Whether you want pusue a commercial airline career or simply fly for pleasure, obtaining a Private Pilots License (PPL) is the starting point. To commence training and log your hours, you need to be at least 14 years old. On avarage, most students will be ready for their first solo flight after about 10-15 hours of training. For your first solo flight you must be at least 16 years of age and hold a Class 2 Medical certificate. To be awarded a PPL, you must be at least 17 years old.
Our organisation is a fully approved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO).
Your training will consist of a minimum of 45 hours of flight training. The initial training will enable you to master the skill of climbing, decending and turning, before you go on to do 'circuits'. Circuits will give you ample oppurtunity to practice and perfect your take-offs and landings. With ample practice, you will be buzzing with confidence and ready for your first solo. You will then move on to your next phase of training which will include naviagtion and instrument training. You will soon be ready to complete a solo cross country trip landing at two other airports then returning to base.
After completing your 45 hours, of which at least 10 will be solo flying, you will be ready for your test!
Once all the above requirements have been satisfied, you will ready to complete a Licensing Skills Test (LST) with an approved CAA examiner who will assess your flying.
Parallel to your flight training, you will sit for 9 multiple choice exams and a radiotelephony licensing exam. The written exams are:
- Air Law
- Operational Procedures
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Flight Planning & Performance
- Human Performance
- Principles of Flight
- Radio Telephony
The cost of your training is determined by a number of things, including:
•Hourly aircraft hire rate including an instructor fee.
•Landing and Touch & Go fees.
As well as the above costs there are also a number of other fixed costs to take into account when making your calculations:
•Cost of the Medical examination - usually £150-200
•All personal equipment and study material - around £400-500
•Examiners fees and issue of licence fees / or CAA fees
The entire PPL (A) course will cost between £9,000 and £10,000, this of course would be with the minimum 45 hours of training. Should you need additional training or hours of practice before you sit the final test, naturally it will cost a little more. Discounts are available - please enquire. We aim to be competitively priced, yet be able to bring you dedicated unparalleled service.