The aim of the National PPL is to devolve the regulation of some recreational flying to ‘Air Sports’ organisations. The NPPL regulates training and licensing for UK flying in aeroplanes and self launching motor gliders. The NPPL training course requires a minimum of 32 hours training. There are ground subjects to study and the general flying test to pass and a navigation test separately for the NPPL.

The National PPL for aeroplanes will count as 32 hours towards the fuller Private Pilots Licence.

The NPPL training course requires a minimum of 32 hours training. There are ground subjects to study and the general flying test to pass and a navigation test separately for the NPPL. A simplified medical test is required which can be provided by your GP doctor.

Course overview

 

Please be aware that the UK PPL licence is issued for – Single Engine Piston (SEP) (A)– Aeroplanes with a maximum of 4 seats and a maximum take off weight not exceeding 2000kg.

  1. 32 hours minimum dual instruction
  2. 7 theory exams
  3. General skill test
  4. Navigation test
  5. Radio Telephony operators licence – written and practical exams
  6. Cost: £3,000 (based on minimum hours required plus pilot equipment)

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