The Private Pilots Course is designed to train you to fly a light aircraft to a level of competency which will allow you, once qualified, to fly with passengers. We suggest you have a Trial Lesson which will count toward getting your licence. You can find more about our Trial lessons and Gift Vouchers HERE
The course consists of a minimum of 45 hours, of which at least 10 hours are solo flight. You can log flying hours from the age of 14, going solo at 16 and applying for your licence at 17 years of age.
So how long will it take to get a PPL? Well, between 50-60 hours seems to be average but our instructors will take things at your pace striking a balance between progress and enjoyment.
There are two types of Private Pilots Licences available from Pheonix Flight Training. If you want a career in aviation you should go for the EASA PPL, which will enable you to progress with further training whether CPL (Commercial Pilots Licence) or an instrument or night rating for example. If you simply wish to fly for fun you may want to train for the LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilots Licence). Our instructors will be more than happy to go over this with you to help you decide which suits you best.
Most people pay for each flight on a pay as you go basis however we do have courses that can be paid for in 10 hour blocks with a discount.
Cumbernauld Airport is ideally situated for PPL training with delays for commercial traffic somthing you won't need to worry about, saving you a lot of time and more importantly money!
The initial part of the training covers basic required manoevres such as flying straight and level, turning and then moving on to perfecting the art of landing the aircraft safely. Once you have learned these vital skills you will be invited to carry out your first solo flight, a circuit of Cumbernauld Airport. Most qualified pilots will remember this very special achievement!
There will then follow a period when you consolidate your skills and learn a number of other important skills such as navigation, emergency procedures and a number of theoretical exams. Here at Pheonix we are fortunate enough to have a resident CAA examiner who once you are ready will oversee your completion of the Skills Test and if succesful will sign you off as a qualified Private Pilot.
Contact us today to discuss your flying needs
Tel: 07900 086132