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EASA PPL(A) Flight Training

For those of you who wish to hire or use your own light aircraft, the Private Pilots Licence (PPL (A)) course offers you the training and experience you need – all of our training is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). If you want to go further and pursue a professional aviation career via the Modular route, the PPL is the first step.

The EASA Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course at CAVOK Aviation combines both practical flight training and the theoretical knowledge required to fly light aeroplanes within the UK and Europe.

The course requires a minimum of forty-five hours flying time – including ten hours solo – ending with a skills test with an examiner. The skills test will examine your general handling and navigation skills.

Course breakdown

  • Pre-flight and postflight briefings

  • Multiple-choice CAA examinations

  • Total Flying 45 Hours

  • Dual flying: 25-35 hours

  • Solo Flying: 10 Hours


  • Valid CAA / EASA Class 1 or 2 medical before first solo flight. 

  • Minimum age to commence: 14yrs

  • Minimum age for solo flight: 16yrs

  • Licence issue: 17yr

There are also nine written exams to be completed:

  • Aviation Law

  • Human Performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Principles of Flight

  • Operational Procedures

  • Flight Performance & Planning

  • Aircraft General Knowledge, and

  • Navigation

All of the exams are in the multiple-choice format and require a 75% pass mark.

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