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Private pilot license (ppl)

Flying Artwork proudly presents the Private Pilot License (PPL) course, designed to cater to the needs of aspiring recreational pilots. Our program offers a well-rounded and top-tier training experience, backed by accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Whether you dream of flying for leisure or desire to explore the skies as a hobbyist, Flying Artwork stands as the foremost option for individuals looking to kickstart their journey towards a private pilot’s license.

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PPL requirments

Age: You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a PPL.

Medical Certificate: Obtain a valid Class 1 medical certificate from an approved aviation medical examiner. This ensures that you meet the medical standards necessary for safe flight operations.

Educational Criteria: Meet the minimum educational criteria (GCSE or equivalent high school qualification/ SSC or HSC).


Experienced Instructors: FA boasts a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable flight instructors. They are dedicated to providing personalized instruction, guiding you through each step of your PPL training. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality training and support throughout your journey.

Well-Maintained Fleet: FA maintains a modern fleet of aircraft that is regularly inspected and well-maintained. This ensures that you train in reliable and safe aircraft, contributing to a smooth and efficient learning experience.

Individualized Training Approach: FA understands that each student has unique learning needs and goals. They offer individualized training programs that can be tailored to your specific requirements. This personalized approach allows you to progress at your own pace, ensuring that you receive the attention and support you need to succeed.

Comprehensive Practical Training: The PPL course at FA includes practical flight training, where you will accumulate a minimum of 45 flight hours. Under the guidance of experienced flight instructors, you will learn and practice essential flying skills, manoeuvres, and procedures. This hands-on training is designed to develop your flying abilities and build confidence in the cockpit.

Emphasis on Safety: FA prioritizes safety throughout the PPL course. You will receive thorough instruction on safety protocols, emergency procedures, and risk management. This safety-focused approach instils a responsible and cautious mindset, ensuring that you develop good judgment and decision-making skills as a pilot.

Networking Opportunities: FA recognizes the importance of networking in the aviation industry. They provide opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals, attend aviation events, and participate in workshops and seminars. These networking opportunities can lead to valuable connections and potential career opportunities in the future.

FA also offers the Private Pilot License (PPL) course, which is an essential step towards obtaining the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). The PPL course provides a solid foundation in aviation knowledge and skills, allowing aspiring pilots to gain valuable experience and confidence before pursuing advanced training. Here’s an overview of the benefits and components of the PPL course at FA:

Comprehensive Ground School: The PPL course at FA includes extensive ground school training, covering essential subjects such as Air Law, Operational Procedures, Meteorology, Navigation, Aircraft General Knowledge, and more. The comprehensive theoretical knowledge gained during ground school forms the basis for safe and competent flight operations.

Ground School: Complete a minimum of 45 hours of ground school instruction, covering subjects such as aviation regulations, aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, aircraft systems, and flight planning. FA provides comprehensive ground school training, ensuring you have a strong theoretical foundation.

Practical Flight Training: As a part of the PPL course, students undergo rigorous practical flight training with experienced flight instructors. You will receive 45 hours flying also hands- on instruction and guidance to develop essential flying skills, including pre-flight checks, takeoffs, landings, maneuvering, navigation, and emergency procedures. The flight training is designed to enhance your airmanship and build confidence in the cockpit.

Aircraft Familiarization: During the PPL course, you will become familiar with the aircraft used for training. FA maintains a modern and well-maintained fleet of aircraft that meets the highest safety standards. You will learn about the aircraft’s systems, controls, and limitations, enabling you to operate the aircraft safely and efficiently.

Navigation and Cross-Country Flying: Navigation skills are crucial for any pilot, and the PPL course at FA emphasizes developing these skills. You will learn how to plan and execute cross-country flights, including selecting checkpoints, calculating headings, estimating fuel consumption, and utilizing navigation aids. This training will prepare you for real-world flying scenarios and enable you to navigate confidently.

Flight Simulator Training: FA incorporates flight simulator training as part of the PPL course. Simulators provide a realistic and cost-effective way to practice various flight manoeuvres, emergency procedures, and instrument flying skills. This training enhances your proficiency and allows you to experience scenarios that may be challenging or unsafe to replicate in an actual aircraft.

Regulatory Knowledge: Understanding and complying with aviation regulations is essential for every pilot. The PPL course covers the necessary regulatory knowledge, including airspace restrictions, air traffic control procedures, flight planning, and flight operations. You will gain a solid understanding of the legal and operational aspects of flying, ensuring you operate within the boundaries of the law.

Progression to Advanced Training: Successful completion of the PPL course at FA lays the foundation for further advanced training, such as Instrument Rating (IR) and Commercial Pilot

License (CPL) courses. These additional qualifications are essential steps towards achieving the ATPL and pursuing a career as an airline pilot.

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