Q: How much does it cost to learn to fly?
A: To obtain a PPL costs approximately £9500 if you pay as you go or £8930 if paid in advance. The in advance payment includes 45 hours flying, all landing fees at Guernsey, text books and exam fees.
Q: How old do I need to be to learn?
A: Flying hours can be logged towards a PPL from the age of 14, you must be 16 to fly solo and 17 to obtain a licence. There is no upper age limit.
Q: How many written exams are there?
A: There are 7 written exams which are multiple choice with a pass mark of 75%. All of the exams are conducted in house and are valid for 2 years.
Q: I wear spectacles will that be a problem?
A: No, lots of commercial pilots wear glasses. Provided you can pass a medical exam with an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) you can fly solo. There are two AMEs in Guernsey.
Q: How many aircraft do you have?
A: We have two modern Piper Warrior 3 aircraft
Q: Once I get my licence will I be able to hire the aircraft?
A: Definitely both aircraft are available for self hire.
Q: If I have a Trial Lesson will it count towards my licence?
A: Yes a Trial Lesson would be the first entry in your logbook logged as Exercise 3