Courses and Facilities

Being in the fortunate position of having a highly qualified CAA Instructor/Examiner on site, we are now CAA approved to offer:


-Introductory Flights

-Trial Lessons

-Check Flights

-Training & Skill-Tests for the re-validation, renewal, & initial issue of an EASA Private Pilot's Licence PPL(A)

-Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence LAPL(A)

-UK National Private Pilot's Licence NPPL(A)

-NPPL(M) on Microlight Aircraft.

-Night Rating

-UK IMC rating on Group A (Annex 1/11) Aircraft.



The Buchan Aero Club's facilities at Longside are more than adequate for the purpose, with a large lecture-room, radio-room, library, briefing-rooms, flight-planning rooms & off course, a tea-room for chilling-out.

If you have any queries for example, the minimum hour requirements for the issue or renewal of a particular type of licence, or indeed any of the above....please do not hesitate to contact us & we'll do our very best to help.



About Us

Mr Bill Anderson

The founder, Head of Training and sole director is Mr Bill Anderson who started flying as a conventional Glider Pilot at the age of 24

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RAF Flying Instructor

After upgrading to become an RAF Flying Scholarship Instructor, Mr Bill Anderson moved to Aberdeen Airport as Chief Flying Instructor/Examiner for the Aberdeen Flying Club/School

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Longside Airfield

Aberdeen Air operates from the historic Longside Airfield on the outskirts of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and works closely with the Buchan Aero Club

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Useful links

CAA | BMAA | Met Office | Goboko Fly Booking | Buchan Aero Club | NATS

Aberdeen Air operates from the historic Longside Airfield

on the outskirts of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and works closely with the Buchan Aero Club.