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 EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) enables you to fly throughout Europe and take passengers with you. Whether you fancy a simple sightseeing flight in the local area or a weekend in France, the PPL covers all these options.

The Private Pilot Licence can be an achievement in itself or used as a stepping stone to further commercial licences and a career as a pilot.

Private Pilot Licence privileges and conditions

(a) The privileges of the holder of a PPL (A) are to act without remuneration as a Pilot in Command (PIC) or co-pilot on aeroplanes or engaged in non-commercial operations.

(b) Notwithstanding the paragraph above, the holder of a PPL (A) with instructor or examiner privileges may receive remuneration.

Experience requirements

(a) Applicants for a PPL (A) shall have completed at least 45 hours of flight instruction in aeroplanes including at least:

(1) 25 hours of dual flight instruction; and

(2) 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.

Theoretical knowledge examinations

There are 9 subjects which, with one to one tuition or self-study, are readily attainable. The one to one tuition is part of our package and highly recommended. Alternatively you can do them by self-study if this is more convenient for you. All ground exams will be undertaken at Go Fly Oxford, before which your experienced, well-qualified instructor will make sure you are ready for the exams.

PPL prices

OPTION 1 – Oxford Airport
Pay as you go
£210 per flying hour*
4 payments of £2500
Complete ‘saver package’ £10000 – £9500***

*Prices based on Piper PA28 at Oxford Base and Cessna 150 aircraft at Hinton Base.

**Packages include all ground school theory lessons, theoretical exams, materials, school membership and all home landing fees.

***PPL Price for Non EU students is £9800 paid in Advance

Visa Requirements

If you are travelling to the UK from outside the EU, please note that Go Fly Oxford leisure courses (PPL and LAPL ) do not qualify for a student visa.

For non EU students if you are travelling to the UK for business or visiting the UK you can undertake our leisure course up to 30 flying days, providing that the main purpose for your travel to the UK is not that to undertake the course.

You must therefore ensure that you can gain entry into the UK before applying for the course. For further information on visas, please visit the UK Border Agency website.