Alouette news

Next Club Night - May 7th

Membership Renewal

Yes its that time of year again - but we are pleased to tell you that yet again the committee have decided to hold the membership fees at last year's level.

Renew now by clicking here!

You can also renew your social membership on-line and this is also held at least year's level of £20.

NOTE: Any pilot or student who hasn’t renewed by the April 1st deadline is reminded that they must not fly a club aircraft until they pay their membership fees in full.

Alouette Donates seat to the Bluebell Railway

No doubt many members will remember the old bench seat that was outside our clubhouse for many years, slowly deteriorating to the point where it was no longer usable.

Well after considering the options, the committee decided to donate it to the Bluebell Railway.

Since it was originally a railway seat anyway and the railway has recently been extended into East Grinstead, we felt they would make better use of it - which they have.



As you can see, it has now been restored to its former glory and can be seen on the Bluebell's East Grinstead station platform.




Alouette Windchecker jacket


We have secured some new Alouette clothing which would make a great present for the pilot in your life - or why not buy one for yourself to keep out the cold on those windy days when you are checking out the aircraft?

We have blue Windcheckers, like the one shown, available in a variety of sizes and all with the Alouette logo embroidered on the front. These are really warm, have zip pockets, a breathable lining and are water resistant. These are really good value at £40 each.

Also available we have sweatshirts and polo shirts, also in blue, with the Alouette logo embroidered on them. These are just £15 each.

If you want to try any of these for size or would like to make a purchase, please contact any committee member who will be pleased to help.

What's at the end of the Yellow Line

Recently our Warrior had a scrape around the back of the maintenance hangar. Read flying instructor Bruno's interesting and informative report - and the conclusions he draws from the incident.

Read the report



Waterford - or bust!

An account of a trip to Waterford, finally completed in August 2011 but attempted many, many times before!

Read the report



Video diary

Want to know what it is like to fly one of our aircraft? The video diary page shows some videos provided by our members in our Cessna 172 and Piper Warrior PA28 aircraft.

View the video diary

Trial flights

We offer trial flights of one hour duration with a qualified instructor. The recipient will spend most of this time at the controls of the aircraft. The flight will be from our club house at Biggin Hill and will return to Biggin Hill.

More about trial flights

Learning to fly

We have four resident instructors and an examiner and offer flight training including JAA PPL, NPPL, IMC, Night Ratings, Safety Pilot courses and check-outs.

More about learning to fly

How to find us

You can find the Alouette club house on Churchill Way, just off of the A233. Although travelling by car is easier, you can access the club by bus. Bromley South and Orpington train stations are a 20 minute drive.

How to find Alouette