Welcome to Flyin’ Fish, the UK’s longest established radio-controlled helicopter flight training school based in West London. We are conveniently placed for easy access from the M25/M40 and also from Heathrow airport for our overseas visitors.
Make use of our 25+ years of experience in rc flight tuition. We provide a friendly and professional service catering for complete novices through to advanced flight tuition, set up & coaching.
Ready To Learn?
So, you want to learn to fly r/c helicopters? Then you’ve come to exactly the right place!
Whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pilot we can help – if you haven’t committed to RC flying yet, it’s a good idea to book a lesson using our models.‘
“Great people to deal with, nothing is too much trouble.”
Flyin’ Fish owned and run by David Fisher, multi-national F3C champion and member of the very successful GBR F3N Team (Silver medal winners at the 2019 World Championship and the gold medal winners at the European Championship in 2016)
“The flight training exceeded my expectations. The equipment was in very good condition and the training was well prepared. The prices are transparent and reasonable. Thank you for organizing a shuttle service to the airport for me. I would love to come back again.”Uwe NaujoksGermany (July 2019)
“Great people to deal with, nothing is too much trouble, Dave guided me through the A +B tests, and Julie looks after everything else.”John Allwork(October 2019)
“Hi Julie. How are u? Just a want to say I had a brilliant day today. Dave helped me & nothing was too much trouble and I feel I’m getting somewhere now. Really pleased.Ted Jordan(August 2019)
So thank you it was a great day. Ps I’ll definitely be booking another lesson.”
“I couldn’t recommend Dave Fisher highly enough. Dave comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience, his enthusiasm is plentiful, his help and advice freely shared and whatever level of ability you won’t be disappointed”Mark Pressling(November 2019)
“I recently wanted to get back into flying and I was recommended to Flyin Fish. I booked some lessons and a Heli build. Julie and Dave were very helpful from the outset. I felt very welcome and it is clear the guys have a wealth of knowledge and experience. I had a few lessons and was able to take my A test so that I could join my local club. Anyone looking to get back into flying or get into the hobby as a newcomer I would highly recommend calling Flyin Fish as a starting point. Great people, great company. Looking forward to continuing with my lessons and progressing my flying skills.”Russ Brown(Dec. 2020)
“I really enjoy flying r/c helicopters over several years and have progressed to ‘B’ certification and beyond. This is due to the tuition of Dave Fisher. His teaching is second to none and his professional knowledge still continues to amaze me. If you’re thinking of a lesson, book it. You will be a better pilot for it.”Ray KonstantinouSouthampton (Dec. 2022)
“I was introduced to Dave and Julie when my partner said come and have a go flying a helicopter! I had no experience of flying any RC helicopter and was not sure if it was a good idea.Susan Rolland(Jan. 2023)
A year on and thanks to Dave, his experience, knowledge and patience I can now fly RC Helicopters!
I highly recommend Dave; the support to get you where you want to go is endless. I felt welcomed right from the start and have learnt so much in such a short time of flying, I can't thank Dave enough
Thanks also to Julie - they are a great team!”
“I’ve had flight training before but never been pushed/felt like I've learned so much previously.Ian Davis(Dec. 2021)
He quickly flew my model and got it set up like I would never be able. The confidence I took away yesterday is priceless.”
“I was recommend to Dave Fisher in 2021 and made the call for flying lessons via Dave's partner Julie Fisher. I was greeted in a very friendly and professional manner. Little did I know that I was going to be up in the sky in no time at all under Dave's tuition and making manoeuvres that one could only dream of! Anyway, after 12 Weeks in I was able to go to my flying club with confidence after Dave's tuition. Dave is very strict in his teaching manner and approach but never personal in doing so, which gives you flying discipline at its best! I am now 12 Months in and can’t believe how far I have come. Hovering skills, loops and turns and I am now confident to fly on my own and carry out these intricate manoeuvres thanks to Dave Fisher (Heli Guru) and the Flyin’ Fish team!. Thank you for your ongoing support. I would recommend this flying school to any beginner or seasoned flyer that would like to improve on their skills.”Gary Malin(Dec. 2022)
“I’ve been having flying lessons with Dave & Julie at Flyin Fish for a few years now. Started out not being able to fly very well and with all the help and support from them both I have now passed my Helicopter A and B BMFA tests .Lee Ditcher(Sept. 2022)
Just want to say a big thank you to you both for all your help, I really appreciate it and has boosted my confidence greatly.
Looking forward to more lessons and progressing further with my 3D flying.”
“Having come across Flyin’ Fish on the internet I booked a lesson. This proved to be one of the best things I have done, and I can’t recommend Dave highly enough. The structure of his lessons is excellent and he really has got the patience of a saint! The atmosphere he creates is warm and welcoming and this adds greatly to the enjoyment of the lessons. From the initial advice on helicopter purchase to the continuing support with set up etc. service has been second to none, as is Dave’s breadth of knowledge about his subject. Coupled with the excellent service from Julie in the office which adds to the whole experience, I cannot recommend Flyin’ Fish highly enough.”Kev Goggins(June 2022)
@ 28/11/2023 Our next mid-week slot is on Wednesday 6th December (10am – 12noon). Our next available Saturday slot is 3rd February (10am – 12noon & 2pm +). Don’t delay, book today! If you would like to go on our cancellation list, please either email email@example.com or phone 0208 841 6781. Thank you.
Please note: since August 29th we are now located within the ULEZ zone so if your vehicle is not ULEZ compliant, a daily fee of £12.50 is payable. See https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ulez-payments for more information.
Try BEFORE YOU BUY
Come and ‘try before you buy’ and have a lesson using our equipment so that you can fully experience this exhilarating sport of ours before investing in your own helicopter.
Not sure of what to buy? We are happy to offer advice and give recommendations on what would suit you best. Every customer has their own specific requirements and we pride ourselves on tailoring our tuition and our recommendations to your individual needs.
We Can Fly
FLYING LEGALLY IN THE UK
Since 30th November 2019, the law requires that anyone operating an unmanned aircraft outdoors which weighs more than 250g, is registered as an Operator with the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). The cost of this is £10 @ 01/01/23.
In order to register, you must provide evidence of your competency. The BMFA (British Model Flying Association) make this very straightforward. Click here to find out more via the BMFA website.
Once you have your CAA Operator number, this must be then be displayed somewhere on or within each of your aircraft.
We recommend that once you buy your own equipment, you join the BMFA. The annual cost of membership is currently £42 (2023). As well as providing excellent civil liability insurance and personal accident insurance, the BMFA offers much more to its members. Check out the BMFA website for more details.