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Flight training is the essential step to becoming a pilot either for private leisure purposes or commercially.

Flight Training

Flight training is a journey that opens up a world of possibilities for those who dream of taking to the skies. Whether you aspire to become a commercial pilot, private pilot, or pursue a career in aviation, flight training is the essential first step towards achieving your goals. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the key aspects of flight training, from the initial steps to advanced certifications.


Choosing the Right Flight School

Selecting the right flight school is crucial to your success as a pilot. Consider factors such as accreditation, reputation, facilities, and the types of aircraft available. Research and visit multiple schools to find the one that aligns with your goals and preferences.


Medical Certification

Before you begin flight training, you'll need to obtain a medical certificate. This ensures that you are physically fit to operate an aircraft. Schedule an appointment with an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to undergo a medical examination.

Flight Training

Theory and Knowledge

Ground school is where aspiring pilots learn the theoretical aspects of aviation, including aerodynamics, navigation, weather patterns, regulations, and more.


Flight Simulator Training

Many flight schools incorporate simulator training, providing a realistic and safe environment for practising various flight scenarios. Simulators help students develop essential skills, such as navigation, communication, and emergency procedures.

Ground School

Dual and Solo Flights

Flight training typically involves dual flights with an instructor and solo flights where the student takes control. During dual flights, instructors teach manoeuvres, navigation, and emergency procedures. Solo flights allow students to apply what they've learned independently.


Flight Hours and Experience

Accumulating flight hours is a crucial aspect of training. The CAA requires a minimum number of flight hours for different pilot certifications. The more experience you gain, the more confident and skilled you become as a pilot.

Flight Experience


Private Pilot License (PPL)

The PPL is the first milestone for aspiring pilots. It allows you to fly aircraft for personal use and is a prerequisite for advanced certifications. This is the first licence you will be trained upon and get you first taste of flying in the air.


Instrument Rating

An instrument rating enables pilots to fly in a wider range of weather conditions and enhances their skills in navigating solely by reference to instruments. A full instrument rating course is 55 hours long, it can be reduced to 45 hours if you already hold a Commercial Pilot Licence. 


Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

The CPL is necessary for those looking to pursue a career as a pilot. It allows you to receive compensation for your flying services. The Commercial Pilot Licence is one of the final stages when becoming a pilot commercially. CPL training will allow you to develop and progress into a professional and capable pilot.


Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

The ATPL is the highest level of certification and is required for pilots aspiring to captain commercial airliners. The minimum age to get an ATPL is 21 years old and you will need to hold your medical certificate.

Flight training is an exciting and challenging endeavour that transforms aviation enthusiasts into skilled and certified pilots. Beyond the technical skills, it instils discipline, decision-making abilities, and a deep understanding of aeronautics. Whether you aim to fly for personal enjoyment or aspire to a professional career in aviation, the journey of flight training is a rewarding experience that opens the door to endless possibilities in the vast sky.

Get In Touch

The members of our sales team are on hand to guide you through the process of enrolling on the commercial pilot licence course. The booking process is easy and any questions you have will be answered by our team.

Whatever your requirements are, a member of our staff will be able to create you a plan completely tailored to you. We will carry out an initial consultation where your current skill set will be assessed ready for your course. 

Academy open days

Our doors are always open for a chat and a cuppa, but our open days are special. You'll get the chance to speak with students, instructors, and our first officer graduates who fly for the airlines, all while touring one of our academies and seeing the training aircraft up close. Keep an eye on our news section and social media for information on our upcoming open days.

Talk to our Career Advisors

Our Career and Training Advisory Team are always on hand to talk you through your training options and offer clear and concise advice on your flight training journey. You can get in touch with them directly by contacting any of our academies here.

Our students success

Our graduates fly for a huge variety of airlines and we feel privileged to have helped so many students achieve the role of First Officer and start their airline career. Our graduates fly for British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Turkish, Norwegian and Emirates to name just a few.

Aeros Graduates Success

Contact Us

Our friendly team are available to discuss how you can start your commercial pilot career with our modular course and guidance

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