How we are protecting you and our staff as we resume training operations.


Permission has been given by HM Government to resume flight training operations from 4th July 2020. A welcome decision for us all however, there will be some changes in the way we operate to help protect you and our staff.

Our team are as keen to resume training as you are and as a CAA certified Declared Training Organisation, we have undertaken a risk assessment and prepared a phased introduction to flight training.

Phase One - 4th July onwards.

We will be undertaking PPL(A) SEP renewal and re-validations for members who are PPL licence holders,together with 28 day check outs.

Phase Two - 11th July onwards.

Recommence training for existing students that have completed exercise 15 onward.

Phase Three - 18th July onwards.

Recommence training for all students.

Phase Four - To be announced.

Commencement of Trial Lessons and Experience Flights

The phase dates may change depending on weather, instructor and aircraft availability.

All Training flights will require the student to

1 - Provide their own headset, face masks and disposable gloves.

2 - Sign a declaration of Freedom form COVID-19 symptoms, or that they have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms.

3 - Have your temperature checked (non contact equipment)

4 - Maintain 2 metre Social Distancing within the Skytrek building.

5 - Maintain 1+ metre Social Distancing outside the Skytrek building.

Pre-flight briefings

Our friendly instructors may phone you to discuss pre-flight briefings to meet social distancing requirements.


We can only allow 2 customers into the Skytrek Building at any one time. There will be only one (maybe two) instructors to start with and lesson times will increase, but as the social distancing is reduced, there will be more lesson slots and Instructors available.



If you do not have a headset, you can ask us to order one for you (which means you will contribute to the school) or you could purchase one yourself from one of the many flying shops. Our prices will be the same as AFE or Pooleys.


PPE Supplies

You can purchase the following from us if you need too.

Medical Disposable Face Mask £2.50 (each)

Disposable Gloves - £1 (pair) M or XL sizes stocked.

Frequently asked questions.


Will Skytrek be loaning headsets to those who do not have their own?

Regretfully not - due to the difficulty in ensuring hygiene requirements you will need to bring your own headset. 

When will you be resuming Trial Lessons and Flight Experiences?

The is no date fixed for this as yet, but will will resume as soon as reasonably practical.

If I bring someone with me, can they wait inside the Skytrek Building?

Only the PPL or student will be able to enter the building however, they can remain outside in our seating area or in their vehicle.

Will I be able to purchase pilot supplies, maps, books etc. from Skytrek?

Yes of course. All stock will be secured and you only handle the equipment you purchase.

Will I need to wear a mask?

Yes, see our requirements on the left.

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Skytrek Flying School, 

Rochester Airport, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9SD


Telephone  01634 200787 or email    


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