The Private Pilots Licence (PPL)

A PPL holder can fly a UK registered light aircraft (<5700kg) in Visual Flight Rules (VFR) by day. In addition, they have the following privileges:
•    Carry passengers without payment.
•    Additional ratings to fly at night and in Instrument conditions can be added. 

Training Requirements

•    Minimum of 45 hours training.
•    25 hours of dual flight instruction.
•    10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time.
•    At least 1 cross country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) that includes full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome.
•    Must hold a class 2 medical.
•    9 Theory Exams (Can be taken at the flight school)
•    Practical radio test.
•    Minimum age of 16 to fly solo, and 17 for licence issue.
•    Skills test with a Flight Examiner.