Rainair Flying School
Beccles Airfield

Learn to fly with us; a friendly and professional flying school in the heart of East Anglia on the Norfolk / Suffolk border.


Welcome to the website of Beccles Airfield.

Beccles Airfield is operated by Rainair Flying Club Ltd and is fully licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Using the links above, you can find information about the airfield, flight training, visiting (by road or air), history and further club information.

Links to our other operators can be found at the bottom of the page.

Rainair Flying Club

Rainair is a friendly and popular flying school based at Beccles Airfield (EGSM) which is an excellent location for aspiring pilots to take to the skies. Our scenic rural location offers uncluttered airspace and close proximity to the coastline which makes it an excellent training area. Rainair are the license holders of Beccles Airfield and thus we have a dedicated training facility which is fully equipped and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Services we provide:

  • Trial Flight Experiences and Gift Certificates.
  • EASA Private Pilot's License (PPL) Training.
  • Light Aircraft Pilot's License (LAPL) Training.
  • Pilot revalidation.
  • Pilot supply shop.
  • IMC Instrument Rating.
  • Radiotelephony Training.
  • Ground School.
  • Hangerage and Aircraft Engineering.
  • General advice and free tour.
We have four highly experienced flying instructors including our Chief Flying Instructor, Mr Rainer Forster (Flt Lt Rtd) who has over 30 years experience as both an instructor and as the operator of the business.

We would also like to welcome visiting pilots to fly into Beccles Airfield where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Please see the 'Visiting Beccles Airfield' link above.