The Private Pilot's Licence is the very first thing you should consider if you are interested in becoming a pilot.
This licence will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) of non-commercial flights with more than three passengers and is valid in the UK and Europe.
You can add additional ratings to this licence to further enhance your flying capabilities.
The PPL course requires a minimum of 45 hours flight time, this includes 10 hours where you fly solo. You will also have to complete 9 multiple choice ground examinations and a final skills test conducted by a CAA registered examiner.
Before you commit to anything you should be aware of the basic requirements for the Private Pilot's Licence, the first being age restrictions. Whilst there is no upper age limit, currently the minimum age for a licence to be issued is 17 years old. You can still start the PPL course before your 17th birthday.
You will also have to complete a medical examination done by a CAA Authorised Medical Examiner (AME) before your licence can be issued.
We know that sounds like a lot but don't worry! We offer a pay-as-you-go service.
This package is based off of:
· 45 hours of dual flight instruction (Price based on Cherokee 140)
· 10 hours ground instruction
· All required PPL textbooks
· All 9 CAA Ground Exams
· Final PPL Skills test
· RT practical examination
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 such as clouds, it also 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 theroy 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 Package includes the following:
Another important addition to your Private Pilots Licence or LAPL is the night rating course. This rating will, unsurprisingly, teach you how to fly at night!
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: