Kent Microlight :: Training & Costs

Headcorn Aerodrome

07917 202323

Training is one-to-one and follows the BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association) syllabus for the NPPL (National Private Pilots Licence).

All new flight exercises include a classroom PowerPoint pre-flight brief, to help you get the most from the flight exercise.

Some material is available before the next lesson to allow reading ahead and post flight revision.

Group ground school is offered during the winter months to pass the multi choice Ground Exams:

  1. Human Performance and Limitations
  2. Air Law
  3. Principles of Flight: Engines, airframes etc.
  4. Navigation
  5. Meteorology

How long will it take and how much will it cost to gain your Pilot’s Licence?

This very much depends on:

Happily, those who have always yearned to fly and realise a boyhood dream, are not usually in a hurry, or counting the pennies and tend to get the most from the learning to fly experience.

To be realistic: it usually takes from 40-65 hours training, about 2 years and £6500 - £9000 based on £130 per hour flying time, ground exams, flight exam and the CAA licence fee.

This would be on the school aircraft. Once you are ready, there is a fee of £600 (for 6 months), to use the school aircraft for qualifying solo and cross country flights.

While under dual instruction you are fully insured. When ready to go solo, you will need basic public liability insurance costing approximately £150 pa. The school aircraft is always fully insured.