The length of time it takes to becoming a PPL holder varies from student to student based on how often they fly and how quickly they learn.
Our PPL training course is EASA approved.
The length of time it takes to complete the course will very much depend on how frequently and on how much time therein you wish to fly.The Irish weather also plays a big part.
During the training course you will
Students may begin flying at any age however they must comply with the following
All flight training and pre flight briefings are on a one to one basis with your flight instructor.
Regular/frequent flying lessons will help to advance your training progress.
Below is outlined the flight lessons on the EASA syllabus.
Each lesson will need follow up practice to get to an acceptable standard of skill.
Students are asked to read up ahead of their lessons using the recommended Flight Training Manual.
The Ground Course
The ground course in preparation for the Theoretical Knowledge Examinations consists of 100 hours teaching which combines formal classroom work with CBT and other media distance learning courses.
The subjects covered are:
There are 9 exams in all and they are in a Multiple Choice format.The pass mark in all subjects is 75%.
The exams are set by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and take place several times a year.The dates can be found on the IAA website.All the exams must be passed in an 18 month period of passing the first subject.The Flight Skills Test must be completed within 24 months of passing all the Theoretical Knowledge Examinations.
A Class 2 medical is required to be passed before first solo flight.A list of approved Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) is available on the IAA website.
English Language Proficiency test
Before solo flight an English Language Proficiency (ELP) test must be passed.A list of ELP examiners is available on the IAA website.
Flight Skills Test
An application for the Flight Skills test can be made when the student has been signed off by the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI).This will be done when all the training is complete and the instructor is satisfied that the student is ready.
All information pertaining to the training course and the requirements are specified in the EASA Part-FCL document.