If you’re serious about learning to fly then this is the place to start. Gaining your PPL means that you’ll be able to fly a light aircraft unaccompanied (or with family & friends), which is an exhilarating experience. Once you decide to embark upon your PPL qualification we will then assign your own instructor, thus ensuring continuity and consistency during your training. There will of course be occasions when lessons will be undertaken by an alternative instructor, especially when it comes to the testing stage, but your assigned instructor will be your main source of support during your training.

Flight Training

A minimum of 45 hours flying experience is required, of which at least 10 hours need be solo flying. All these hours will be flown under the direction of a qualified flying instructor and in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority JAR-FCL approved syllabus.
You’ll be flying in a Cessna 150 aircraft which is an ideal aircraft to learn solid basic skills which will serve you well whatever type of aircraft you fly in the future. Each lesson comprises of a pre-flight briefing with your instructor and are typically followed by up to an hour of flying, although flight times will vary and longer flights are introduced during the navigation training stage.

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Duration

Minimum – 45 flying hours

Full Time – 3 to 4 months

Please contact us to discuss your availability for part time PPL Courses

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Ground Examinations

The ATPL exams conducted by CAASL consists of 6 subjects (details below), excluding Air Law which is conducted by MCAA.

Ref Theory Subject Duration No. of Questions
(1) Aircraft General Knowledge, Principle of Flight 1hr 20
(2) Flight Performance & Planning 1hr 20
(3) Human Performance & Limitations 1hr 20
(4) Meteorology 1hr 20
(5) Navigation and Communications 1hr 20
(6) * Air law 45 min 20

* Conducted by MCAA

Each paper is made up of comparatively simple multi-choice questions. In addition there is an oral test on the aircraft you used for training and a Radio Telephony practical exam.

You can study for these exams at home using course books and software (provided by AAA).

The final part of earning the licence is a skills test of around 2 hours flight time which tests your ability in both navigation and general aircraft handling.

Other Requirements

You must be at least 14 years of age for any flying experience to count towards a licence, and at least 16 years of age before you will be allowed to fly solo. There is no maximum age.