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Flight Training

Gaining your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is a fantastic achievement.  The course is structured with both practical and ground based study elements.  Flight training with our professional flight instructors at AeroSchool, will guide you every step of the way and steer your flying lessons to ensure you complete all the required elements and pass your final licence skill test at an affordable price. Students get access to our online booking facility and can book as much as they want to fly - learn at your own pace. 
 

At the end of the course you'll be able to apply for your Private Pilot Licence.  Why stop there.... gain your night rating or instrument rating (R) with us too!

With our excellent flight instructors and a starter pack, which includes a Log Book and more, you'll have everything you need to begin your amazing journey towards your goal of learning to fly and achieving a Private Pilot Licence!

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

PPL

General

Gaining your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is a fantastic achievement.  The course is structured with both practical and ground based study elements.  Flight training with our professional flight instructors at AeroSchool, will guide you every step of the way and steer your training to ensure you complete all the required elements and pass your final licence skill test.

You can start logging your PPL hours from age 14, First solo can be done from age 16, and skills test from age 17. 

Flight Training

Applicants for the PPL shall have completed at least 45 hours of flight instruction, which includes at least:

  • 25 Hours of Dual Flight Instruction

  • 10 Hours of supervised solo flight time, which includes at least 5 Hours of solo cross-country flight time. With at least 1 cross-country of at least 150nm, where you'll be expected to carry out 2 full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes from the aerodrome of departure.

  • Remaining hours are made up of revision

Ground Training

There are 9 theoretical knowledge subjects, which have associated exams.  There is course study material which will help prepare you for the exams.  The majority of students self study from home, however our instructors will help prepare you for the examinations and extra ground school is available should you require extra help. 

For all exams, the pass mark is 75%
 

  • Air Law

  • Human Performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Operational Procedures

  • Principles of Flight

  • Flight Performance and Planning

  • Aircraft General Knowledge

  • Navigation

    *Before your first solo flight, the Air Law exam must be passed and you must hold a Class 2 medical from an Aeromedical Examiner

PPL Skill Test

This is it, the time has come for you to take your Licence Skill Test (LST).  The LST is your time to show the flight examiner everything you've learned.  By this stage you'll be up to speed with checking the weather, the NOTAMS  (Notice to Airmen) and safely flying the aircraft through the skies.   The LST will last approximately 2 hours, and once passed you can submit your paperwork to the Civil Aviation Authority. (CAA).

Flight Radio Telephony Operators License (FRTOL)
A FRTOL is an essential part of a Pilots License, giving the holder ability to use an Aircraft's Radio and communicate with Air Traffic Control / Ground stations. Aeroschool are able to offer training to complete FRTOL and a CAA Examiner will complete the exam onsite.
 

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LAPL

LIGHT AIRCRAFT PILOT LICENCE (LAPL)

General

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is an alternative to the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) offering similar privileges. The LAPL has less stringent medical requirements and requires less flight training to gain the licence.

The LAPL is ideal for those who only want to fly light aircraft and have no desire fly larger aircraft or gain their Commercial Licence.  It can be converted to the PPL later if needed

Flight Training

Applicants for the LAPL shall have completed at least 30 hours of flight instruction, to apply for the licence which includes at least:

  • 15 Hours of Dual Flight Instruction

  • 6 Hours of supervised solo flight time, which includes at least 3 Hours of solo cross-country flight time. With at least 1 cross-country of at least 80nm, where you'll be expected to carry out 1 full stop landings at a different aerodrome from the aerodrome of departure.

  • Remaining hours are made up of revision

     

Ground Training
There are 9 theoretical knowledge subjects, which have associated exams.  There is course study material which will help prepare you for the exams.  The majority of students self study from home, however our instructors will help prepare you for the examinations and extra ground school is available should you require extra help. 


For all exams, the pass mark is 75%
 

  • Air Law

  • Human Performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Operational Procedures

  • Principles of Flight

  • Flight Performance and Planning

  • Aircraft General Knowledge

  • Navigation

    *Before your first solo flight, the Air Law exam must be passed and you must hold a LAPL OR Class 2 medical from an Aeromedical Examiner

LAPL Skill Test

This is it, the time has come for you to take your Licence Skill Test (LST).  The LST is your time to show the flight examiner everything you've learned.  By this stage you'll be up to speed with checking the weather, the NOTAMS  (Notice to Airmen) and safely flying the aircraft through the skies.   The LST will last approximately 90 minutes, and once passed you can submit your paperwork to the Civil Aviation Authority. (CAA).

Flight Radio Telephony Operators License (FRTOL)
A FRTOL is an essential part of a Pilots License, giving the holder ability to use an Aircraft's Radio and communicate with Air Traffic Control / Ground stations. Aeroschool are able to offer training to complete FRTOL and a CAA Examiner will complete the exam onsite.

Limitations of the Licence

A LAPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) on a single-engine piston aeroplane (land) with a maximum take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, with no more than 4 persons on board.

 

You will only be licensed to act as PIC in the class and variant of aircraft in which you passed your skill test, unless you complete further training.

Carrying passengers

You can only carry passengers after getting your licence and also completing 10 hours of flight time as PIC.

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Flight Training Prices

Price

Our Pricing

We are committed to providing affordable quality training.  Gaining your Private Pilot Licence is a fantastic achievement, and we want to join you as you fulfil your dream of learning to fly.  

Our passion is reflected in our instructors.  With thousands of instructional hours between them, you know you're in safe hands  and you can't put a price on the experience that brings.

Our prices below include as standard:

  • Tea and coffee - as much as you can drink!

  • Use of flight planning and classroom facilities

  • No annual fee

  • Access to our online booking system

Dual Training Rates (PPL/LAPL Instruction, Night Rating and IR(R))

Our rate includes all pre and post flight briefings, and classroom planning with an instructor.

Flight Per Hour

Cessna  -  C150/2 : 2 Seat  - £189 / hour

Piper  -  PA28 or Cessna C172 :  4 Seat  -  £209 / hour

Landing

PA28, C172 & C150/2  -  £19.50 at Teesside or Humberside. Landings at other airports to be paid upon landing.

Touch & Go / Runway approach

PA28, C172 & C150/2  -  £9.50 each 

Hourly prices are calculated as block hours, available at both Teesside And Humberside bases. All prices include VAT.

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Private Hire Prices

General

Once you've gained your licence, there are a variety of options enabling you take to the sky with friends and family!  

Whether you've learned to fly with Aeroschool or already hold a licence and looking to fly; our aircraft are available to hire.
*Please note a 60 day currency rule applies

Pay as you Fly

C150/2  -  £169 per hour

PA28, C172  -  £189 per hour

Landing

PA28, C172 & C152  -  £19.50 at Teesside or Humberside. Landings at other airports to be paid upon landing.

Touch & Go / Runway approach

PA28, C172 & C152  -  £9.50 each

Hourly prices are calculated as block hours, available at both Teesside And Humberside bases. All prices include VAT.

Night Rating

Night Rating

General

In order to exercise the privileges of your licence at night, you need hold a night rating.

Fortunately we're fully approved to conduct that training for you.

Flight Training

The flight training course comprises of at least 5 hours of flight time - at night, including;

  • A minimum of 3 hours dual instruction, which includes at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least 1 dual cross-country flight of not less than 30nm

  • 5 solo take-off and 5 solo full-stop landings. 

  • The night rating must be completed within 6 months 

 

Ground Training

AeroSchool goes the extra mile and provide additional ground instruction covering aspects of night flying; topics include;

  • Night operations

  • Night navigation

  • Night visual circuits

  • Night emergencies

The training is integrated to ensure you get maximum time in the air.

Skill Test

You'll be pleased to know there is no test or examination at the end of the training course!

Carriage of Passengers

CAA rules state a pilot shall not operate an aircraft as PIC at night carrying passengers unless he/she:

  • has carried out in the preceding 90 days at least 1 take-off, approach and landing at night as a pilot flying in an aircraft of the same type of class.

    *LAPL holders wishing to complete the night rating must have completed the Basic Instrument flight module, and hold either a Class 2 Medical or have passed a colour sight test

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Instrument Rating Restricted IR(r)
IMC

General

The IR(r) or previously IMC rating is designed as a qualification to "get you out of trouble" rather than a replacement for the full instrument rating, however it is an extremely valuable qualification to gain.   Not only that, it's great fun!  Flying with precision in cloud and using the instruments to line up with the runway is a fantastic experience.  You'll never forget the first time you 'pop' out of the bottom of cloud and the runway is dead ahead!

Requirements

An applicant must have:

  • 25 hours total experience as a pilot of aeroplanes following PPL issue and which may include the training for the IMC rating

  • 10 hours as PIC of aeroplanes to include 5 hours as PIC of aeroplanes on cross country flights.

  • UK issued Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence (FRTOL).

 

Flight Training

Complete at least 15 hours dual instrument flying training.

At least 10 of the 15 hours must be flown by sole reference to instruments.

The training covers the following items:

 

Basic Stage

  • Full and limited panel flight manoeuvres to include recoveries from unusual attitudes

  • Partial panel flight manoeuvres

 

Applied Stage

  • Pre-flight planning

  • Departure and en-route

  • Approach and let-down

  • Bad weather circuits and landings

Ground Training

A minimum of 20 hours of theoretical knowledge training covering the following subjects:

  • Physiological Factors 

  • Flight Instruments 

  • Aeronautical Information Service - NOTAMS, UK AIP, AICs 

  • Flight Planning - Meteorology, Altimetry, Terrain clearance, Radio aids, Radar approach procedures 

  • Privileges of the UK IMC Rating

 

Flight Test

Theory - 25 multi-choice exam covering the syllabus.  The pass mark is 75% 

Flying -  A flight test with an approved examiner.

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