Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

Complete your Light Aircraft Pilot Licence at Waterford Aero Club! EASA introduced the LAPL to make recreational flying more accessible by reducing the training and medical requirements for those who wanted to fly simply for the fun of flying. Lighter, simpler, and better. It can be confusing when you are starting out as a student…

Class Rating Instructor

Waterford Aero Club is now offering the Class Rating Instructor (CRI) course. The holder of a CRI certificate for single engine aeroplanes may exercise the privileges of the certificate to carry out instruction for class or type ratings, or for a towing or aerobatic rating. A CRI cannot instruct ab-initio students, only those who already…

Flight Experiences

Have you ever… …dreamed of flying an airplane? …seen your house from 3000 feet? Whether you want to become a pilot or want to give someone a special and exciting gift, consider nothing less than an Introductory Flight with Waterford Aero Club. Do you want to discover what it’s like to act as pilot in…

Hour Building

Whether you want to build hours for the CPL or enjoy your licence and visit new places, Waterford Aero Club offers some of the cheapest hour building in the country. We have a modern fleet of Cessna aircraft, the most weather-friendly airport in Ireland, excellent in-house flight planning facilities, and proximity to many busy airports,…

Flight Instructor Certificate

Train with us at Waterford Aero Club to become a Flight Instructor – one of the most rewarding and enjoyable career paths in aviation. For pilots wishing to give ab-initio instruction, they must have an FI certificate. After completing a course of training and passing the assessment of competence with an EASA FIE (Flight Instructor…

Night Rating

The Night Rating is an add-on to your licence which allows you to fly during night hours. It is a requirement prior to starting the Commercial Pilot Licence course. The Night Rating is an extremely popular addition to your license because it is a straightforward course and there is no flight examination at the end.…

Private Pilot Licence

The Private Pilot Licence, or PPL, permits you to act as the pilot in command of an aircraft for private use. It is the first step on the way to a career in commercial aviation. The PPL(A), or Private Pilot Licence, Airplane, is obtained over 45 hours of flight training. Of this minimum 45 hours…

ATO Approval

Waterford Aero Club was founded in 1982 with the aim of bringing pilots and enthusiasts together to expand their interest in hobby aviation. The ethos of the club was to make flying accessible to the people of the South East of Ireland, that mindset remains at the very core of their operation to this day.

Neil Marchant

Neil Marchant

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our longest serving members Neil Marchant. A former board member, a good friend and supporter of the club. Neil was always on hand for every event and provided the background support. Our condolences to his sons David & Robert, daughter Louise,…