Galway Flying Club, located at Galway Airport, was founded over 70 years ago with the aim of bringing flying enthusiasts together and continues to facilitate its members in the pursuit of flying as a leisure activity.
Like any club, the Flying Club survives by all club members giving their personal time to undertake the many administrative duties, flying instructing and maintenance tasks.
The club has a dedicated team of instructors who give up their free time to pass their knowledge and skills on to student pilots. This normally happens at the weekends and the evenings during the summer if instructors are available.
The slower pace of learning to fly is a lot less stressful and more enjoyable as new pilots progress along the course.
It should be emphasized we are not a Flying School. The difference being, in a flying school students and pilots, pay for both aircraft and instructors and the school is run as a business, 7 days a week. A flying school is better suited to those looking to fly as a career
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We are a Declared Training Organisation (DTO) with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and train pilots to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards. We have over 100 members (40% of which are people learning to fly) and 7 qualified instructors who provide training in a voluntary capacity to members wishing to obtain their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).