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Private Pilot Licence Training 

Take the first steps on your journey to getting your commercial pilots licence by training for your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with Aeros Flight Training courses. 

Private Pilot

Licence (PPL)

Take the first steps on your journey to getting your commercial pilots licence by training for your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with Aeros Flight Training courses. 

Private Pilot Licence Overview

Whether you’re looking to learn to fly for your own pleasure and enjoyment, or you’re looking to take the first step onto the journey of becoming a fully qualified commercial pilot the Private Pilot Licence is where you need to start your pilot training journey. 


Our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Training Course is designed to meet all the requirements for you to sit your theory exams and practical skill test to become fully rated to fly Single Engine Piston aircraft. You will then be able to add further ratings to your license such as Night, Multi-Engine, IR (R) etc as you build your experience to becoming a more competent private pilot.

As one of the leading Flight Training academies in the UK, Aeros' Private Pilot  Licence (PPL) training courses are designed to allow you to pass your tests with the minimum amount of fuss. 

We work with you at every stage of your learning journey. From helping you gain your Medical Clearance from a CAA approved Aero-medical examiner, to working with our team of specialist flight trainers who will take you into the air to get the minimum required 45 hours of flying time during which you will head up for at least 10 hours’ worth of solo flying to get you used to flying without an instructor in the aircraft.

During your flight training you will need to sit down and take 9 theory examinations covering all the major topics needed to properly understand the theory behind flying an aeroplane. These topics include:

  • Aviation Law

  • Human Performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Principles of Flight

  • Operational Procedures

  • Flight Performance & Planning

  • Aircraft General Knowledge

  •  Navigation

As part of your PPL Training, we will ensure that you score well above the 75% target to pass all of your theory tests, so that you can take to the skies on your own, with the knowledge required to fly safely.

What Does Training With Aeros Look Like?

Who can get a Private Pilot Licence (PPL)?

Anyone can get a Private Pilot Licence (PPL).


All you need to do is make sure that you’re healthy enough to fly by getting a Class 2 (Private Pilot) medical Certificate from a CAA authorised Medical Examiner.


If you want to find a CAA Authorised examiner then get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help you arrange a medical check, or you can find your local CAA Medical Examiner here. 

No extra qualifications are needed not even a university degree. All that's needed are some GCSE's and for the student to be a fluent English speaker.

What can you fly?

Once you’ve acquired your PPL Licence you’ll be qualified to fly Single Engine Piston ( SEP) Aircraft. 

SEP’s are some of the most common aircrafts flown by private individuals, and will give you the freedom to take to the skies!

If you’re looking to be qualified in other forms of aircraft, or to expound the type of conditions you’re allow to fly in you may want to look at acquiring your Night Rating, or your Multi Engine Piston ratings. 


If you’re looking to be able to fly in other countries, the PPL is accepted as a valid licence across the EU and the UK, and can easily be converted into licence in other countries such as the USA. 

PPL Costs

If you're interested in learning about how much our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Training Courses cost then get in touch with us! We'll be happy to talk you through the costings!


  • ​How do you become a commercial airline pilot?
    ​The minimum age to start pilot training is 14 but to get an (f)ATPL you need to be 21 or over. It can take anywhere from 16-18 months to qualify if you have no prior experience. Commercial airline pilot training is a significant financial investment with training costing anywhere between £70,000 and £100,000.
  • ​Where are Aeros based?
    Aeros were established in 1986 and have bases in Cardiff, Coventry, Doncaster, Gloucester and Wellesbourne. Our academies are open 7 days a week and we have a variety of courses available to suit your requirements.
  • ​What courses are available?
    Aeros offers a variety of courses to suit any aviation requirements you may have. Our Fastrack course is designed as an alternative to full time integrated courses, making it a more accessible way of becoming a commercial pilot. Private pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, ATPL theory, night rating, multi engine piston rating and instrument rating are some of the courses we have to offer.
  • ​What planes are in your fleet?
    We have a fleet of planes available from many different manufacturers including Diamond Aircraft, Alsim, Piper and Cessna. If you want to know more information about our fleet then take a look at our dedicated fleet page.
  • ​How much does it cost to become a pilot?
    Becoming a pilot is a significant financial investment but we have a fast track course which is designed to alleviate this problem. The course is between £63,340 to £89,000 and is a structured modular course. This means you are able to train around work and other commitments on a pay as you learn basis.

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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