Based at Hawarden airport near Chester we provide a friendly and professional service and offer a wide range of aviation services.

APEM Aviation owns and operates a fleet of twin engine light aircraft. We conduct our flights under our own Civil Aviation Authority certification (CAA / EASA AOC GB2410) and also hold an Irish Aviation Authority Aerial Works Permission.

Aircraft hire and aerial surveys

Two of APEM's survey aircraft outside hangar

All our aircraft are available for hire on a dry or wet lease and come with factory fitted camera hatches and auxiliary power as standard.

Our versatile fleet meets the needs of a wide variety of aerial surveys, whether the need is to fly low and slow, carry out long endurance missions or fly multiple deployment sorties – we will be able to offer a solution.

The aircraft can be set up in a variety of ways depending the requirements, including the use of an APEM camera system or installing clients’ own equipment. We have impressive payload capabilities for larger sensors.

Our highly trained staff, including pilots and aerial survey technicians, are experienced in operating surveys both onshore and offshore.

Our flexible hiring arrangements vary from an hourly rate including fuel and pilot, to a monthly ‘dry’ charge excluding flight crew, fuel and other costs.

Passenger charter

Aircraft wtih passenger

For business or leisure, passenger charter offers the convenience and flexibility to go where you want, when you want, for less than you might think.

Flights are scheduled to suit you and your travel plans, allowing you to avoid the queues and inconveniences of commercial flights. With flights to and from the UK’s many regional airports we also offer the speed and convenience of locations close to your starting point and destination.

The ease of personal air travel is also cheaper than you might expect. Our aircraft can be chartered for single passengers or groups of up to eight and allow you to travel in affordable comfort.

  • View past the pilots as the aircraft lands
  • View from survey aircraft over London Olympic site
  • View from cockpit of P68 Observer

Freight charter

Aircraft with freight boxes

Freight charter with APEM Aviation offers fast and flexible transport of light freight across the UK and Europe.

Our Vulcanair P68 carries loads up to 400 kg and has a door measuring 100 cm high by 78 cm wide. Our Britten Norman Islander transports loads up to 540 kg and has a door measuring 100 cm high by 115 / 60 cm wide.

A rapid service is available from our professional, experienced staff who will ensure that whatever your freight needs, the goods will arrive wherever and whenever you want.

Pleasure flights

Pleasure flight view out of the window of aircraft

Enjoy a great day out with our pleasure flights and see the sights and heritage of the UK and Europe from the air.

Book a flight to see the spectacular coastline, mountains and moorland of North Wales or the Lake District, or enjoy a flight along the beautiful Fylde coast. Flights vary in duration from 30 minutes to an hour and are available to individuals and parties from two to eight.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services that we offer for a no-obligation quote and further details.

If you have any queries, please contact Ben Chapman, principal pilot.
Alternatively you can email us here. Or call 0161 442 8938.