Book an Aerodrome Review

Invite The Flying Reporter to produce a professional video guide to your airfield.

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The Flying Reporter is the best-known private pilot YouTube channel in the UK.  I have more than 33,000 subscribers and my videos are watched more than 800,000 times each year.  I launched the ‘Aerodrome Review’ feature because I wanted to inspire pilots to travel further, visit new places and use their pilots licences to their full effect.  Too many private pilots visit the same places week after week which increases the risk of them getting bored and giving up this wonderful hobby.


When my Aerodrome Review feature launched in January 2023, it exceeded my expectations.  The videos were some of the most-watched on my channel and the response from viewers was extremely positive.  If you’re an aerodrome owner/manager and are interested in featuring in a Flying Reporter Aerodrome review, this page should answer all your questions. 

Why should I consider featuring in the Aerodrome Review series?

The Aerodrome Reviews are designed to encourage pilots to visit new places and to provide them with useful information to make their arrival safe and hassle-free.  For aerodromes and associated businesses this means;


"The biggest benefit of having The Flying Reporter come and make an Aerodrome Review video at Manchester Barton Aerodrome has to be the publicity. Within three weeks of the video going live, it had been viewed almost 10,000 times.

Because we're still in winter and the weather has been very unsettled, we haven't been able to directly measure if the publicity has had an impact on traffic, but judging by the YouTube comments, there are dozens of people pledging to visit Barton either as a first-timer or returning after a break.

Some pilots find the location of Barton a worry, because of its proximity to the Manchester CTR and the rules governing the low level route. Jon's video demonstrated a transit of the low level route and was a really good example of how to arrive at Barton safely. It covered the key threats and errors and should massively improve the experience for visiting pilots."

Liam Chadbond
Manager, Manchester Barton Aerodrome
"Since the video was published we have seen an increase in traffic and had a very busy month. We haven't asked people why they visited, but some told us that they'd specifically come having seen the review on The Flying Reporter channel.

It has been particularly nice to see visitors from further afield, including from the South of England, who thanks to the video have realised that we're not all that far away. The video comments are very encouraging and our flying club members have been very positive about the video and are pleased to see Sleap being championed on such a prominent YouTube channel."
Bruce Buglass
Manager, Sleap Aerodrome

How much does it cost?

I have three promo video packages and prices start at £500.

Economy Aerodrome Review

An interview with one aerodrome representative overlayed with some video from the airfield.  Published on The Flying Reporter YouTube channel.

Premium Aerodrome Review

Up to 6 hours filming on site, featuring the cafe, aerodrome attractions, flying schools and on-site businesses.  An opportunity to highlight noise abatement procedures, special joining instructions.  Published on The Flying Reporter YouTube channel.

Deluxe Aerodrome Review

Everything included in the Premium Aerodrome Review, plus an additional stand-alone corporate video for your website/social media, promoting the services of your choice.  This could be used to promote the flying school, cafe, answer frequently asked questions or raise the profile of another associated business.

Discounts are available

I’m an ambassador for the aEROPS airfield payment system, which streamlines the processing of landing, handling, fuel and parking fees along with the automation of PPR requests.  I can give you a demonstration of the aEROPS system and aerodromes onboarding to aEROPS are entitled to a £250 Aerodrome Review discount.

What's involved?

If you’ve decided to go ahead with the review, then here are the next steps.


Step 1 – Research

We’d arrange to have a video conference call to plan the filming project.  The duration of the pre-production meeting will depend upon the video package chosen.  An Economy Aerodrome Review may only need a short call to make practical arrangements, whereas the Deluxe Aerodrome Review may require a couple of meetings to plan the filming of the review and the corporate video.


Depending on the video package chosen, you may need to make arrangements with on-site businesses and attractions to ensure their willingness to participate and to check their availability.


Step 2 – Writing the filming script

A filming script is a rough skeleton structure of the video.  It helps to know this in advance of the shoot, to plan how the video content will be presented and ordered, so that it ‘flows’ naturally.  If I’m filming a premium or deluxe production, I will script pieces to camera based on the information we’ve discussed during the research call.  I don’t share the filming script with you – it’s a working document to help me structure the filming day efficiently.

For the Deluxe product, the corporate video will be scripted, structured and shared with you for approval.


3. The filming day

The Economy Review will take up to 2 hours to film,  the Premium Review 6-8 hours and the Deluxe package, up to 2 days.

I may need access to vantage points on the airfield, often airside, and may need your assistance with this.


4. Editing

The Economy Aerodrome Review will take up to a day to edit, the Premium 2 days and the Deluxe Product up to 5 days.


5. Do I get to see the video before it is published?

I always share a preview of the video with you in advance, so you can check for any inaccuracies and make any comments.

For corporate videos as part of the Deluxe plan you will be shown a draft video and can request one round of changes included in the price.


6. Payment

When I know we’re both happy with the videos, I will invoice you for the payment of the fee.

Let's talk?

I’ll be delighted to answer any questions that remain and look forward to speaking to you about visiting your aerodrome soon.