There’s A Reason European Pilots Build Their Hours in Florida

(Actually there’s three)

Building hours towards your CPL shouldn’t be a chore, it should be one of the most enjoyable parts of your training. However, bad weather, poor aircraft availability, and prohibitive cost, all lead to inconsistent flying and make it an unnecessary struggle.

That’s why European pilots come to train with us in sunny Florida. With our dual-trained EASA and FAA instructors you’re in safe hands, leaving you to focus on building those crucial PIC hours while enjoying the flying adventure of a lifetime.

We’ve put together some free training videos to show you how easy it is to fly in the USA…

Free Video Series: “How to fly in the USA”

Part 1: Unlock the Secrets of US Aviation Charts

Free Video Series:

“How to fly in the USA”

Part 1: Unlock the Secrets of US Aviation Charts

Hours building, on your terms.


If you’re tired of doing your hours piecemeal, trudging to your flying school only to find the weather is bad again or somebody has already booked the aircraft – and when you finally get up in the sky, it’s the same old dreary routes – then you need to take a trip to paradise.

Get your hours quickly and easily in Florida, so when you’re up at 30,000ft with your new airline career, you’ll look back on your training as the best time of your life.

Pilots’ Paradise is in gloriously sunny, unrestricted airspace with no landing fees. That means you can go wherever takes your fancy that day (don’t worry, we’ll help!) and never worry about any extra costs.

We operate out of our very own Fixed Based Operation (FBO) with dedicated instructors and mechanics. Also, unlike other companies, we never overbook so you know there will be an aircraft available. Once you’ve chosen your hours, you can wake up, grab one of our fully-maintained planes and just go.

Soar above the Everglades, enjoy the sunlight reflecting off the Keys and fly low-level across the Miami skyline. Our piloting community will be only too keen to share their latest route with you over a pre-flight coffee or a post-flight beer.

And remember, while you’re having fun the hours you need for your career are building. In just one sunny month, you could get the 100 hours you need to take your career to the next level.

Achieve your hour-building goals with no stress, no complications and on your own terms.

Don’t take our word for it. Take Michael’s…

Always be less than 10 minutes from your aircraft.

We have accommodation to suit every flyer. We’ll take care of you so you can focus on the flying.

If you’re an early-riser and enjoy your own space, then stay on site with our homely RVs. Wake up at the airbase, enjoy our coffee and get up in the sky as the sun rises.

We also have shared accommodation just down the road. Make new friends (or bring your own!) and feel part of the community as you build your hours.

If you’re bringing your family, or just want a bit of home while you learn, then we also have spacious and luxury accommodation for you to choose.

Our goal is to make everything easy. Let us know your accommodation needs and we’ll do the rest.

Meet The Hours Building Experts

Oliver Fisher, CEO

Having flown combat operations for the RAF and criss-crossed the world with British Airways, there is nothing he doesn’t know about flying.

Tony Pool, Chief Flying Instructor

Tony is here to get you up to speed with flying in America. If you have any questions about how to go about your Florida adventure, Tony is your guy.

Carole Pool, Boss Lady

We call her Boss Lady because she makes the airbase run like clockwork. If you have any needs during your stay, Carole will make sure they are met – and do it with a smile!

Simon Whittaker, Mechanic

Those planes gleaming on the apron because of Simon. Every morning, Simon will make sure the planes are ready to fly when you are.

Call The Hours Building Experts Now:

01172 445799

(European Office)

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