PPL course costs

We offer a training course for the Private Pilot License at Elstree Aerodrome, Borehamwood in a 4 seater Piper PA28.

For the issue of the license, the student must complete a minimum of 45 hours, 10 of which must be solo flight. Most students take around 60 hours. However if the student is gifted it is possible to do in minimum time.

The total number of weeks required will depend on how often the student flies. We tailor each students training to the amount of time they can devote to the training.

The are also 9 exams to take. These can be self study and then you take the exams at air academy. Or they can be done at a specialist school, where they can be studied and taken over a five day period. The details of which I can give you when required.

The cost below are based on 45 hours of training.

Flying time 45 hours £11070 (£246 per hour)
Exams 9. £360
Circuits   £300
Landings away   £200
Membership   £140
Test fees   £200
Total cost   £12270

The only other additions are the PPL study pack @ £117 and your medical @ £200.

The costs for the accelerated course is the same. We recommend that you get your ground exams completed before you start your flight training so that you can concentrate on the practical flying.
We aim to do two flights a day each of 1.5 hours. This is on a full time basis on weekdays and we aim to complete the training within 4 weeks, weather permitting.

If you have any further questions please let me know.

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  • Sell
  • Air Academy
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