Based at Eshott Airfield in the beautiful county of Northumberland and flying 7 days a week, we’re one of the leading providers of gift experiences & flight training in the North East. We offer pilot training courses for both light aircraft & microlights with the PPL(A), LAPL(A) & NPPL(M), along with hour building packages & revalidation’s.

Purple Aviation is the longest established pilot training and flight experience provider in the Newcastle and North East area. Take a look at our reviews and book a flight experience voucher or trial flying lesson today!


// Our Flight Experiences…

Here at Purple Aviation, you'll get the chance to experience the thrill of flight in one of our modern and comfortable aircraft as you soar around Northumberland.  If you're looking for a present for a budding pilot, someone who loves an adventure, an aviation enthusiast or just someone who loves the scenery of Northumberland this is the perfect gift for any occasion.  

// Microlight Training - NPPL(M)

The National Private Pilots Licence (Microlight) is designed for those of you that want to take up flying recreationally.  Training at Eshott Airfield for the NPPL(M) you'll learn to fly in the latest modern, comfortable and well equipped microlight aircraft, ideal for touring and sightseeing within the UK.   

Click below to learn more about the NPPL(M). 

// Private Pilot Training - PPL & LAPL

If you're looking to fly an aircraft outside of the microlight category, the PPL is the course for you - this course will help you build towards a career and give you the ability to pilot larger aircraft. 

You can add additional ratings to the PPL, such as night, multi-engine & instrument flying and eventually the licence can evolve into a Commercial Pilots Licence. 

What a fantastic experience. Got a one hour flight as a present for my 50th Birthday. Had the most amazing time flying over the beautiful coast and castles of Northumberland. My pilot was a really nice friendly guy.

Flying in a small plane is so much nicer than a large one as you feel totally immersed in the countryside and coast.
— Jo Miller - 2018

// Find us at Eshott Airfield, NE65 9QJ