// Private Pilots Licence - PPL(A)

If you're looking to fly an aircraft outside of the microlight category, the PPL is the course for you - this course will help you build towards a professional aviation career and give you the ability to pilot larger aircraft.  You can add additional ratings to the PPL, such as night, multi-engine & instrument flying and eventually the licence can evolve into a Commercial Pilots Licence. 

The course requires a minimum of 45 hours flying time – 10 of which are solo. You’ll take a skills test which will examine your general handling and navigation skills.

There are also nine multiple choice exams to be completed covering important topics including:

      • Aviation Law

      • Human Performance

      • Meteorology

      • Communications

      • Principles of Flight

      • Operational Procedures

      • Flight Performance & Planning

      • Aircraft General Knowledge, and

      • Navigation

You’ll have to passed basic medical with a CAA approved doctor. Purple Aviation can help you source a doctor for your medical - generally speaking if you’re fit and well enough to drive a car, you’re well enough to fly an aircraft!

When you’ve completed your course, the PPL(A) will allow you to fly aircraft in daylight hours in reasonable weather - this is known as Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flying. Once you’ve completed your PPL(A) you can add night ratings to allow you to fly after sunset, or instrument ratings to allow you to fly in bad weather

After completing your training, you can continue you rent aircraft from Purple Aviation to build your hours or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northumberland.

Purple Aviation also offers the Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL). This licence is a more affordable version of the PPL(A) but with additional restrictions such as a maximum aircraft weight of 2000kg and a maximum of three passengers.


// Training Rates

Training Fees

Cessna 150H - £165 p/h dual

Airfield Fees

Membership - £130 per annum
Full stop landing - FREE
Touch & Go - FREE


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