The Private Pilot Licence

The Private Pilot Licence is a minimum 45 hour course. Of which 10 hours minimum will be solo. It has to include 9 theory exams and a qualifying cross country of 156 nautical miles, then followed by a skills test (conducted in house). These lessons can be scheduled to suit your life style including weekends. Each student is allocated a dedicated instructor to give continuity. We use PA28s and we also have an Avidyne glass cockpit equipped aircraft which is a great introduction to the glass cockpit familiarity. It is necessary to be able to obtain a CAA Class II medical.

Theory exams required for the private pilot licence:

Navigation Air Law
H P &L
Aircraft General Knowledge
Operational Procedures
Flight Planning
Principles of Flight

Equipment you will need:

CRP5 Circular Slide Rule
Topographical chart for Southern England 1:500 000
Check List
Flight bag

All these items can be purchased individually or as a package from the Flyers Flying school.

Our ground school instructor Adam Winter runs a weekly programme to cover all theory subjects (Weekend slots are also available for those busy people).

Click here to visit our ground school website

The 9 exams can be taken be taken at our location.

We also offer the LAPL a minimum 32 hour course.