Flight Training

Gaining your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is a fantastic achievement.  The course is structured with both practical and ground based study elements.  Flight training with our professional flight instructors at Scenic Air Tours North East, will guide you every step of the way and steer your flying lessons to ensure you complete all the required elements and pass your final licence skill test at an affordable price.

At the end of the course you'll be able to apply for your European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Private Pilot Licence.  This licence is valid throughout Europe which will allow you to fly abroad too!   Why stop there.... gain your night rating or instrument rating (R) with us too!

With our excellent flight instructors and a starter pack, which includes a Log Book and more, you'll have everything you need to begin your amazing journey towards your goal of learning to fly and achieving a Private Pilot Licence!

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

 

General

Gaining your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is a fantastic achievement.  The course is structured with both practical and ground based study elements.  Flight training with our professional flight instructors at Scenic Air Tours North East, will guide you every step of the way and steer your training to ensure you complete all the required elements and pass your final licence skill test.

At the end of the course you'll be able to apply for your European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Private Pilot Licence.  This licence is valid throughout Europe so will allow you to fly abroad too!

Flight Training

Applicants for the PPL shall have completed at least 45 hours of flight instruction, which includes at least:

  • 25 Hours of Dual Flight Instruction

  • 10 Hours of supervised solo flight time, which includes at least 5 Hours of solo cross-country flight time. With at least 1 cross-country of at least 150nm, where you'll be expected to carry out 2 full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes from the aerodrome of departure.

  • Remaining hours are made up of revision

Ground Training

There are 9 theoretical knowledge subjects, which have associated exams.  There is course study material which will help prepare you for the exams.  Don't fear though.  Our instructors will help prepare you for the examinations and we even run evening classes and 1 week intensive courses so you can pass them all in one go.

  • Air Law

  • Human Performance

  • Meteorology

  • Communications

  • Operational Procedures

  • Principles of Flight

  • Flight Performance and Planning

  • Aircraft General Knowledge

  • Navigation

PPL Skill Test

This is it, the time has come for you to take your Licence Skill Test (LST).  The LST is your time to show the flight examiner everything you've learned.  By this stage you'll be up to speed with checking the weather, the NOTAMS  (Notice to Airmen) and safely flying the aircraft through the skies.   The LST will last approximately 90 minutes, and once passed you can submit your paperwork to the Civil Aviation Authority. (CAA).

Flight Training Prices

 

Our Pricing

We are committed to providing affordable quality training.  Gaining your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is a fantastic achievement, and we want to join you as you fulfil your dream of learning to fly.  

Our passion is reflected in our instructors.  With thousands of instructional hours between them, you know you're in safe hands  and you can't put a price on the experience that brings.

Our prices below include as standard:

  • Tea and coffee - as much as you can drink!

  • No membership fees

  • Use of flight planning facilities

  • Bose noise cancelling headset so you can hear the instructor clearly!

  • No annual fee

  • Access to our online booking system giving you flexibility and 24 hour access to book your training

Dual Training Rates

Our rate includes all pre and post flight briefings, and classroom planning with an instructor.

Piper Cherokee  -  PA28  -  4 Seat training aircraft   -  £170 per hour

Landing

Piper Cherokee  -  PA28  -  4 Seat training aircraft   -  £9 at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Touch & Go

Piper Cherokee  -  PA28  -  4 Seat training aircraft   -  £6 each

 

Night Rating

General

In order to exercise the privileges of your licence at night, you need hold a night rating.

Fortunately we're fully approved to conduct that training for you.

Flight Training

The flight training course comprises of at least 5 hours of flight time - at night, including;

  • A minimum of 3 hours dual instruction, which includes at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least 1 dual cross-country flight of not less than 30nm

  • 5 solo take-off and 5 solo full-stop landings. 

 

Ground Training

Although there is no EASA syllabus, Scenic Air Tours North East go the extra mile and provide additional ground instruction covering aspects of night flying; topics include;

  • Night operations

  • Night navigation

  • Night visual circuits

  • Night emergencies

The training is integrated to ensure you get maximum time in the air.

Skill Test

You'll be pleased to know there is no test or examination at the end of the training course!

Carriage of Passengers

EASA rules state a pilot shall not operate an aircraft as PIC at night carrying passengers unless he/she:

  • has carried out in the preceding 90 days at least 1 take-off, approach and landing at night as a pilot flying in an aircraft of the same type of class.

Instrument Rating Restricted (IRR)
 

General

The IRR or previously IMC rating is designed as a qualification to "get you out of trouble" rather than a replacement for the full instrument rating, however it is an extremely valuable qualification to gain.   Not only that, it's great fun!  Flying with precision in cloud and using the instruments to line up with the runway is a fantastic experience.  You'll never forget the first time you 'pop' out of the bottom of cloud and the runway is dead ahead!

Requirements

An applicant must have:

  • 25 hours total experience as a pilot of aeroplanes following PPL issue and which may include the training for the IMC rating

  • 10 hours as PIC of aeroplanes to include 5 hours as PIC of aeroplanes on cross country flights.

  • UK issued Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence (FRTOL).

 

Flight Training

Complete at least 15 hours dual instrument flying training.

At least 10 of the 15 hours must be flown by sole reference to instruments.

The training covers the following items:

 

Basic Stage

  • Full and limited panel flight manoeuvres to include recoveries from unusual attitudes

  • Partial panel flight manoeuvres

 

Applied Stage

  • Pre-flight planning

  • Departure and en-route

  • Approach and let-down

  • Bad weather circuits and landings

Ground Training

A minimum of 20 hours of theoretical knowledge training covering the following subjects:

  • Physiological Factors 

  • Flight Instruments 

  • Aeronautical Information Service - NOTAMS, UK AIP, AICs 

  • Flight Planning - Meteorology, Altimetry, Terrain clearance, Radio aids, Radar approach procedures 

  • Privileges of the UK IMC Rating

 

Flight Test

Theory - 25 multi-choice questions covering the syllabus.  The pass mark is 75% 

Flying -  A flight test with an approved examiner.

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Scenic Air Tours North East

Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, DL2 1NL 

Email:  info@scenicairtoursne.com

Tel: 01325 625 625

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