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The Private Pilot's Licence 

Is this Licence for you? 

A PPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial operations on aeroplanes. Your basic PPL Training will allow you to act as PIC on single-engine piston aeroplanes-land (SEP(land). With experience and further training you can add additional ratings to fly higher performance aircraft such as multi engine types.

The minimum age to get a PPL(A) is 17 and you will need to hold a Part MED CLASS 2 Medical Certificate.

What are the training requirements?

Theory subjects

  • Air law

  • Human performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Navigation

  • Principles of flight

  • Operational procedures

  • Flight performance and planning

  • Aircraft general knowledge

Practical training 

A minimum of 45 hours flight time in total; 

  •  25 hours of dual flight instruction. 

  •   10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time. 

  •  At least 1 cross country flight of 270 km (150 NM) that  includes a full stop landing at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome. 

Study & Exams 

  • 9 theory exams (taken at the flight school)

  • Practical radio test. 

  •  Skills test with a Flight Examiner. 

Experience a lesson from us with no long-term commitment 

£230 per hour

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