Based at Cranfield University, renowned for its aeronautical research and development, our Cranfield Training Centre holds a prime location on the airport's Apron 2 and provides access to the digital ATC tower, offering the highest quality of pilot training.
Cranfield has no scheduled jet traffic which greatly improves access enabling cadets to train more frequently.
Training Courses in Cranfield
Our Cranfield Training Centre is home to some phases of flight training.
Advanced flight training location during integrated programmes:
- Basic Instrument Flying Module
- Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Instrument Rating
Our Training Fleet
To support pilot training, the L3Harris Cranfield Training Centre is home to a fleet of Diamond aircraft including:
Cadets at our Cranfield Training Centre are accommodated on campus at Lanchester Hall, or similar locations. Cadets in Cranfield can access the university sports and fitness facilities, plus the on-site restaurants, on a pay as you go basis.
How to get here
By train Cranfield is easily accessible from London via bus and train and typically takes between 1 hour 20 – 1 hour 40 minutes. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast and Uno; London to Cranfield trains depart from London Euston and arrive in Cranfield, War Memorial.
By air The nearest airport to Cranfield is London Luton Airport which is approximately 30 minutes away. You can fly to several European destinations from London Luton Airport.
By car Cranfield is easily accessible by car. Situated approximately 10 minutes from the M1 motorway and can be accessed from either junction 13 or 14 of the M1.