Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

The European PPL requires a minimum of 45 hours tuition. It allows pilots to fly in any European country and is the base onto which any necessary rating can be added. This may be a night rating, an Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) rating to fly on instruments in the UK, or indeed a twin engine aircraft rating.

A minimum of EASA Class 2 medical is required, conducted by an Aviation Medical Examiner.

As well as allowing more varied flying, the EASA PPL is the route to a professional flying career. Whether this means airline flying, other commercial work or instructing, the EASA PPL is the essential route.

European (EASA) PPL in detail;

Allows flight outside UK airspace

Ratings can be added to fly larger aircraft, on instruments, at night and in imperfect weather

Essential for professional/commercial careers

EASA Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate required Minimum of 45 hours training to include –

25 hours dual training (includes 2 hours of stall awareness and spin avoidance training)

10 hours solo (includes 5 hours cross-country flying and 1 cross-country flight of 150nm)

Exams; Air Law, Principles of Flight, Meteorology, Navigation, Communication, Human Performance, Aircraft General, Flight Performance, Radiotelephony Practical.

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