AIM FOR SOLO - Exclusive Web Offer
There's nothing quite like the feeling you get having completed your first solo flight. It's a day you'll remember for the rest of your life! You suddenly appreciate how the aircraft performs differently without the weight of your mentor however big or small he or she is and feel an enormous sense of pride that you really can pilot an aircraft on your own.
Your PPL training will consist of a minimum of 45 hours training of which 10 are solo. People frequently ask how long will it take to get to fly solo. There are many variables that affect this, frequency of lessons, weather, but often students who fly frequently can solo in as little as fifteen hours. Your instructor will decide when you are ready and have shown consistency in your ability to fly and land the aircraft safely. You very first solo will normally consist of a single circuit of the airfield.
Take Flight Aviation is a CAA registered training facility offering training for an EASA PPL in smart surroundings. The PPL course is divided into two parts. One part concerns the theoretical knowledge to prepare you for the ground exams and the other is the actual flight training. Take Flight offers Ground School evenings and one to one training for your written papers and practical radio exam, as well as other on-line packages and our instructors have been hand picked to make your flight training in the air both professional and enjoyable.
Our training aircraft consist of 4 two seat Cessna 152 aircraft which are high wing (where the wing sits on top of the aircraft) above the pilot and 5 four seat Piper PA-28 (Archers, Warriors and Cherokee) aircraft where the wing is at the base of the aircraft below the pilot. It's a matter of personal preference as to what you prefer.
Our exclusive web promotion offers your first hour free when you join Take Flight Aviation and buy 15 hours of aircraft hire. Quote the "aim for solo" offer to gain your free hour.
For more information on gaining your Private Pilots Licence see our PPL guide.