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 current member of the very successful GBR F3N Team (Silver medal winners at the 2019 World Championship and the gold medal winners at the last 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)
@ 20/09/2021 We are still giving lessons taking notice of social distancing requirements. Our next available mid-week slot is in the week beginning 25th October. Our next Saturday slot isn’t until 27th November. If you would like to go on our wait-list for cancellations, please contact us. Don’t delay, book today!
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
From 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 £9.
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 £38. 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.