Minimum training is 32 flying hours** (plus two flight tests*) Including a minimum of 22 hours dual instruction, a minimum of 10 hours solo. The solo flying includes a qualifying cross country flight of no less than 100 nautical miles with landings at two other airports different from that of departure.
*On completion of the general handling a General flying skills test with a flight examiner.
*On completion of the navigation training before the qualifying cross country a navigational skill test with a flight examiner.

You will also take nine multiple choice exams:

  • Operational Procedures
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance & Planning
  • Human Performance
  • Communications
  • Principles Of Flight
  • Aviation Law
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology

A minimum of a NPPL medical declaration available from your general practitioner (GP).


This licence can be used on any single piston engine EASA or UK registered aircraft in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle Of Man, Northern Island and France. Additional ratings can be added to this licence including, motor gliders and microlights. The flying training starts with basic general handling and is broken down into exercise numbers from 1 to 19, once you have mastered all the basics you will then learn to land in the circuit flying stage, working towards one of the most memorable times in your flying career, your "First Solo" flight!

After some advanced handling and emergency training you will then do a general flying skills test with a flight examiner our chief flying instructor before moving on to the navigation training working towards your qualifying solo cross country flight before this you will also be test on your navigation with another skill test with a flight examiner. Once all the requirements have been met you can then apply for your National Private Pilots Licence. See our price page for the costs.

If you require any information or have any questions regarding our services contact us. We recommend everyone has a trial flying lesson before making a decision, this also counts towards the minimum training requirements and can go in your pilot's log book.

**These are the minimum training requirements and training course length may vary.