NPPL (National Private Pilot's Licence)
The NPPL licence is only valid within the United Kingdom, however
permission may be sought from the officials of the destination country to
fly abroad. This licence can be obtained by anyone who is fit enough to
drive a car, and in fact the medical requirements follow those issued by
the DVLA for
car and HGV drivers. Quite frequently PPL holders transfer their medical
to that required for NPPL when the CAA medical requirements become too
much for them. Therefore this licence is a highly desirable qualification
for pilots wishing to tour with family and friends without venturing
Course requirements include:
A minimum of 35 hour flight training (25 of which are with an instructor
and the remaining hours as supervised solo including navigation)
A medical declaration signed by your own G.P.
PPL (Private Pilot's Licence) -
This licence is the first step towards freedom of the sky, whether you are
just planning on recreational flying with friends and family, or have your
sights set on the Captain's seat of a large jet.
The course consists of 45 hours flight training minimum of which 25 hours
dual and 15 hours solo. In addition, written examinations must be
undertaken in the following:
Radio Telephony (written)
Human Performance and limitations
Frequently Asked Questions about the PPL
The following FAQs (in no particular order) should answer most of your
questions about learning to fly with Firecrest Aviation. If you have
further questions or require any additional information, please feel free to
us or call in at our office for an informal chat.
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Will I get my license in 45 hours?
How often should I fly?
Will I always have the same instructor?
What are the advantages of learning in the UK rather than the USA?
How much will it cost to learn to fly?
I'm not very good at maths, is that a problem?
How often should I study?
Can I get past exam papers for revision?
What happens if I fail an exam?
Can I fly in all weathers?
Where can I fly?
Can I take passengers?
How expensive is it to hire an aeroplane?
How fit must I be to learn to fly?
When can I fly?
What sort of aircraft can I fly?
How difficult is it to fly?
What can I do after I gain my licence?
What about safety?
How do I keep current?