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

Our Winchester home is a peaceful, rural setting in Nutley Lane. Located near the village of Dummer, it is convenient for junction 7 of the M3. Enjoy flying over the rolling English countryside peppered with chocolate box thatched cottages.

Our lessons are always one-to-one with one of our expert, fully PfCO-qualified and insured drone pilots to give you the best possible drone experience.  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 – Winchester

£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 drones.

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 drones. 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.

18 reviews for Flight School – Winchester

  1. Tom Cunliffe (verified owner)

    My wife and I really got a lot out of our lesson. As an instructor myself, it was a joy to be taught by Tony – very clear, informative and comprehensible. Thanks. Thanks too to Emma for her cheerful manner in booking and rebooking the lessons.

  2. Jenny Barrett

    I had a very informative and enjoyable two hour lesson with Tony. He is extremely knowledgeable and a very patient teacher. I have rediscovered my confidence in flying and will be now be looking for opportunities to fly. I understand the drones capabilities much more fully and discovered a lot of things about the app that I was unaware of. Thanks Tony and Phantom Flight School.
    Kind regards

  3. Stephen Russell

    Many thanks Andre for a great lesson. I am now inspired to take my drone out of hibernation and have some fun!

  4. Phil and Sue

    Many thanks Andre for an excellent lesson set in a lovely location. We learned a lot including some ‘wow’ features we didn’t know we could do with the drone and we were both impressed with your knowledge and teaching skills. Thank you also for your patience and encouragement.

  5. Rick Briar (verified owner)

    Thanks you Andre the 2 hour lesson was of great help and very enjoyable. Excellent tuition, weather good and great environment. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thanks once again

  6. Peter Dixon

    Many thanks to Andre for my 2 hour lesson earlier this week! In spite of the weather we did everything I had hoped for and I now feel a lot more more confident in flying the drone. Excellent tutor! Best wishes

  7. Goran Trapp

    Thanks Andre for a great tutorial covering all aspects from flying, photography and videoing as well as extra equipment. Made a significant difference to our confidence and abilities!

  8. Bill G

    Thanks to Tony and Andre for my 2-hour lesson last week, really valuable advice on drone choice as well as the instructions on the app and controller and, of course, the very enjoyable practical part flying Tony’s drone.

    The weather was perfect, which helped, and I had a great afternoon, thanks again.

  9. Julian La Hive (store manager)

    Just wanted to thank you, Alan and Emma. In spite of the weather, Tony and I met on Sunday for my “lesson”
    It was both helpful and informative, giving me some things to think about and drills in piloting my drones going forward.
    It was great to meet Tony and discover some common experiences. Thanks again!

  10. Ewan Whitmey (store manager)

    Hi Alan,
    A quick follow up on the flying lesson I attended at the weekend:
    Please pass on my thanks to Tony for an excellent introductory lesson.
    The lesson was excellent & gave me the insight I was looking for. Tony was able to tailor the lesson in order to address my specific needs.
    It has certainly given me food for thought as I figure the best way to incorporate drones into my activities.
    Once I have had time to practice and have gained some experience, I’ll be in touch to plan in some further training.
    Many thanks again,

  11. Alan W (store manager)

    Hi Alan,
    Just wanted to say a big thanks. The lesson today was amazing and I learnt so much. A million thanks to you and Tony for giving me the confidence to fly my Spark.
    Alan W

  12. Julian H (store manager)

    Many thanks for today, super session and a purchase is imminent! Have a lovely weekend and all the very best with your future droning.

  13. Doug Churchyard (store manager)

    Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for your time last Tuesday. It was very informative and fun!
    I will be looking at purchasing a drone from PhantomFlightSchool on my return from holiday with a view to undertaking the PfCO course.
    Will be in touch in due course.
    Again many thanks for a great day (2 hours).
    Kind regards
    Doug Churchyard

  14. Ingrid Bery (store manager)

    Hi Darren
    Thank you very much indeed for both the theory and practical lessons this afternoon. That has given me more confidence to now practice on my own.
    With regards

  15. William M (store manager)

    Hi Darren,
    I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for the session on the Inspire 2 on Tuesday.
    It was really useful and enjoyable and you have given me plenty of tips and guidance that I will be using in future.
    Thanks again.

  16. Bill M (verified owner)

    Hi Alan,

    I had a 2 hour session this week with Darren after buying a DJI Mavic Pro to do Photography work as I’m an ex-photographer.

    Darren was an excellent tutor. I found him to be very easy to work with. He put me at ease straight away, he is very professional and with a great depth of knowledge. Not just about Drones but more importantly about the photography aspect.

    I would recommend Darren to anyone wanting to get a good basic grounding in how to fly a drone properly and safely and I would also recommend PhantomFlightSchool as I’ve now signed up for the PfCO course in Tenerife later this year!
    Bill M

  17. Chris Dignan (store manager)

    Hi Darren,
    Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for such a great afternoon on Friday!
    It was a joy to fly in such a large space with your wise encouragement and advice. I learned a lot and feel much more confident.
    Hope all your flying assignments have been going well, and thanks again.
    Chris D

  18. Mike B (store manager)

    Dear Alan,
    Thanks to you and Darren – I had a good two hours this afternoon and now feel much more confident in flying my new Spark. I think we were both completely amazed with its performance yet so small!
    All the best, Mike B

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