Is this Licence For You?
The Private Pilot's Licence is the foundation for Light Aircraft Piloting. This licence can be used for many different intentions;
A Private Pilot's Licence is required to pursue a commercial career in aviation. It is therefore considered the first step in your training to be a commercial pilot.
The Private Pilot's Licence is the fundamental licence in the general aviation sector. Perfect for those wishing to fly privately as a hobby.
What can you do with a Private Pilot's Licence?
A PPL holder can fly a UK registered light aircraft (5,700kg) in Visual Flight Rues (VFR) by day. In addition, they have the following privileges.
Carry passengers without payment
Additional ratings to fly at night and instrument conditions can be added.
Training for additional ratings can be found here:
What are the training requirements?
A minimum of 45 hours flight time in total;
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.
9 theory exams (taken at Horizon ground school)
Practical radio test.
Skills test with a Flight Examiner.
Students must hold a minimum of a class 2 medical.
Students must be a minimum age of 16 to fly solo, and 17 for licence issue.