PPl & NPPL Requirements
Age: There is no minimum or maximum age limit to learning to fly, but you must be 16 to fly solo and 17 to get your own licence.
Fitness: A medical examination must be passed before flying solo. However, this is no stricter than the average health insurance examination. Glasses or contact lenses may be worn, and even loss of one eye or colour blindness can be accepted.
Additonal Requirements: A certain amount of home study is required, as there are seven ground exams to be passed. These are not highly technical, but if required, Ground School classes can be given by any of our instructors.
The licence privileges: The PPL licence allows you to fly any European registered aircraft in any country, provided it weighs less than 5700kg. Initially, this means a single-engine aircraft, but multi-engine aircraft can be flown after approximately six hours further training.
Equipment: Some books, a chart and some basic navigational equipment are all that is necessary during the course. Headsets are supplied, free of charge, during training and can be hired after qualifying. If required, you can purchase one of a wide selection of headsets, at competitive prices, in addition to other flight equipment from our own shop.
If there are any questions we have answered here, give us a ring or email us at: [email protected]. Alternatively, you are always welcome to pop in for a chat and we will do what we can to assist you.