01895 833880 (Clubhouse weekends only)
The Lapwing Flying Group Ltd was first formed in 1965 and is now enjoying it's 47th year of continuous operation. It is a small group of very friendly, informal, dedicated aviators who come from a wide range of different backgrounds and many levels of flying experience ranging from an Airline pilot to basic student, but we all share a love of flying.
The Group currently operates from a small clubhouse at Denham airfield (EGLD) just north of the much larger London Heathrow.
Our current mount is G-JAMP, which is a Piper PA 28 151 Warrior acquired in May 2003 and has since given the club many hours of trusty service. In September 2011, the Warrior had a new red and blue paint scheme applied.
There are around 15 full members in the Group at present, many of which have learnt to fly with Lapwing. Our current CFI, Tony Smith, is available on Saturdays to teach basic PPL, IMC, Night and all ground exams and during week days with prior arrangement. Our other instructor, Richard Eaton, is available on Sunday mornings for PPL instruction and PPL checkouts. The PPL's also fly the aircraft during the other days of the week and summer evenings.
The managing committee are all volunteers drawn from the membership and look after the main operational functions including aircraft booking, membership, social activities, secretarial, accounts/finance and ensuring that the aircraft is properly maintained.
Our membership was originally mainly drawn from employees of the British Airports Authority (pre privatisation days) but is now open (subject to availability) on a restricted basis from those working in the aviation industry.
All initial enquiries should be directed to Martin Bowley (Secretary).
A small friendly flying group, now in our 49th year of continuous operation.