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The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Explained (Course Information)

If you haven’t yet read our Introduction to Flying, then we recommend giving it at least a precursory browse. What follows is a Q&A outlining precisely what’s involved in the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) course from start to finish.   What Is The Private Pilot Licence (PPL)? PPL stands for ‘Private Pilots Licence’, and it’s effectively the aviation equivalent …

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All, The 9 PPL Subjects (Modules)

Flight Performance & Planning — EASA PPL(A) Subject

As a pilot it’s imperative that have a clear perspective of your aircraft’s capabilities. It’s crucial that you know how well — or how badly — your aircraft is performing during the different phases of flight. By studying flight performance & planning during your PPL(A) you’ll learn to understand the performance potential and limitations of your aircraft.   Recommended …

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PPL(A) Diversion Navigation Subject
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Navigation — EASA PPL(A) Subject

Private Pilots operate as the pilot in command (PIC) of a single pilot aircraft. But they must also be the navigator, too. So it’s critical that they’re able to apply the correct practices to navigational tasks — especially during cross country flights. Developing navigational skills is the very essence of single pilot flying; hence the importance of the …

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All, The 9 PPL Subjects (Modules)

Meteorology — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

Weather affects flying. That’s why the PPL(A) course includes a specific examination in Meteorology. The subject aims to ensure that throughout their flying career, pilots make informed decisions based on prevailing or forecast weather conditions. All Pilots must understand weather theory and be able to interpret weather briefing forms or “documents”.   Recommended Books £16.10 From Amazon   …

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PPL & LAPL - Communications PPL(A)
All, The 9 PPL Subjects (Modules)

Communications — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

The ‘Communications’ PPL(A) subject focuses on VHF (Very High Frequency) Communications. In this module students learn the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for using radio telephony (RT) equipment. This course is suitable for students who have no prior knowledge or experience of RT.   Recommended Books £20 From Amazon   Communications PPL(A) Overview The course familiarises students on: The Civil …

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PPL(A) Air Law
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Air Law — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

As a pilot you’ll be flying in UK, and perhaps other nations’ airspace. Some parts of that airspace are under the jurisdiction of air traffic control units, whilst other parts aren’t. The aviation community must be aware of procedures & principles outlined, and abide by them. These rules (or “procedures”) are there to ensure that pilots are …

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Tailwheel Conversion Course (Rating)

Aircrafts with a tailwheel take a little more finesse and practice to take off and land. Mastering the art of handling a taildragger is not too difficult — but it’s an important skill that requires specialist training.   Principles Of Flight PPL(A) Overview On the Tailwheel conversion course you’ll become competent enough with your handling skills to …

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