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Who Are Bliss?

Bliss Aviation, based at Bournemouth Airport, is the South of England’s premier flying school, providing trial lessons and quality flight training to Private Pilot Licence (PPL) level. Whether you wish to fly for pleasure or become a fully qualified commercial pilot, we are your first step.

Learn to Fly

Training for a Private Pilot Licence is a hugely rewarding experience. It demands application and determination but the rewards are huge! As well as the fun of flying, there is a massive sense of achievement, and it also makes you very popular with your friends!

Aircraft Management

If you already have an aircraft or decide to venture into aircraft ownership, we offer a comprehensive parking, handling, operation and management scheme. To discuss your aircraft management requirements contact us on 01202 590888

Self Fly Hire

Pilots can join our Bliss Aviation club for access to our self-fly hire scheme, established to offer pilots the opportunity to enjoy their flying free from the commitments of owning or sharing a private aeroplane.

Join the Club

Where better to spend your flying time than at Bliss Aviation? Bliss Aviation is the flying club associated with Bliss Aviation - Aeroplanes and Bliss Aviation - Helicopters.


Looking for the perfect gift as a special present, business incentive or just for you? Then why not see Dorset and its spectacular surroundings from the ultimate vantage point whilst at the controls of an aeroplane.

Facebook Reviews

We had a lovely 30 minute pleasure flight yesterday afternoon in the Robinson R44 Helicopter with Jim at the controls. Everything ran smoothly, Jim made us feel comfortable and gave us useful info as we flew over to Swanage and back. Many thanks to Jim and the team.

Fantastic looking forward to go again 😃 Jim was great 👍

Great pilot, Great helicopter, Great experience! 5 star greatness!

Absolutely amazing experience for our parents surprise birthday gift! A big thank you to our pilot Gary and all the staff at Bliss Aviation for making a life time memory!

Great experience. Staff very friendly I would highly recommend.

My friend and I had a ‘landaway’ experience yesterday with our fabulous pilot Andy! Weather could not have been better! Andy incredibly patient and lovely! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

Had the best first experience going up in a helicopter, enjoyed every minute thank you 😊

"I had a helicopter lesson just under 2 weeks ago (keep meaning to leave this review since then). It was an amazing experience and was my first time flying one. Jim was very good at explaining everything and putting me at ease when I was nervous about taking the controls. I had 2 friends in the back as passengers and he liked a joke around with us all. One of the best experiences, and would definitely go back. Thanks Jim!"

"Andy and I had a fantastic flight today. Really appreciate the calm and professional manner of our instructor. Makes a great gift."

"Excellent. Had a fantastic lesson. Brilliant staff and an all round great experience."

"Brilliant flight lesson. Instructor was great. Would highly recommend."

"Was blown away with our whole experience. Bought it for my other half not knowing what to expect. The team are really friendly, and our pilot (Paul I think) was fantastic! Worth every single penny. Would recommend anyone to use this company! 10/10!"

"A special thanks to Charles and the team for my experience day today. It was an amazing time, and we were made to feel very welcome. Never ever thought I would fly a plane. Thank you to the bliss aviation team. Rob Hathway"

"Absolutely amazing experience and a wonderful birthday present! Everyone at Bliss so friendly and helpful and our instructor Charles was truly excellent. Many thanks for a brilliant time. Would recommend this to anyone."

"If you want a professional, enjoyable and rewarding experience your search is over. Nice machines, great staff all efficiently delivered. Instructor Jim Hammett is a great asset to this organisation, banter, humour and immense talent in helicopters. Thank you"

"I had a brilliant flight experience on 8th October with Bliss Aviation. My wife Angela was able to come as a passenger. The flight started with our pilot, Charles, giving a thorough briefing about the aircraft controls. Once in the aircraft Charles' professionalism and attention to detail continued. I flew the aircraft from takeoff to the final turn before landing. I thoroughly recommend Bliss Aviation and Charles if you want to give it a go."

"Fantastic flight school. My instructor Jim and all the staff at Bliss have been extremely professional and very supportive in helping me achieve my PPL(H) in such a sort time. Thanks guys!"

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