Located in the East of Scotland is Perth Airport. Just 2 miles away from the historic town of Scone and around 4 miles from the city of Perth, the airport is surrounded by history and beautiful scenery.
The airport opened in 1936 as Scone Aerodrome. Shortly after opening a flight training school, training military pilots, was established by Airwork Ltd. Before the war a number of scheduled airline services operated from Perth to various domestic locations. During World War II, squadrons 309 - Polish Fighter, Reconnaissance Squadron and 666 - A Royal Air Force Air Observation Post Squadron associated with the 1st Army, from the Royal Air Force used the aerodrome, renaming the airport to RAF Scone.
By 1960 Airwork acquired Air Service Training, an engineering training school, which relocated from the south of England to the airport. AST soon gained a worldwide reputation for aviation training, being nicknamed as Britain's Air University. Students travelled from over 100 different countries to be trained by some of the best.
In 1997 Perth Airport was purchased by the Morris Leslie Group and has since invested a lot into the airport by refurbishing and developing existing buildings. In 2012 Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance was formed at Perth Airport and launched a helicopter air ambulance service in May 2013 to help the Scottish Air Ambulance to deliver front-line care to time-critical emergencies, across Scotland.
Perth Airport remains the main hub for general aviation and is the home to the Scottish Aero Club which was established in 2012 and offers a variety of adrenaline filled flying experiences for you to partake in. with beautiful surroundings to see it is the perfect place for a flying experience, so why not try a Flying Experience in a light aircraft, gyrocopter or microlight?
Please remember that Flying Experiences are dependent on weather conditions so at times may need to be rescheduled.