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- City Airport Manchester, Irlam, Manchester, M30 7SA, United Kingdom
- 0161 787 8777
Manchester Flight Training is approved under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to teach and examine the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) PPL (A) syllabus. This comprises of a minimum of 45 hours training, of which, a minimum of 25 hours dual and 10 hours solo must be flown.
You must also complete at least 5 hours of cross country flight, including one flight of at least 150 nautical miles (270km), which full stop landing at two different aerodromes shall be made.
All theoretical knowledge examinations must be passed within a period of 18 months and the pass will remain valid for licence issue for a period of 24 months from the date of successful completion of the examinations. All theoretical knowledge examinations must have been completed before taking the skill test.
All the recommended manuals, aeronautical charts and flight equipment that are required can be purchased through the Manchester Flight Trainings Pilots Shop.
In addition, an applicant for a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) PPL (A) shall hold a valid European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate issued by a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Doctor, before you can go solo. We can advise you of the nearest Doctor.
At Manchester Flight Training, we believe there is a lot more to learning to fly than just flying the aircraft. The time you spend with your instructor, both before and after the lesson, is as important as the flight itself. All our flight instructors are commercial pilots who have to pass periodical competency checks by a CAA approved examiner. Our instructors will not only teach you to fly, they will also teach you to become a ‘Captain’ of an aircraft!
At Manchester Flight Training, we pride ourselves on our hard earned reputation for professional standards and thorough training, with our friendly easy going teaching methods. You will receive a pre-flight briefing before each lesson, this gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and discuss the flight exercise. On completion of your lesson, you will be de-briefed on all aspects of the flight and discuss what study is required for the next lesson.
To help with continuity, you will be allocated one instructor who supervises your PPL from start to finish. To maintain standardisation throughout your course, at certain stages you will fly with an alternative instructor as a progress check and also to ensure you get used to flying with different people. This helps you prepare for your PPL flight test, which of course, will be conducted by a CAA examiner – a pilot with whom you have never flown.
The minimum Civil Aviation Authority requirement is 45 hours, which is achievable if continuity and progress are maintained. However, in our experience, external influences such as work, family life and bad weather will enforce breaks in your training. Flying is a skill and is therefore very much dependant on the individual. Students can take from three weeks to up to three years to complete their studies and gain their PPL.
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