If you are thinking of taking up flying and would like to achieve your Private Pilot Licence (PPL), you will find it really isn’t such a daunting task as you may initially imagine. We hope that the following is helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us is you have any questions.
Please also remember that not only youngsters can learn to fly. You can achieve your PPL at any age providing that you are fit enough to get a medical and have the positive attitude required to want to learn new skills and take pride in your achievements.
To help you make your decision on whether to go ahead with your licence, we would encourage you to book an introductory training flight first. You will actually fly the CESSNA 152 and get an idea of what’s in store for you if you decide to go for your PPL. You’ll find more about this in the section about “Gifts & Introductory Training Flights”. You have a choice of training for one of two different courses.
Which one that you choose will depend on your requirements and it is not really necessary for you to make up your mind immediately as the training for each is the same for the first part of the course. The medical requirements and the minimum number of hours you have to fly on each course are different but other than that, we will be flying the same aircraft and benefiting from the same excellent training.
We must stress that the flying hours quoted are minimum times – the number of hours that you fly in training will depend on your ability, your confidence, the frequency of your training sessions and how well you prepare for each session. (Whether or not you read the bit in the book that the instructor told you to last time!)