At Blackbushe School of Flying we can take you from your first introductory flight in one of our training aircraft ( Piper Warrior PA28 or 2 seat Cessna 152 ) right the way through to gaining your full EASA Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).
You can pay as you go, or take advantage of a number of discounted packages for:
- Training for a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL)
- Licence Revalidations
- Licence Renewals
These discounted packages of hours include one off purchases of TRIAL & TASTER which are suitable for gifts, introductory hours for students and are also popular for the purpose of SEP Licence Renewals. In addition to these, we offer a further range of packages through to the 45 hour BUILDER PACKAGE payable in 5 staged payments. We would encourage you to either pop into see the AirFirst team or pick up the phone for clarification on all the available packages and benefits that we offer to help keep your licence current or commence flying lessons to achieve your licence.
A summary of courses are listed below.
Private Pilots Licence (PPL)
The basic EASA Private Pilot’s Licence – or PPL for short – is based on a minimum of 45 hours flying. This can be purchased on a pay as you go basis or as a complete package.
- Pay-as-you-go or opt for a package
- Guided every step of the way
The studying and taking of ground exams, should be prioritised such that students commit to and complete most of the exams before carrying out too much practical training in the aircraft. Some of our students have committed to completing these exams during the first 10 hours of their practical training. Studying this way will give you a head start on fully understanding the basics as you put them into practice after reading about it, rather than trying to understand the exercise based solely on a ground briefing then looking it up in the books after a flight. Our Instructors are happy to give any guidance towards any of the subjects.
All of the ground exams must be taken before the final skills test can be flown.
In addition to one-to-one ground school, we also run group sessions.
Flying Companion’s Certificate
You may be a regular passenger in a light aircraft and worried about what you should do in an emergency, if anything ever happened to the pilot. With CoPilot we will give you the basics, teach you how to land the aircraft safely just in case the unthinkable was to happen.
- AOPA endorsed course
- 10 hours flight instruction
- Landing fees included
The Night Qualification is a great addition to your PPL. The course is a minimum 5 hours long, of which 3 hours must be completed with an instructor. You will also have to complete 5 take-offs and landings at night – solo.
- Instructor + aircraft + fuel
- One – to – one ground school tuition
Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC Rating)
The UK IMC rating is unique to the UK, IOM & Channel Islands. The IMC entitles the holder to fly in IMC weather, VFR on top of cloud and also to undertake instrument approaches such as the ILS and NDB procedures. The privileges of the rating can be used extensively within the UK.
- Three month temporary membership
- 15 hours dual training in a Piper Warrior PA28 with IMC instructor
- Blackbushe landings (up to 10 thereafter £16.50 per landing)