EASA PPL(A) - Private Pilot's Licence Aeroplanes
The Private Pilot Licence is internationally recognised and aimed at those who, in addition to flying recreationally, might want to continue on to professional flight training. The minimum flight time required in order to gain your licence is 45 hours and, once issued, you will be qualified to fly single engine aircraft.
Further training can be undertaken to add the Aerobatic, Night, Multi-Engine and various Instrument ratings to your licence.
The licence is valid for life but your Single Engine Piston rating, which your licence will be endorsed with, is valid for two years. In order to maintain currency you will have to fly a minimum of 12 hours in the 12 months preceding the expiry date of your rating. You will also have to hold a valid Class II Medical certificate.
The PPL course consists of three phases: Basic Flight Training, Circuit Training and Advanced Flight Training. Within each phase you will be expected to self-study towards or attend Ground School for the nine theoretical knowledge examinations that will be staggered throughout your course. Additionally, you will have to pass a practical radio exam towards the end of your training.
Our aim is always to be transparent about the cost of pilot training, and we endeavour to explain the full cost upfront. Our training packages include bulk discounts and are designed to free the buyer from the financial burden of hidden costs.
Each package includes full flying lessons with the minimum number of flight hours required for the qualification, but please note that student pilots may need additional practice or training to reach the required standard of the flight test.
For customers that would rather spread the cost of training, we also offer a pay-as-you-go scheme. Please contact our team for more information and rates.