Welcome to Central Flight Training.

Central Flight Training was established in May 2011 with the aim of building an Approved Flight Training Organisation specialising in providing quality advanced flight training based in the Midlands area of the UK. We are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority as GBR.ATO-135 to conduct advanced modular training courses from our base at Tatenhill aerodrome.

Central Flight Training is owned and run by Craig Padfield with a small team of dedicated career instructors, Stuart Rowley and Alan Crofts, who between them have many years of UK flight training experience. Our goal is excellence in all areas of Modular Flight Training- we pride ourselves on our attention to and focus on achieving the highest quality professional pilot courses available in the UK with the flexibility to meet your individual needs, delivered in a relaxed, friendly but professional atmosphere – you will find no “gold bars” here! We take pride in equipping our students with the highest level of understanding and handling ability, and provide ongoing support for any past or present student.

Our facilities at Tatenhill include spacious briefing and flight planning areas, access to all relevant publications and reference documents, an approved Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT) flight simulator for use on our courses, and an excellent fleet of well equipped training aircraft.

Our central location provides us with access to large areas of uncontrolled airspace without long transits, giving us the versatility to make best use of every airborne minute. We are also only minutes away from Birmingham and East Midlands airports, giving us rapid access for instrument approach training. Our base at Tatenhill aerodrome (EGBM) near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, provides us with a well equipped base airfield with excellent facilities for visual course elements, and a radio aid on site for practising instrument approach procedures without wasted transit time, allowing us to make the best use of all the time spent on our courses.