Minimum training requirement is 45 flying hours*. Including a minimum of 25 hours dual instruction, a minimum of 10 hours solo. The solo flying includes a qualifying cross country flight of no less than 150 nautical miles with landings at two other airports different from that of departure. Nine multiple choice exams:

  • Operational Procedures
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance & Planning
  • Human Performance
  • Communications
  • Principles Of Flight
  • Aviation Law
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology

On completion of the course a final skills test is required with a flight examiner. Also, a minimum of a Part-MED Class Two medical certificate is needed (available from a CAA approved doctor).


This licence can be used on any EASA registered aircraft and is also the first modular training step to becoming a Commercial Pilot. Additional ratings can be added to this licence including Night Rating, Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating, and further aircraft types such as motor gliders and multi-engine aircraft. The flying training starts with basic general handling and is broken down into exercise numbers from 1 to 19. Once you have mastered all the basics you will then learn to land in the circuit flying stage, working towards one of the most memorable times in your flying career, your "First Solo" flight! After some advanced handling and emergency training you will start the navigation training working towards your qualifying solo cross country flight. There will then be some revision and your final flying skills test done in house by our chief Flying Instructor who is also a Flight Examiner.

Once all the requirements have been met you can then apply for your Pilot's Licence. See our price page for the costs. If you require any information or have any questions regarding our services contact us. We recommend everyone has a trial flying lesson, this also counts towards the minimum training requirements and can go in your pilot's log book.

*These are the minimum training requirements and training course length may vary.