Learn To Fly

Private Pilots Licence Aeroplane (PPL-A) Training

This page aims to give you an insight to the requirements and costing of gaining a JAR PPL.

There is a misconception that flying is for the wealthy; well this simply is not true! The cost of learning to fly can be spread over a period of time, determined by you. Whether you want to gain you licence in 6 months or 2 years the overall cost will generally be the same.

A good starting point is a Trial Lesson, this gives you the opportunity to fly the airplane yourself and see how much you enjoy it. Normally your instructor will give you a short brief before the flight, they will carry out the necessary checks, take-off and once the airplane is established in level flight let you have control. Your instructor will then take control of the aircraft for landing. You will have just completed your first lesson towards gaining your pilots licence! If you decide to continue your training, a course of 45 hours must be completed before your skills test (driving test for airplanes) can be taken. The course requirements and approximate costs are laid out below.

At first glance this may seem a lot but remember you can space this out over any period of time, however it is recommended that you do not leave too a gap long between lessons. We suggest a lesson at least every three weeks to avoid recapping the previous lesson.

PPL starter packs are available from the shop and will save you some money as your training begins.

Cost for a PPL in a Cessna C152 (2 Seat) Aircraft

Student Membership

(per year) £120.00

45 Hours C152 Instruction

(45hrs) £6,750.00

Written Ground Exams

(9x £25) £225.00

Oral Radiotelephony Exams

£25.00

Class Two Medical

(Approx) £180.00

PPL Skills Test

£200.00

CAA Licence Issue Fee

£185.00

Estimated Total Cost

£7,685.00

The above figures are valid in June 2016 and are subject to change