The first step
The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) course combines practical flight training and the theoretical knowledge required to fly light aeroplanes. This is the first step for a career in professional aviation.
Reputation above all else
Our training reputation means a lot to us, that's why we pride ourselves on the quality of training we deliver and the success of our student graduates in airline employment.
How it works
The course requires a minimum of 45 hours flying time, including 10 hours solo, ending with a skills test. There are also 9 written exams to be completed.
You must pass a medical examination by a CAA-approved doctor, and pass a practical radio operator exam. Most medicals are very straightforward.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
Starting at £10,690
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.
Your PPL - where it all began.
We're proud of our training, our graduates and our ethos. Following your dream doesn't need to cost the earth, that's why we've priced our Private Pilot Licence course starting at £7,130. We take the hassle out of your training and can get you to airline employment-ready as quickly and as safely as we can. After all, reputation is everything.