As a rough guide most people's introduction to flying comes from taking a trial flight then progressing to hourly instruction. A typical flying lesson is around one hour in duration.
Instruction will be given with reference to a syllabus of flight exercises cumulating in the students first solo flight. The average flight time before a students first solo is around 10 to 15 hours, learning how to land can make up the biggest portion of the pre solo training.
I am very particular that all students acquire a solid foundation of good handling skills at this important stage of their flight training. After reasonable amount solo consolidation, learning how to navigate will be the next phase of their flight training, then again cumulating in various solo navigational exercises.
The last phase of the course is taken up revising all the various flying skills required to pass the skills test which is undertaken with a flight examiner. It is considered that it is generally downhill with regard to the flight training after the first solo.
There are various written examinations to be taken during the course, these examinations are normally taken at the relevant stages of the flight training. Fully integrated ground school is provided to ensure a sound knowledge of all of the ground subjects. Check-out, the various training packages available for sale from this website here
Below is a guide to the two Private Pilots Licences available in the UK the NPPL and the EASA-PPL.
THE NATIONAL PRIVATE PILOT'S LICENCE (NPPL)
The NPPL with a Simple Single Engine Aeroplane (SSEA) Class Rating requires a minimum of 32 hours flying training.
NPPL allows the licence holder to fly simple single engine aeroplane of less than 2000kg in visual conditions, whilst carrying passengers within UK airspace.
A certificate of fitness from a GP equivalent to the DVLA group 2 professional driving medical is only required for this licence, making it a popular choice.
The training for this licence and class rating is completed in our Piper PA 28 Warrior. It is not possible to attach Night, Multi-engine Piston, IMC or Instrument Ratings to this licence.
Should the NPPL holder decide to upgrade their licence to a EASA - PPL, 30 hours of flying training from the NPPL can be carried over as credit towards the EASA PPL.
The written exams are identical for both NPPL and EASA - PPL.
THE EASA PART FCL PRIVATE PILOT'S LICENCE
The EASA-PPL allows the licence holder to carry passengers in visual conditions during daylight hours.
The EASA-PPL requires a minimum of 45 hours flying training and allows the licence holder to fly in most European States and many other countries.
A Class two medical certificate is required for the EASA-PPL... EASA-PPL holders can build on their basic privileges by attaching additional ratings to their licences:
Instrument Meteorological Condition Rating (IMC),
Multi-engine Piston Rating (MEP)
PPL Instrument Rating (PPL/IR).
This licence is the first choice for a person who intends to buy or hire an aeroplane with touring type performance and anybody considering a career as a professional pilot..