The Scottish Aero Club is a vibrant and active club based at Perth Airport. The result of an amalgamation of The Scottish Flying Club, founded in 1927 in Renfrew, and The Strathtay Aero Club, founded in 1936 and based in Perth, making us the oldest and original flying club in Scotland.
Perth Airport, Scone, is centrally located between Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow and has three runways; two tarmac and one grass, forming a triangle. This means there are few times when the wind direction prevents flying.
We have four distinct membership categories offering the most suitable membership type and budget for all aviation enthusiasts – Pilots, Student, Associate and Junior.
We operate the largest general aviation hangar in Scotland for the benefit of our members and visiting pilots and provide year-round hangarage for more than 90 aircraft of all types and sizes at reasonable hangarage rates.
Perth is the only Scottish airport to conduct all types of flight training: aeroplane, mircolight and gyrocopter. Alba Airsports are the training provider for the Scottish Aero Club and offer highly competitive rate packages for NPPL, PPL(G) and private training programmes.
The three key objectives of The Scottish Aero Club are: to encourage and support sport and recreational aviation; minimise the costs thereof and attract and retain members.
During the summer months, we arrange and host fly-ins and fly-outs, plus a number of social, charity and community events. During autumn and winter evenings, we hold a range of aviation-related lectures and events. For further information, please go to our EVENTS page.
The Scottish Aero Club is also the base for the Light Aviation Association (LAA) Strathtay Strut.
We also serve as the Scottish office of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).