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The Private Pilot Licence permits you to act as the pilot in command of an aircraft for private use. A comprehensive qualification, the PPL syllabus includes both practical flight training and ground based study – Everything you will need to know to pass the final flight test and obtain your licence. The JAR (Joint Aviation Requirements) Licence is valid throughout the UK and Europe and is usually acceptable worldwide subject to individual national requirements.


PRE-COURSE REQUIREMENTS

You must be a minimum of 17 years old to obtain your licence (you may start training from the age of 14 and solo at 16) and you must hold a CAA Class 2 medical certificate prior to flying solo. You can obtain this certificate by attending a brief medical examination with an Aero Medical Examiner (AME); we will tell you how to arrange this when you start your course.


TRAINING

If you haven't flown before, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requires you to spend a minimum of 45 hours in the air before you can take your final Skills Test, which is the aircraft equivalent of a driving test. 25 hours must be dual (with an instructor) and 10 hours solo with you acting as pilot-in-command. 5 of your solo flight hours must be cross-country flights, i.e. away from your base airfield. You will also be required to take multiple choice exams in the 7 subjects listed below. These examinations can be sat at WFC and marked ‘while you wait’.  The cost per paper is listed on our costs page.






WFC Aircraft G-BOIY PRIVATE PILOTS LICENCE (JAR-FCL PPL)

1. Air Law (to be passed before your first solo flight)

2. Meteorology

3. Navigation

4. Flight Performance & Planning

5. Aircraft General Principles of Flight

6. Human Performance & Limitations

7. Radio Telephony


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MET CONDITIONS PPL - PRIVATE PILOTS 
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