New EASA & UK CAA Part 66 Examination Centre

Tiger Aviation has Classrooms and Hangar workspace which allows us to offer any aspiring or qualified Engineer one-to-one training that helps towards the issue or extension of a Part 66 license. The Engineers at our Part 145 facility can supervise and assist with On-the-Job Training (OJT) which will be certified in the CAP 741 Engineer’s Logbook. In support of the AST Distance Learning Course, we are currently developing a one-to-one training presentation for each of the Modules required for the Part 66 license issue. This is to assist prospective candidates to help increase their practical understanding of all content after having completed the distance learning course in their own time.


Tiger Aviation (Engineering) Ltd, (TAEL), is an Approved Part 145 Organisation based at Shobdon Airfield in Herefordshire. We maintain a small fleet of Piston and Turbine Helicopters, as well as working alongside our sister company, Tiger Helicopters Ltd, who are an Approved ATO that delivers Civil and Military Helicopter Pilot Training Courses.

Approved Facilities

TAEL has entered into an agreement with Air Service Training Ltd (Perth), (AST), to be able to offer a new EASA and UK CAA Part 66 Examination Centre at our World Class facilities here at Shobdon Airfield.

This is for both Aeroplane and Helicopter Engineers who are aspiring to achieve the Part 66 Licence and additional ratings

Our large capacity Examination Facilities, which had already been approved for CPL and ATPL Examinations, allow up to 30 Candidates at a time to take their Part 66 exams in our clean and air-conditioned rooms. There is a free, high speed fibre broadband service, as well as several quiet rooms to allow for last minute revision. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits all add to the calming environment to give you the best chance at your important career exams.

Approved Part 66 Exams

Under the terms of an agreement with Tiger Aviation Engineering Ltd (TAEL), Air Service Training (Engineering) Ltd (AST) is able to offer Part 66 approved examinations at the TAEL World Class Examination Centre based at Shobdon Airfield in accordance with AST’s Part 147 Approvals; EASA.UK.147.0174, & UK.147.0002

Initial Registration & Booking Exams

Candidates will need to fill out our Initial Registration form below if they are not already registered with AST. Then use the Examinations Booking Form to choose which Exams, and at which sitting, they would like to attend our facilities.

If you are not an AST student, please fill out the registration form:
Registration Form

Please fill out the Exam Application Form.
TAEL Application for Exams Only

Latest Exam timetable for reference.

Travel and Accommodation

We normally recommend staying at the local Travel Lodge (Ludlow) or Premier Inn (Hereford) as they guarantee a good night’s sleep and help you recover from your journey. They also help you prepare for the Exams with quiet and comfortable study space provided in your room as well.

There are also numerous local Bed and Breakfast facilities and plenty of Air BnB locations around the area which offer low-cost options if required

Contacts and Further Information

Please find below our full contact details and our location map to assist you in finding our Facilities. When arriving at the airfield, don’t enter the main visitors car park, continue to the end of the road and turn left. Please use caution and give way to aircraft as you drive past the Control Tower, then follow the signs for “Tiger Helicopters – Visitors and Deliveries” to our Main Reception.