Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training has been established at Bournemouth International Airport on the South Coast since 2002. We offer modular pilot training and commercial integrated pilot training courses taking students from Zero Hours to a Frozen ATPL(A), the licence required for entry into the airlines as a First Officer.

BCFT is renowned in the aviation industry for its excellent and personal approach to airline pilot training. From your first contact with us, our aim is to provide you with a personalised pathway to becoming a first officer. This begins when you first visit, we do not run group interviews rather we meet each and every one of our students on a one-to-one basis. We believe pilot training is a very personal matter and endeavour to match our ambition to yours.

Bournemouth Airport is an excellent place to train as a commercial pilot. Our students benefit from mixing with airline traffic inside class D controlled airspace facilitated by a team of professional Air Traffic Controllers (ATC).

All modular training and flight tests are carried out at Bournemouth Airport benefiting students with the continuity of training in a commercial environment. Our integrated students benefit from training both in Bournemouth and with our partner Florida Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in Florida. This enables them to gain invaluable experience in foreign airspace without compromising on training quality.

Outside of flying and studying, the lively town of Bournemouth has plenty to offer students. We provide accommodation at our hotel in Westcliff, Bournemouth for the sole use of our students. 

BCFT is proud to see both Modular and Integrated students succeed in securing First Officer positions:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at BCFT, both the flight training and ground school were provided to an exceptional standard. The fact that you are treated as an individual and not just a number allowed me to achieve the best results I could whilst having the right balance of hard work and social time with other people on the course. I would highly recommend BCFT to anyone who is looking to complete their flight training as it’s a memorable experience”, Scott Marshall