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Perrranporth Airfield


Welcome to Perranporth Flying Club ltd., based at Cornwall’s only tarmac-surfaced General Aviation airfield. We exist primarily to promote the participation in flying for people from the local community and welcome everyone who wants to come and enjoy our wonderful sport. The club has nearly 100 members, some of whom are training for their PPLs, some who fly their own aircraft and others who enjoy helping out and being involved in the active and friendly atmosphere.

Our training school has an enviable record of guiding students successfully through both the European and the National PPL courses, and also the IMC Rating course.

Visitors are always made welcome and Perranporth is an ideal base for visiting the beautiful county of Cornwall – indeed the cliff-top setting of the airfield with a view of Perranporth’s stunning surfing beach is a treat in its own right! The airfield lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and rare birds of prey, butterflies and wild flowers can be seen from the cliff-top walks nearby.

A War Memorial to pilots killed during the Second World War is situated next to the control tower and every year we host a well-attended memorial service. Aeroplanes first used this land in 1924 and later the aerodrome played an important role as a base for squadrons of Spitfires, Avengers and Swordfish between 1941 and 1945.

Please use this site to find out more about our club, about the services we offer and about the other clubs and organisations with whom we share this great location.

Why visit and learn at EGTP

With beautiful backdrops, stunning views, quiet skies and professional training why learn anywhere else


Fantastic Flying Instructors  with great knowledge and experience.

Great value for money


PPL & NPPL, IMC | IR(R) Training all available at EGTP.

Instrument Training Simulator available.


330ft AMSL

799x18m & 741x18m* Asphalt Runways.

2x Grass Runways*


Experience the exhilaration of a thrilling microlight flight!

Isles of Scilly

During training you could fly over the Isles of Scilly.

Best kept secret

Surrounded by azure waters and white sandy beaches, it’s no surprise that the only way to reach these remote islands is by sea or air.

flight time of 45minutes

From Perranporth airfield it’s a short flight over the sea.

Delta Echo Oscar

Our PA-28-180 Piper Cherokee Archer

Recently resprayed, new engine and new interior. Its a really nice place to be while flying.

Latest news

Weds 22 Nov 2023 at 1900 @ Miners and Mechanics Institute in St Agnes:18 Vicarage Rd, Saint Agnes TR5 0TL
Hi Everybody, We’ve set a date for a Christmas get-together for Thursday 15th December. I hope you can come along. Please see the attached poster for details.Please let Ben know if you can’t come; otherwise we’ll see you on the 15th.  We’ve arranged to hire the new cafe extension […]
The airfield will be closed this Saturday for a motoring event.