Private Pilots Licence (PPL)
The Private Pilot Licence is a combination of practical flight training and theoretical knowledge. Under the guidance and supervision of our experienced instructors we will take you through the minimum 45 flying hours set by the Civil Aviation Authority and nine theoretical exams before presenting you for a flight test to a UK CAA examiner. You will be given control to fly on your own (with no instructor in the plane) for a minimum of ten flight hours during your training. Achieving your Private Pilot’s licence will not require extra special skills, however the desire and determination to succeed in a new and exciting field is important as it will be challenging at times.
Anyone can undertake the PPL. Our current PPL students come from all backgrounds. You could be a doctor, builder, teacher, bus driver, bank director, security guard, chef, IT specialist or a student, it doesn’t matter what you do. You can start flight training at any age but your training hours will only count towards the licence from the age of 14. You are permitted to take a flight test at the age of 16, however you can only hold the licence and carry passengers at the age of 17. There is no age limit to obtain the licence, for as long as you can pass your medical you can fly. The training is on a one-to-one basis and is tailored to you and your free time or financial abilities. You could do it in just few months or you could stretch it for years. Just remember that the bigger the gap between the lessons the longer it will take you to complete the training and the more hours you will complete it in given you can get rusty between lessons.
Course prerequisites: None
Basic Course Requirements:
The following is a list of the items needed in order to complete the Private Pilot Licence:
– 45 hours flight time (10 hours solo, 5 of which need to be cross-country) – 9 Ground Exams – Class 2 Medical – One Practical Flight Test – Radiotelephony Practical Test
Please note well, that our cost breakdown includes absolutely ALL costs involved in the training. There are no hidden fees such as landing fees or fuel surcharges etc like other schools that sometimes tend to add up quite quickly and can add a third of the costs on top of the so-called quoted price.
Become a Pilot
You can start flight training at any age but your flying hours will only count from the age of 14
Our instructors have thousands of hours of teaching experience.
guidance and supervision
Under our guidance and supervision we will take you through the minimum 45 flying hours set by the Civil Aviation Authority and seven theoretical exams before presenting you for a flight test with one of our Flight Examiners.