About us

Bristol Groundschool is the trading name of Bristol Groundschool Ltd, a company registered in England number 02643481. Our registered office is Windmill Road, Kenn, Clevedon, BS21 6UJ.

Founded in 1992 by ex-RAF TriStar Captain Alex Whittingham, Bristol Groundschool is Europe’s leading specialist in distance learning and training for EASA/UK CAA Professional Pilot’s Licence theory exams. Bristol Groundschool has a stellar reputation in the industry for being the most effective, trusted and manageable training system available.

Our caring and professional staff will support individuals throughout their training. Bristol Groundschool’s industry leading courses prepare graduates or an exciting, challenging and rewarding future in the ever-changing aviation industry. Our learning system combines the best traditional training methods with modern interactive training tools, and we have a proven success rate far in excess of traditional classroom-based teaching or iPad-only learning.

We provide training direct to student pilots studying for professional examinations as well as training materials to other Aviation Training Organisations in Europe, the Middle East, the USA and beyond.

Our course materials consist of printed hard or soft copy manuals,  proprietary computer based training software called ‘ATPdigital’ and are supported by our on-line examination practice website BGS Online.

Headquartered in North Somerset, UK, we have a satellite site in Florida USA and our courses are also available through our many training partners.

At our site in the UK, we are also an examination centre, allowing our students, and those of other schools, to sit EASA/UK CAA professional pilot examinations conducted by the UK CAA and Austro Control.