The first step in learning to become a pilot is to gain your private pilot’s licence or PPL (A) rating. The training for your PPL(A) is an exciting process and although challenging, is fun and unique. Once you have managed to obtain your private pilots licence this opens the door to many different options for you.
What can I do with my private pilots licence?
Hire our Aeroplanes
Becoming an aeroplane pilot is a huge achievement. Private pilots who have trained with Booker Aviation and became club members are able to hire our aeroplanes at any time. We only charge for the amount of actual flying time that you do in them, and offer discounts if hours are purchased in large quantities. You could decide to take friends or family away for the weekend in the aeroplane you choose, and get there in a fraction of the time it would take by road!
New Aircraft Type Training
Booker Aviation offers you the opportunity to learn to fly many different aeroplane types. By doing a type training with our experienced instructors, you can learn to fly or become more comfortable and confident in even bigger or more diverse aircraft types, such as multi engine piston (MEP). This training you may want or need will vary depending on the person and your own personal experience levels, so get in touch with us today and we can talk through your options.
Buy an Aeroplane
Buying an aeroplane is not as expensive as you would think. Booker Aviation as part of the BEA group of companies, and is the exclusive Piper Aircraft dealer for the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands. We can help to guide you through the buying process as comfortably as possible, helping you make an informed buying decision with support from an experienced and professional aviation operation. For more information on buying an aeroplane, please visit our ‘buying an aeroplane’ page by clicking here.
Maintaining Your Aeroplane PPL(A) Licence
Once you have obtained your PPL (A), it is important that you remain in practice. It is therefore a CAA requirement that you fly a minimum of 2 hours per annum, as well as take an annual proficiency test. Booker Aviation can help you with both of these requirements.
Find Out More about the PPL(A) Course at Booker Aviation
To find out more about this course, why not call us on +44 (0) 1494 443737 and arrange to pop in and chat to a member of our team about where to start. There are more details regarding the course on our course detail page.