100 nautical miles and landing at two other airports, all part of the course.

Congratulations to Lee Rowley

lee Rowley PPL pass

Congratulations to our very own Lee Rowley for passing his PPL skills test.

Well done Lee, happy flying!

Solo Qualifying Cross Country - Well Done Lee Rowley


Congratulations to Lee Rowley for completing his solo qualifying cross country. Next stop.... Test day!

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