Requirements for a licence
Now we’re sure that if you’ve got as far as looking for a suitable flying school to learn to fly, you will have probably already done some homework and know what you need to get a pilots licence. In case you haven’t got that far yet, here’s a brief list of what the course entails. If you have any specific questions we can of course answer those for you.
PPL 45 hrs of flying, LAPL 30 hrs.
9 ground exams
100 hrs of ground school (not required for the UK PPL, only other EASA member PPL licences)
Medical: Class 2 medical from an approved Doctor for PPL (for CAA licences the list of Doctors is on the CAA website here .)
Medical from your GP for LAPL.
Please note that the country that issues your medical certificate will also issue your licence.
An RT (Radio Telephony) licence is strongly recommended and full training will be given as part of your training.
It is possible to complete a full PPL within 3 to 4 weeks if completed in the minimum required hours.