Learn to Fly


At AirBourne Aviation we offer full in-house NPPL training including all your exams, which 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 requirement 25 hours of flight training

5 exams

General Skills Test (GST)

A more detailed requirement can be found here


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

01256 398254