General Aviation Services

JD Aviation

JD Aviation offers courses for both beginners and qualified pilots

For beginners JD Aviation can offer either the Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) or the Private Pilots licence (PPL).

Following licence issue, JD Aviation can also do the Night Rating and the Instrument Rating (Restricted).

For licence holders wishing to progress to a commercial licence, JD Aviation offers the Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), the Multi engine rating (MEP), and the Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR).

JD Aviation also has a resident examiner to renew or revalidate all these ratings.


Merseyflight is a UK Civil Aviation Authority approved pilot training organisation based at Hawarden Airport.

We offer:

  • Trial flying lessons
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training
  • Night and instrument flying courses
  • Flying Instructor training
  • A route to Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) through our UK wide partnerships

No prior experience is necessary to take a trial flying lesson with us or to enrol on one of our ab-initio courses.

Our experienced team of Flying Instructors specialise in delivering high quality, excellent value flight training, and our student pilots benefit from a wealth of state-of-the-art online resources to support their training journey.

View from the cockpit

We operate a fleet of Piper aircraft which are designed and proven for pilot training and maintained to the highest standards. Our fleet is supplemented by a flight simulator which boasts a fully functional facsimile aircraft cockpit and stunning 180 degree visuals.

Hawarden Airport provides the perfect training base for our student pilots, with unsurpassed aerodrome facilities; including an international airport standard runway, full Air Traffic Control services and is geographically located outside of the restrictive airspace around Manchester and Liverpool.

For further details, either visit our website, call us on 01244 911787 (option 4), or drop in to the flying school. You will find us in the General Aviation Centre, adjacent to the Chocs Away diner.


North West Aeromedical

Professional Aeromedical Support

Provides Regulatory and Occupational Health Medical Services  for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Ground Crew & Other Workers

Dr Ian Wilson MB, CHB MRCGP DOccMed ACAM
Authorised Aviation Medical Examiner
Tel: +44 1244 820030

Jefferson Air Photography

Specialist aerial photographic company supplying major commercial and industrial property agents throughout the UK, construction companies, and supermarket chains, as well as local authorities and government agencies.

Jefferson Air Photography

NWMAS – North Wales Military Aviation Services

NWMAS Ltd (North Wales Military Aviation Services Ltd) are a ‘Part 145’ and ‘Part M’ certified maintenance facility, formed to meet a requirement for maintenance of military aircraft and flying training in ex-military aircraft.

This UK Company has a highly successful spares supply business and has expanded to support a number of aircraft types. Staff at NWMAS Ltd combine the skills of pilots, ex-military engineers, supported by highly skilled licensed aircraft engineers. NWMAS service is second to none in providing support flexibility that maintains 100% customer confidence.

Tornado Heritage Centre

The Tornado Heritage Centre is based at Hawarden. It is open to visitors on the 3rd Sat/Sun of each Month from May – Sept & Bank Holidays (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day).

Find out more here.

Aerocare Aviation Services (AAS)

Aerocare Aviation Services (AAS)

AAS is an MRO based at Broughton. With a team of highly experienced engineers and managers drawn from Hawker-Beechcraft UK, operating with the same capabilities, including Part 145, Part 21G, interiors & paint in one of the UK’s most modern facilities, AAS is a one-stop-shop in being. Company expertise can be gleaned from their Rockwell-Collins dealership, Honeywell’s latest Mechanical Line ASC, plus an ongoing service agreement with NetJets.

For more information contact sales at:
Tel: +44 (0) 1244 956240