Private Pilot's License with Sussex Flying Club from £5895

Private Pilot's License with Sussex Flying Club

How to Obtain a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL)
Training for a Private Pilot's Licence is by no means as difficult as it would first appear. The PPL course is broken down into sections and consists of a minimum of 45 hours of flight time with a skill test and 9 ground exams. In order that you do not get out of practice, we recommend flying, on average, once a fortnight. Frequent flying lessons help to ensure you don't over-run the course minimum by too much, so we structure the course around your requirements and times.

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Flight Training Structure
The 45 hours flight training is a minimum requirement set down by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This breaks down as follows:
Your first 10-15 hours will be learning basic aircraft handling, flying straight and level, climbing, turning, descending, taking off and most important of course, landing. This will lead you to your first solo flight; you will never forget this one! The next 15-20 hours is Navigation, how to go from Shoreham to other airports and land at them. This is a really enjoyable part of the course as you get to fly all over Southern England. After this you will do a further 5 -10 hours of solo flying, including solo navigation, ending up with your Qualifying Cross Country Flight. All you have to do now is a couple of hours of revision for your final flight test.

The Final Test
There is a Skill Test at the end of your flight training, by which time you should be feeling confident and relaxed at the controls of an aircraft, having built up a lot of confidence on your solo flights. The test is broken into two main parts; the first part deals with your navigating abilities, and the second part deals with general flying. It is worth noting that we have a resident examiner here at Sussex Flying Club.

Other Factors
You can commence your training aged fourteen. Whilst you can fly solo as young as sixteen, the minimum age for holding the PPL is seventeen and any pilot wishing to obtain a licence must pass what is known as a Class Two Medical. This is a basic medical check to ensure you are fit to fly. It is not very involved, but can only be carried out by CAA approved doctors; we have a local one. You can start the flight training before obtaining your medical, but you cannot be sent on solo flights without it. Wearing glasses is not generally a problem. The type of aircraft you learn to fly in is another choice for you to make. It is cheaper to learn in the Cessna (2 seater) and convert to the Piper Warrior (4 seater) after obtaining a PPL. The conversion only takes about two hours and is worth doing if you intend flying with extra passengers. The Piper Warrior is more spacious and more suitable for taller students.

Ground Studies (Theoretical Knowledge)
The ground exams are not difficult and we can provide you with some very good training aids here at Sussex Flying Club. There are 9 ground exams, which have a 75% pass mark and consist of just multiple choice questions. All the exams when you are ready to take them are done here at Sussex Flying Club. You will get a lot of tuition on these subjects whilst you are here.

Ground Exams
Click here for a breakdown of the nine ground exams

Course Cost
Course costs based upon the minimum 45 hours training.

45 hours: £7,668.00 (excluding Landing Fee's)

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