Obtain your PPL(A) by completing at least the minimum requirement of 45 flight hours. Available for aeroplanes and helicopters, the Private Pilot’s Licence is recognised worldwide and can be ‘built on’ with extra ratings and privileges. Kilndown Aviation does not do Helicopter Training.
Available for aeroplanes, helicopters, balloons and gliders, the concept behind the LAPL was to create a simplified licence with a shorter training course and less onerous medical standards. In the case of aeroplanes and helicopters it is limited to a maximum take-off weight of two tonnes and no more than three passengers. With some extra training it can be upgraded to the PPL.
If you hold an LAPL, with a little extra training you can upgrade your LAPL to a PPL (A). This requires usually about 8 hours of training.
With the official description of night being '30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise' adding to your PPL (A) by obtaining a Night Rating will allow you to fly an aircraft in the hours of darkness with confidence. This 'extra' training will add to your skillset as a pilot and give you added confidence.
As part of your licence training, you will be required to pass 9 exams in 7 subjects. Most people are happy to self-study for these exams under the guidance of our flight instructors, however we can organise group or one-on-one groundschool classes for those that desire it.
For those who already have a pilots licence and wish to expand their skill set to include flying an aircraft with more that one engine then completing a multi engine rating is just the ticket!
You will need to complete a minimum 6 hours of flight training and 7 hours of ground theoretical knowledge instruction and pass a skill test in order to obtain your multi engine rating