EASA Private Pilots Licence Course (Aeroplanes)

The Private Pilots Licence (PPL) training course teaches you how to fly an aeroplane so that you can do it in your aircraft by yourself! The course teaches the important foundations of flying and navigational skills that will be built upon for the rest of your flying, and is also the first part of your modular training if you are training to become a commercial pilot.

Private Pilots Licence Course Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-entry requirements before commencing your PPL course. You may wish to consider an introductory aeroplane flying lesson so that you can experience learning to fly. The flight time during your introductory flying lesson can also be counted towards your PPL licence course so that time is not wasted. Further details are available and you can even book a full introductory day so that you can experience a full training day and still count these flying hours towards your PPL course requirements.  

Private Pilots License or PPL Flying Experience

The PPL licence requires a minimum of 45 flying hours experience in total. These hours consist of:

  • 35 dual flying training hours (training with an instructor in the aeroplane with you)
  • 10 supervised solo flying training hours (training without an instructor in the aeroplane with you)

Private Pilots Licence Ground Training and Examinations

Booker Aviation will guide you as you study towards the following CAA examinations, which can be taken at our London Wycombe Air Park school:

  • Aviation Law and Operational Procedures
  • Aircraft General Knowledge and Principles of Flight
  • Navigation & Radio Aids
  • Meteorology
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Communications
  • Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence Examination

Please be aware that 45 flying hours is the minimum required, and the total will depend on your ability.

CAA Medical Examination

The PPL applicant must have a valid Class 1 or Class 2 Medical Certificate. Please contact Booker Aviation for advice on how and where to obtain this certificate.

PPL training Course Minimum Age

Experience gained from the age of 16 years can count towards your EASA PPL licence application, however an applicant for the PPL licence must be at least 17 years of age.

Contact Booker Aviation

To book in your first lesson or have a chat with one of our friendly flying team, please call us on +44 (0) 1494 443737 or send an e-mail to info@bookeraviation.aero