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We are a Declared Training Organisation regulated and monitored by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

We will do our very best to train you through the syllabus for your Private Pilot's License within or near to the 45 hours required, including all the written and practical exams.

We will not impose additional flights, nor add unnecessary time to your costs to justify our income.

Our costs are based on a professional service delivered through a team of experienced and fully qualified instructors. However, it does not consider your ability to learn, nor the time you are able to give towards focusing on the course lessons.

The more frequently you can fly, the better placed you will be to complete the course in the minimum time. We will plan the training around you; your available time and suggest ways you can focus on your ground school lessons, self-study and your flight training.

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There are 2 types of recreational licence that we train for. PPL and LAPL Both require training to a similar syllabus and require medical examinations.

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The cost of obtaining a private pilots license will depend on the amount of time, and flying hours, you take to complete all of the requirements and examinations. The costs per flying hour, of the examinations and an estimate of the total cost can be found in the documents below.

Please download and read the following documents.

The UK FCL Private Pilots License

The PPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial operations on aeroplanes. It can be used to fly around the world. Additional ratings such as Restricted IRR(A) and Night qualification can also be added, after completion of additional training. It can be used as a starting point for a commercial flying career.

You will need to hold a current and valid Class 1 medical or Class 2 medical.

  • Minimum of 45 hours flight training
  • Nine theory exams, multi-choice questions
  • General Flight test examination
  • Minimum age that you can start recording flight training is 14
  • You can fly solo at 16 during training
  • PPL Licence will only be issued at age 17

  • Phase1: General aircraft handling in the local area.
  • Phase2: Aerodrome proceedures including take-offs, landings and circuit flying.
  • Phase3: Solo consolidation, local area revision and advanced handling.
  • Phase4: Navigation including land always at other airfields.
  • Phase5: Revision for the GFT General Flight Test.

Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL)

The privileges of the holder of a LAPL for aeroplanes are to act without remuneration as Pilot in command (PIC) on single engine piston aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board of the aircraft. This cannot be used to fly outside of UK airspace. It is a stand alone licence that is restricted to light aircraft only

  • Visual flight rules only and you cannot add any additional ratings.
  • Does not allow additions of a Restricted IR

Instrument Rating (Restricted)

The instrument rating is an additional qualification if you want to fly using instrument flight rules. Once completed it will allow you to fly the aircraft solely with reference to the cockpits instruments. You can fly in cloud and reduced visibility.

You will need to hold a current and valid Class 1 medical or Class 2 medical. Also English Language proficiency test.

  • Minimum of 15 hours instrument flight training
  • One theory exam, multi-choice questions
  • Skills flight test under instrument conditions

Night Rating

The night rating is a 5 hour course. There are no written exams or flight tests. Once completed you will be able to fly only visual flight rules (VFR) at night.

You will need to hold a current and valid Class 1 medical or Class 2 medical with a valid audiogram.

  • 3 hours night flying training with an instructor.
  • 1 hour dual night navigation.
  • 5 solo take off and full stop landings at night.


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