The Airline Pilot Academy is based at Bournemouth Airport in Dorset, on the South Coast of England and with arguably some of the best flying conditions in the UK, is an ideal location to base your Airline Pilot Training.

Outside of flying and studying, the lively town of Bournemouth has plenty to offer students. Being a popular tourist destination Bournemouth has an abundance of excellent restaurants, bars and night clubs to help students unwind. Bournemouth is also home to 7 miles of award winning beaches, with two traditional piers and regular water sport activities, your time here will be remembered.

We now provide student accommodation at our hotel in Westcliff, Bournemouth, just a short walk from the town centre.

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Melbourne, Florida

APA partner facilities are located in Melbourne, Florida which is considered to be one of the most desirable areas to live year-round. Due to its close proximity to Kennedy Space Centre the area it has been more commonly referred to as The Space Coast. With over 72 miles of relaxing Atlantic coast beaches, The Space Coast has a number of attractions that contribute to the appeal of Melbourne for your flight training location.

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Bournemouth, Dorset

APA as part of the BCFT group, own The Silver How Hotel, situated in Bournemouth, it is a popular accommodation choice for our students. The Silver How Hotel is located on the West Cliff, just 100 yards from the cliff top.  From here it is just a short walk to Bournemouth Beach and the town center.  The hotel offers APA students clean, comfortable rooms and an environment suited to studying.

All 28 rooms are comfortably furnished. All rooms are en-suite, medium and large rooms have a desk, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

The rooms are cleaned and bed linen changed regularly.

Communal areas
The hotel has its own licenced bar with a pool table, plenty of seating and a TV.  The bar is open at the weekends from 21:00 until late.  The kitchen is available for those who wish to prepare their own food.  Drinks machines offering tea, coffee, chocolate and water are available in the dining room all day, free of charge.  A large patio and garden offers an outside area to study or an alternative to relaxing on the beach, just a couple of minutes away.

Melbourne, Florida

Whilst students are undergoing training at Melbourne we are able to offer dining and housing facilities. Offering these amenities allows us to make your training experience as simplified as possible. In addition to these services, we offer transportation between housing, dining, and training facilities free of charge.



  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Study desks in rooms
  • Licensed bar
  • Kitchen
  • Large patio & garden


  • Shared apartments 2 miles from the Training Centre
  • En-suite individual bedrooms
  • Transport to and from the Training Centre available free of charge
  • Meal packages available