Get More From Your Flying, and Protect Your Investment.  Have a Flying Lesson

Our Cambridge flying lessons take place at the stunning Grade 1 Listed Anstey Hall Hotel, Maris Lane, Cambridge CB2 9LG.  The buildings and grounds are beautiful, making this a wonderful place to film during your lesson

Our lessons are always one-to-one with one of our expert, fully PFCO-qualified and insured drone pilots.  In an hour, we can help you to be a safe drone pilot.  After two hours, you will come away knowing:

  • The less well known but important features of the DJI Go App
  • What to focus on when you are flying
  • Our unique 4:4:3 methodology for flying safely and enjoyably
  • The ten most common reasons people crash, and how to avoid them
  • How to answer the crucial questions “Can I fly here” and “Should I fly here”
  • And of course, you will have done plenty of hands-on flying

Book a two-hour lesson and bring a friend or family member free of charge 

Flight School – Cambridge

5 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

£120 for 1hr, £200 for 2hrs
one-to-one with one of our expert pilots

Fly Like a Pro, Film Like a Pro

We want all of our clients to be able to Fly Like a Pro, and Film Like a Pro. Having a lesson with us is the best start you can make on your drone adventure.  We all know that to learn a foreign language, you are going to need some lessons.  The same is true of drones.  DJI are right when they say that anyone can fly one of their drones straight out of the box.  But we meet very few self-taught drone pilots who fly as well, as safely, or as effectively as we can show you how to.  Whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned drone pilot, you will enjoy your flying far more having had a lesson; confident that you have the skills and knowledge you need to fly safely and effectively every time.  That is the crucial first step to getting the most spectacular video and still photos with your drone.  And that is the lasting joy of flying a drone.

Lessons are generally split roughly 50:50 between theory and practical, hands-on flying. This can be adapted to suit your particular interests: whether you are more interested in hands-on flying, or in understanding the DJI Go app, or knowing more about the route to becoming a Commercial Drone Pilot, for example.

During your lesson, you can fly your own drone (we support all DJI and Yuneec drones), or you can fly one of our DJI Phantom 4s.

Note that drones are not waterproof. So we cannot fly in the rain.  If it looks as though it might rain on the date and time of your lesson, we will contact you a few days beforehand to reschedule your lesson.  If we cannot find an alternative date and time to suit you, we will give you a full refund.

Buy a drone worth more than £750 from us, and get a one-hour flying lesson, worth £120, free of charge.

Not sure about buying a drone? Come and fly one of our DJI Phantom4s. If you buy a drone within 30 days of having a lesson with us, we’ll deduct the £120 cost of a one-hour lesson from the price of the drone.

10 reviews for Flight School – Cambridge

  1. 5 out of 5


    I had only booked a 1 hour lesson as I sceptical I could handle a drone, I was wrong, Tom is a brilliant and enthusiastic teacher quickly giving me confidence and I am now hooked! I’m sure I’ll be back once I’ve purchased my drone for more advanced lessons

  2. 5 out of 5


    Two hour session with Tom today intended as a taster for me but ended with an order. I expected to be impressed but was far more impressed than I expected with the whole experience. The quality and professionalism of Tom and the sheer brilliance of the drone.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I had my two hour flying lesson with Tom this morning and it was a superb experience.
    Tom is a very knowledgeable and capable teacher who gave a very clear description of the equipment and procedures and then with great courage let me loose on his machine.
    Three discharged batteries later I’m totally hooked and can’t wait to get practicing with my own machine – thank you Tom.
    On that basis I would like to purchase a DJI Phantom 4 Pro from you.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Having booked my 2 hour Flight Training Session some weeks ago, I became somewhat more nervous as the day approached , concerned that in my mid 70’s I wouldn’t have the ” manual dexterity ” or powers of retention to perform as required to fly a drone, in spite of having a PPL for a number of years.

    I need not have worried. Tom Jacobs is a very personable gentleman, who put me completely at ease with his excellent, clear and concise instructing skills. He took me from an introductory tour of the aircraft and controller, the necessary safety procedures, right through the flight procedures and a demonstration of what is required to successfully fly safely .

    My turn to fly the aircraft arrived, and initially I was quite nervous, but Tom put me at ease, and I managed to complete all the tasks he presented me with, to his satisfaction. The 2 hours passed very quickly and was a very pleasurable experience.

    It is my intention to use a drone to add another string to my video production business, and I will clearly need more more training and instruction to meet the rigorous requirements as laid down by the CAA. At the appropriate time I will definitely return to Cambridge to receive further instruction from Tom, and have no hesitation in recommending Tom and PhantomFlightSchool to anybody wishing to venture into aerial camerawork or just to play safely on a nice sunny day !

    • :

      Thank you so much for your kind words. They are much appreciated. We look forward to continuing to help you with your drone adventure in any way we can!
      All the best
      Alan, Tom, and all at PhantomFlightSchool

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really enjoyed my 2hr lesson with Tom Jacobs at Anstey Hall. Everything I needed to know was explained very clearly and logically, giving me the confidence to buy and fly my own drone. Highly recommended!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Very informative lesson with Tom. I left with a head filled with knowledge, as well as a confidence and keeness to pursue drone flying as a hobby.

    Highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Went for a 2 hour training session with Tom. The guy is brilliant, instruction is well structured and clear. Even though I was a bit nervous to start with it gave me the confidence I needed to go away and fly solo. Well worth the investment if you don’t want to crash your aircraft.

    • :

      Thank you for your kind words. Very much appreciated.
      All the best

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I completed a two hour training session with Tom Jacobs at Anstey Hall in Cambridge. Tom was an excellent instructor: clear and concise. He went through safety procedures regarding setting up the aircraft and site location recce. The Phantom 3 was a joy to fly especially with its built in GPS. The controls were straight forward to use and the iPad mini 2 flight screen app was fantastic.

    My two hour session went far too quickly. The integrated flight technology was truly amazing, the drone was rock steady, a superb platform for aerial photography and film making. Highly recommended flight instruction course.

  9. 5 out of 5


    An absolute must for newbies. Having watched endless you tube videos on flying a drone I took the plunge and met Alan who patiently showed me the correct way to fly a drone. I have never flown one before and must say it us easier than you think.

    Truly recommended! You will be hooked!

  10. 5 out of 5


    A Happy customer!

    The lesson was a real differentiator, probably making the difference between me crashing my new drone a couple of times, and now having a few safe flights under my belt and an intact drone. I found the sharing of sound procedure, useful tips and pertinent laws interesting, and generally not replicated in the YouTube-style self-help videos. The informal, conversational style let me get what I needed from the session.

    If you really want to protect your investment in your new drone, I can’t recommend Phantom Flight School’s lessons highly enough.

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