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The PPL(A) (Private Pilots Licence) course is the building block of your flying journey. We offer an incredibly high standard of flight instruction with our dedicated team to help you along the way.
The completion of this course will issue you with a Private Pilot's Licence which will allow you to fly single engined light aircraft. This licence will also allow you to add ratings like the IR(R) and night rating to further enhance your flying experience.
This course requires a minimum of 45 hours of flight, 10 of which will be monitored solo flights. You will have to complete the 9 invidulated ground examinations as well as the radio oral examination. Finally, before you can be issued with your licence, a final skills test will be conducted by the CAA examiners we have on staff.
Whilst there is no upper age limit, the current minimum age for a licence to be issued is 17 years old - you can still undergo training before your 17th birthday.
The PPL(A) course also requires you to hold at least a class 2 medical certificate.
Our PPL(A) course budget is based on the following:
If you or a friend have always wanted to have a go at flying but are unsure if you want to commit to the PPL(A) course, a flight experience is a great way to see if it is the right choice for you!
The IR(R) IMC course teaches pilots how to fly solely on the instruments they have a their disposal.
With modules on flying in less favourable weather conditions, this course goes through radio navigation and instrument approaches. This is one of the additional ratings you can add to your Private Pilots Licence and can only be issued to those who already hold a PPL(A).
The IR(R) IMC Rating requires a minimum of 15 hours of flight, 10 of which you will be flying only using the instruments. You will have to complete a ground theory exam and a final skills test conducted by a registered CAA examiner before the rating can be applied to your licence.
Our IR(R) IMC Rating Budget is based off of the following:
Another important addition to your Private Pilots Licence or LAPL is the night rating course.
The night rating course requires at least 5 hours of flying instruction 1 hour of which will be a dual night navigation. You must also have completed 5 take-offs and 5 landings at night.
Our night rating package is based off of the following:
As well as the above, our Flight School offers a wide variety of rating renewals and revalidations: