Private Pilot License

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PPL is an international private flying licence that can carry all ratings to extend your flying (e.g. Instrument Rating, Twin Rating etc.), with the course including a minimum of 45 hours flying training. You’ll get proficient in some instrument flying and radio navigation in comparison to LAPL.


  • Fly solo or with friends
  • Rent an aircraft
  • Fly for holidays
  • Easily reach many destinations
  • Enjoy breahtaking views
  • Better manage multitasking
  • Expand your aviation career
  • Fly a range of aircraft

We try very hard to make sure our students complete their pilots licence courses in the minimum number of hours. We have very good instructors and the courses are both carefully structured to make this possible.
We must however caution that if you are not able to maintain continuity, inevitably the revision element of each lesson will take slightly longer and this may well mean that you need some additional hours to reach the required standard before being ready to take your skills test.
Certainly we aim to produce the very best pilots so that we can be proud they are graduates of our school.

Adrian Willis

Chief Pilot














£ 8,550

Price based on C140 or C152 aircraft

Time and hours

45 h

required to complete

120 h

self study

If you prefer to use the Grob the difference in the hourly rate is added (£20 or £50 for the Heron).

Additional to course costs are:

Landing fees (£15 per sortie)
Theory Exams (£40 x 9)
Radio Test (£150)
Skills Test (£150 approx depending on examiner)
Medical Certificate (£150 depending on doctor)
CAA licence fees approx £120
EASA supplement (£10/hour) when training for EASA license

Sign up for trial flight

Sign up for one of our PPL training flights and take control of the aircraft
yourself to see how you feel at the controls.

Aircraft we use

The Cessna 140, Cessna 152, the Grob 115D2 and the Grob 115B (160hp) are all suitable for LAPL tuition.

The Cessna 140 is the perfect training aircraft for somebody wanting to master tailwheel flying (typically aerobatic pilots). It is fantastic for teaching the basics of flying that will stay with you forever.

The Grob on the other hand are much more modern nose wheel aircraft, pretty much the same as that used by the RAF (quite different from the underpowered 115A)

The 115D2 is ex Royal Navy (the Heron) is fully aerobatic and has a stick rather than a yoke. They are very comfortable aircraft and fast and is ideal for those not needing tailwheel skills. They are certainly easier to fly and quite high powered with 160hp engines, this gives a good rate of climb that save you time in training. There is merit in trying both to understand the differences.

Ready to start your course?

Talk to us today and sign up for a PPL course to kick-start your career
with the best options available in UK.

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