Any pilot that you meet will always tell you, their greatest achievement was to gain their Private Pilot Licence.
This will provide you with access to the freedom of the skies to see things from another perspective. As an Internationally recognised licence, some states such as the USA will allow you to gain their licence, with the completion of the relevant paperwork.
The PPL is a minimum of 45 hours. However personal aptitude and consistency will determine the length of time and hours required to be up to standard for test. Whilst the PPL is a structured course, training can be scheduled around work, education and any other commitments that you may have. A more dedicated schedule is ideal, but we understand that life can sometimes get in the way. With this in mind, we are open 7 days a week and we use an online booking system in order to cater for your flexible progression.
Based on flying once a week, you can expect training to take around 18-24 months from start to skills test. On a full time basis, it could be completed in little as 3 months. Please bear in mind however that this is subject to weather, personal progress and other factors.
When you have completed the PPL, we offer a wide range of further courses for you. In the meantime, why not hire one of our aircraft for a weekend and take your family across the Channel?
The aim of this course is to train you to the standard necessary for the issue of a PPL(A). This training is conducted in the 4 seat Piper PA-28.
The Private Pilot curriculum will be your first step into the exciting world of aviation. You will learn basic aerodynamics, and principles of flight. The flight training follows the UK CAA syllabus, encompassing 45 hours of flying time, to include pre-flight preparation, ground handling, airport and traffic pattern operations, cross country navigation, short and grass field operations, emergency procedures and post flight procedures.
Minimum 14 years old to start training
Be able to obtain a Class 2 Medical prior to first solo (from 16 years of age)
Be 17 by the time of licence issue
25 Hours flown Dual (with an instructor)
Minimum of 10 hours solo
A solo ‘Qualifying Cross Country’ flight of at least 150nm, landing at two other airports
Dual Skills Test revision
Licence Skills Test
9 ground exams to be completed before licence issue
Radio Telephony Practical exam to be completed before licence issue
9 Ground Exams (1 attempt)
1 Year Membership
Fuel surcharges (when levied)
All landing and circuits fees at other aerodromes
CAA and examiner fees
Circuits fees at Biggin Hill
All hours or landings over and above those included with this package
Theory material and flight equipment
Please call us on +44 (0) 1959 540 045 for current prices.