Welcome to the Modern Air Flying Club Web site. Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our company that we hope makes it easier for you to do business with us.
Fowlmere aerodrome offers a quiet environment with a 700m grass runway. Modern Air is an informal flying club complete with its own maintenance facility ensuring that safe, up to date aircraft are available, often even at short notice, fuelled and ready to go.
Modern Air was launched during 1989 at Fowlmere with one Piper Arrow IV (GBONC) which was soon joined by Paul Leach's Piper Seneca II(GBOPV) and my Archer II(GBORS). The fleet grew rapidly and by 1994 consisted of ten rental aircraft. During the early 1990's PPL training was conducted initially in Ron Hickson's Piper Tomahawk(GBMKG) and subsequently in a second Tomahawk(GBNPL) with 84 students completing their PPL training until 2002 when ab initio training ceased and we concentrated upon rental. By 2002 we had offered a range of aircraft for rental from Archer II (GBORS, GDJJA, GBTYI, GBTAM),Seneca I,Seneca II(GBOPV, GBSII) SenecaIII(GMPWT), Mark Everts Navajo(GUMMI), G-A7 Cougar, Malibu(GMICZ) and accumulated substantial experience in operating and maintaining these types.
We now focus on our core rental fleet of three Archer III aircraft (all purchased new by past students) and a Saratoga. Many of our clients from the 90's remain as owners or rental clients and in some cases maintenance clients not necessarily based here. We are a 'small' business and as such do not provide continuos attendance at the aerodrome however it is usually possible to find someone available early a.m most days or 0900-1200 Weds and Fridays (Christine) and other times by arrangement.
At this site, you will discover all about our services and the planes we have available, as well as our courteous and resourceful staff.
Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the Contact on any page within this site.
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you.