SportAir was established in 2014 by husband and wife team, Kimberly and Richard Sims, based at Goodwood. Both have extensive aviation backgrounds, Richard started flying lessons at Goodwood at the tender age of fourteen and is currently a 747 Captain with BA, Kimmy began her career as cabin crew and ended up as a Cabin Service Director with BA. Initially, they commenced operations with one Piper Tomahawk, and have gradually grown their fleet of aircraft to include two Robin DR400 tourers, and an American Aviation Super Decathlon Aerobatic two-seater.
In 2018, they decided to move into the Microlight world and set up SportAir Microlights alongside their existing flying club, with the aim to offer the finest training in the country. With this in mind, a Comco Icarus C42 was ordered new from the factory in Germany and this is based at Goodwood. With their team of highly experienced instructors, they offer a personalised training course which will enable you to gain your licence and then fly throughout the UK and most parts of Europe.