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Ground School

One To One Groundschool

Manchester Flight Training offers groundschool to accompany all types of flying tuition or to help you with your written examinations relating to our training. We use the latest in interactive software and training tools to ensure that your groundschool instruction is completed to the highest possible standard.

PPL Groundschool Courses

Manchester Flight Training also offers courses for each of the 8 main PPL or NPPL examinations covering the following subjects:

  • Aviation Law
  • Operational Procedures
  • Meteorology
  • Human Performance
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Aircraft Technical
  • Principles of Flight

PPL – The Exams 

Air Law

Operational Procedures

Rules, regulations and privileges relevant to the holder of a PPL, rules of the air, air traffic regulations and services, visual flight rules and flight safety.

Aircraft General

Principles Of Flight

Airframe, Powerplant, Systems, Instruments and Principles of flight.

Flight Performance and Planning

Mass and Balance, Aircraft Performance.

Human Performance and Limitations

Basic Physiology, Basic Psychology, Judgement and Decision Making relevant to flight operations.


Covering all aspects of Aviation Weather

Navigation and Radio Aids

Covering all aspects of Navigation and includes Radio Aids for Navigation.


Radio Telephony procedures as applied to PPL (A).

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 Academy Pilots Shop.


Our purpose built training facilities provide the ideal environment for flight training and ground study. We have dedicated briefing rooms, a student lounge where you can relax after your lesson or sit in a quiet environment to catch up with your studies with a tea or coffee. There’s even an area outside on our decked veranda. We also have our own toilet.


In addition, an applicant for a EASA PPL (A) shall hold a valid EASA-FCL 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.