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Flying club

Aeroplane hire by the hour for leisure and business flying

How does it work?

Anyone who holds a valid PPL(A) or LAPL(A) licence can join our club. After a checkout flight with an instructor and signing the agreement the pilot can hire an aeroplane and fly it as pilot-in-command. The aeroplanes are based at the Poznań - Ławica airport.

First steps

Get familiar with our terms & conditions, location and prices, and let us know. Our usual practice is to have a conversation on MS Teams, followed by scheduling your checkout flight.

Checkout flight

Expect a 3-hour meeting, consisting of a pre-flight briefing, a checkout flight lasting around one hour, and a post-flight debrief, followed by some paperwork to join the club.

And then...

Fly whenever you want! Reserve the aircraft in our booking system, come to the airport and get airborne.

Our fleet

The main aircraft type in the Westwings fleet is a 4-seat Piper Warrior II, manufactured by the Piper Aircraft Corporation in years 1977-1995. It has become a great commercial success and it is still possible to this day to purchase a new Warrior III.

Maximum take-off mass ranges from 1055 to 1107 kg, depending on the year of manufacture. It has 4 seats and cruises at around 100 knots.

Almost like owning one?

Maintaining an aeroplane certified under EASA Part-21 is not only expensive but also time-consuming (following EASA regulations, ferrying the aircraft for scheduled maintenance). Joining our club will give you the availability of aircraft on par with outright ownership, yet without having to buy the thing and bear the fixed costs, such as insurance and hangarage.

Availability is by far the biggest advantage - our aeroplanes are not used for ab-initio training in a school, so there is no need to compete for them with instructors and students.

Advantages of the aircraft hire through a club
  • Transparent prices
  • You only pay for the time when you fly
  • Availability and flexibility
  • No fixed costs of ownership
  • Booking by the hour
  • Aeroplane overseen by an engineer

Training

We do not offer the usual training courses defined by Part-FCL, like LAPL and PPL courses. However, having access to an instructor, we can offer a number of short courses and refresher flights, to help you build on your existing pilot skills and acquire new ones.

Aviation English in practice

There are times when a ground-based Aviation English course just isn't enough and a pilot is still lacking confidence when making radio calls in English. We offer a mini-course which comprises a ground-based coaching session and a flight within Poznań's controlled airspace, with an instructor holding a dual (EASA + UK) qualification with the ICAO level 6 English endorsement.

SEP(L) renewals

A number of pilots who obtained the PPL(A) licence and didn't pursue a commercial route, stop flying within a year from their skill test. If you would like to return to flying but the confidence isn't there or your SEP(L) rating has expired, please get in touch with us. We will gladly help you get your wings back and renew the rating. 

Training flights

If you are already a licenced pilot and need to fly with an instructor for any reason, including the SEP(L) revalidation, we will be more than happy to help.

Who wouldn't like a view from the office like this?

Below we present a gallery of pictures from places visited by our aeroplanes and pilots flying in our other clubs

 
  • The little Alderney island is worth a separate visit, not just an overflight
    EGJA | Alderney | The little Alderney island is worth a separate visit, not just an overflight
  • "Crab and Lobster" - look for this name when you land on the Isle of Wight
    EGHJ | Bembridge | "Crab and Lobster" - look for this name when you land on the Isle of Wight
  • On a good day Heathrow Director will let you through VFR
    EGLC | London City | On a good day Heathrow Director will let you through VFR
  • Flight planning for a ferry from UK to Poland. All you need now is an iPad...
    ZZZZ (Swindon, UK) - LFAC - EPZP | Flight planning for a ferry from UK to Poland. All you need now is an iPad...
  • Four lakes of a proverbial thousand, also known as The Cross, in the Cashubian lake district
    EPBO | Borsk | Four lakes of a proverbial thousand, also known as The Cross, in the Cashubian lake district
  • Stunning sunset on the beach, just 45 minutes from touchdown
    LFAC | Le Touquet | Stunning sunset on the beach, just 45 minutes from touchdown
  • Return flight from Aero Friedrichshafen, the KPT4W departure procedure
    EDNY | Friedrichshafen | Return flight from Aero Friedrichshafen, the KPT4W departure procedure
  • Instrument approach to Jersey's runway 26
    EGJJ | Jersey | Instrument approach to Jersey's runway 26
  • Corbiere Lighthouse is not just a landmark, it is also one of the EGJJ visual circuit turning points
    EGJJ | Jersey | Corbiere Lighthouse is not just a landmark, it is also one of the EGJJ visual circuit turning points