Testimonials for Aircraft Differences Training
offer one to one flight instruction for Complex aircraft, tail wheel
conversions (now in the Super Cub), short field/farm strip training and the IMC
"Our grateful thanks to all our clients, especially those who have taken the time to write such glowing reviews"
Based at Gloucester Airport United Kingdom
James Peplow flying services
UK Mobile 07855 409 512
I just want to put on record my sincere thanks for your hard work,
patience and professionalism you displayed last week, you certainly
pushed me and made the course very enjoyable. As an instructor you
have a friendly relaxed manner and bags of enthusiasm which makes
for a good learning environment, I have encountered many types of
instructors over the years and you are among the best of them,
something I don’t say lightly.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my tail wheel
I thoroughly enjoyed flying with you and had a really great, enjoyable couple of days. It was some of the best and most challenging flying I have ever done.
I will never forget the Bosbury international approach and look forward to flying with you again, and learning more.
Thank you for your patience and sharing a little of your knowledge with me.
Pete April 2021
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for
helping me take the first steps back to SEPs and introducing me to
I would just like to thank yourself and James for organising my fantastic flight in the Super Cub yesterday.
It was so enjoyable to get airborne and see the local sites (including the Weston's Cider Mill) and the touch and go at 'Dymock International' was an extra treat.
I really enjoyed flying with James and look forward to flying again and maybe doing a 'land away' later in the spring/summer.
Once again, many thanks for getting me airborne.
10th August 2016
Many thanks once again for an excellent days flying. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot at the same time, which at the end of the day is what any student wants. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you. The more individual approach, location and aircraft are just great!
All the best and hopefully see you again in the future.
Just wanted to thank you for the voucher flight the other day - a gift from Susan. I had a thoroughly excellent experience which I much enjoyed. I was really grateful that you trusted me to fly the Citabria including the take-offs and landings. I felt very comfortable in the aircraft and flying with you. Many thanks indeed.
I recently completed the Microlight to NPPL SSEA training on the Citabria. I achieved this inside 2 days, started on the Wednesday morning, went solo after lunch, flew 'on instruments' to Gloucester to take the two written exams that evening; then on the Thursday passed both the NST and GST. It was hard work but some of the most enjoyable flying I have had in years. James is an excellent instructor with a professional and reassuring manner, he certainly inspired me with confidence. A wonderful setting to fly from and the accommodation and hospitality laid on by Bunty was also first class. I would highly recommend this course to anybody contemplating a taildragger conversion and or an upgrade to the NPPL SSEA. I loved flying the Citabria.
Martin Culley Flying Instructor Fixed Wing Microlight.
27 Nov 14
Just wanted to thank you for the NPPL SSEA conversion training that I recently undertook. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the Citabria was great to fly.
I do think that you offer a much better route than by going to a larger organisation, by spending several days with dedicated one to one training and what seemed like unlimited briefing and discussion time, was far superior to turning up, fly for an hour, then go home for another week. I still find it hard to believe it was all carried out in five days including the exams and tests.
I did feel you pushed me, but that was exactly what I needed to take my flying up to the next level.
If you do have any enquiries that want an unbiased opinion please feel free to give them my number if they want to have a chat with me.
9 Nov 2014
Given that in the space of
just received my PPL through the post this
week having successfully completed an intensive
3 month course with James.
It needs to be said that James is a great teacher and very accommodating. My experience of previous flying schools wasn't good as they lacked any real organisation often wasting my valuable time leaving me hanging around for hours just to get my lesson. I would definitely recommend James to others wanting to get their wings.
Thanks James. S Birt
From first contact with James we swiftly assembled a compressed program that also fitted with various other schedules (and of course, the weather!). James could not have been more accommodating with a combined brief of differences training on a new type together with my bi-annual renewal as well as switching from JAR to EASA Licenses & Ratings. The Licenses' switching was probably the most demanding aspect for me but James led me through the process with aplomb. Similarly with our flying, I can look back and feel that I perhaps learned more in that time that I had done in my initial flight training. James has a wonderful easy going manner and great humour but never losses sight of the task in hand and thereby cultivates assured confidence through clear understanding. Quite simply, whatever your requirement might be, I could not recommend James more highly. J. Mack EGCW.
James, Just a word of thanks for your course last Thurs. For me it definitely was the way forward, and thank you for your technique and advice. I have been on a debrief since and learnt so much in the day - - thank you. See you next year for the farm strip course. Best Allan McC
I always wanted to fly a tail dragger. Though they were some unpredictable creatures that always wanted to make a 180° turn right after touching down. All though it is possible to do a tail wheel conversion in my country, I decided to do it in the UK and make a short holiday out of it. Some people like to lay in the sun on their holiday, other prefer to climb mountains or ....I decided to go for a tail wheel conversion. After reading through pilot magazine’s advertisement pages and a quick search on the internet, I choose to contact Mr. James Peplow and after some e-mail correspondence I decided to accept his offer for a tail wheel conversion. I was picked up at the train station and provided accommodation in a very nice old farm near Ledbury in a quiet and relaxing environment. The practice was done in Shobdon airport, a friendly place with a lively and busy, but anyhow relaxed traffic of small airplanes. The instruction was professional and I made my solo on day two. It was in all aspect a great experience, and I can recommend Mr. James Peplow’s instruction for anyone thinking of learning how to fly a tail dragger. S Ingimarsson
|As an already qualified commercial helicopter pilot and also holding a PPL(A) licence, I wanted to try out something different. The tail wheel conversion course run by James Peplow is absolutely fantastic. Residing on a farm with an airstrip, and knowing all the other local farmers who also have farm strips, James really knows how to get the best performance from his aircraft and from his students. A challenging course, by the mere fact that you are taking off and landing from farm strips, James is an outstanding and professional pilot and Flying Instructor with many years of experience who puts you at ease from the moment you take the controls and who has the ability the get the best from a student. His course is very strongly recommended to those who wish to expand their aviation experience. Thank you James for a wonderful time. Clive