The aim of the National PPL is to devolve the regulation of some recreational flying to ‘Air Sports’ organisations. The National Private Pilots Licence became available for issue from 1st August 2002 with applications processed by NPLG (National Pilots Licensing Group Ltd) administered via the PFA Office in Shoreham. 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.
This is a video of a young 17 year old who was awarded an NPPL scholarship.
The National PPL for aeroplanes, will count as 32 hours towards the European EASA 45 hours PPL. 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.
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. Download the full Syllabus or Download our information pack.
→ 32 hours minimum dual instruction
→ 9 theory exams
→ General skill test
→ Navigation test
→ Radio Telephony operators licence – written and practical exams
We will tailor a course to suit your needs – we can provide residential courses if that is what you require and will take care of all your needs prior to arrival. Contact us via email to find out more.