Learn to Fly

At AirBourne Aviation we offer two licence types enabling you to choose the cost of your training and the type of aircraft you can fly. These licences are the NPPL or LAPL. The NPPL is the cheapest way to get your wings and has the shortest training requirement, but it does come with restrictions. The grant of a licence enables you to fly aircraft up to a maximum take-off weight of 450kg. However, as the name suggests, it is a national licence and is only valid for VFR flight within the UK. There are reciprocal arrangments with some EU countries to allow you to fly within their airspace but not all and this may change after Brexit. The maximum weight of a student pilot training for the NPPL with us, must not exceed 90kg. As you progress with your flying, you will be awarded a pilot patch for every 100 hours of flight time achieved.

NPPL (National Private Pilot Licence)

Aircraft – £145.50ph flight hour – Flying with an Instructor

Simulator – £65 per flight hour – Flying with and Instructor

All flight training conducted using the Comco Ikarus C42a aircraft

Minimum licence requirment 26 hours of flight training

5 exams

General Skills Test (GST)

A more detailed requirment can be found here

 

The second licence options we offer is the LAPL, a European licence valid for VFR flight within the UK and Europe. A longer training requirement with more cost commitment the grant of a licence enables you to fly aircraft up to a maximum take-off weight of 2000kg but does have a restriction of three aircraft passengers. The maximum weight of a student pilot training for the LAPL with us, must not exceed 120kg.

LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot Licence)

Aircraft – £179 per flight hour – Flying with an Instructor

All flight training conducted using the Diamond Katana DA20 aircraft

Minimum licence requirment 30 hours of flight training

9 exams

General Flight Test (GFT)

A more detailed requirment can be found here

If you would like to discuss the different options for gaining your wings, please do pop-in for a no commitment chat or give us a call.

01256 398254