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Whether you are looking for a simple flight experience, have aspirations to obtain your EASA PPL to fly your friends and family over the UK and into Europe or are a seasoned pilot who wants to add a type rating or just some refresher training our qualified Instructors are here to devote their time to you.
A PPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial operations on aeroplanes. If you don’t already hold a licence, you will need to complete 45 hours of flight instruction on aeroplanes. This includes 25 hours of dual flight instruction, 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including 5 hours of solo cross country flight time with at least 1 cross country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) that includes full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome. You will also need to complete a skills test after you have completed all the flying requirements & pass 9 ground school exams.
A natural progression after achieving your PPL license is to add a night rating, to ensure that you don't get caught out before or after sunrise/sunset, which is defined as 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. To achieve your night rating you need to complete a minimum of 5 hours of which 3 hours are with your instructor. You must also complete a minimum of 5 solo take offs and landings at night and also one hour of dual navigation exercises.
You will need an instrument rating attached to your licence if you want to fly under instrument flight rules. The instrument rating enables you to fly the aircraft solely with reference to the in-cockpit instrumentation. This means you will be able to fly in cloud and other circumstances of reduced visibility. Once you have completed you IR, you will be able to fly under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m) on instrument approach procedures. You will need to undertake 15 hours of flight instruction, pass a skill test to demonstrate that you can perform the relevant procedures and manoeuvres to an appropriate standard.
If you have not held a multi-engine piston (single pilot) rating before, you will need to complete at least 70 hours as pilot-in-command (PIC) on aeroplanes in addition to the below requirements. You will need to complete the following at an approved training organisation (ATO), at least 2.5 hours of dual flight instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations under normal conditions & at least 3.5 hours of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques. You will also need to take 7 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations at an ATO.
In order to extend privileges to another variant of aeroplane within one class or type rating, the pilot must undertake differences or familiarisation training. In the case of variants within a type rating, the differences or familiarisation training shall include the relevant elements defined in the operational suitability data established in accordance with Part-21. Differences training can include for example, those aircraft fitted with Variable Pitch (VP) Propellers, Retractable Undercarriages and Tail Draggers.
If you regularly fly with your partner have you ever considered what they would do in the event that you become incapacitated? The partner safety course has been developed to give non-pilots an understanding of the basics of flying and how to help in the event of an emergency situation. The course will cover the basics of flying from the right-hand seat, how to use radio equipment and give an emergency call, effects of the flight controls and emergency procedures.
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