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Flight trainingThe National Private Pilot's Licence for Microlights
The National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL) with a Microlight rating allows the holder to fly microlight aircraft. To obtain the licence the candidate must be able to fly a microlight in a safe and confident manner and understand both their own and their aircrafts' limitations. The training syllabus is designed to cover all the skills and knowledge required.
The National Private Pilot's Licence (NPPL) is a UK specific pilot's licence developed in 2002. It is not an internationally recognised licence and does not automatically entitle the holder to fly aircraft in other countries. The NPPL may include in it aircraft class ratings that allow the holder to fly specific classes of aircraft, such as microlights. To obtain a NPPL with a microlight class rating you must complete flight training with a UK Civil Aviation Authority authorised flying instructor entitled to instruct on microlights. This syllabus contains the details of the training required.Medical requirements
A pilot may only fly microlights as Pilot In Command in the UK if they hold valid medical certification.Flight Training Requirements
The Microlight Class Rating can be issued with either of two options. The options are Without Operational Limitations (UNRESTRICTED) or With Operational Limitations (RESTRICTED). The minimum flight training required for the grant of a NPPL with a Microlight Class Rating Without Operational Limitations is - (UNRESTRICTED)
A minimum total of 5 hours navigation flying training must be completed within the period of 9 months immediately prior to licence application or an application to remove operational limitations from an existing licence. The required navigation flying training includes a -
Each solo qualifying cross country flight must have a -
The minimum flight training required for the grant of a NPPL with a Microlight Class Rating With Operational Limitations is - (RESTRICTED)
The Operational Limitations at initial issue are -
As part of your flight training you must take and pass a test with an authorised flight examiner to demonstrate your ability to fly a microlight through all the manoeuvres that you will have learned during training. The test is called a General Skills Test (GST). The flight time of the GST can count towards the minimum total flight time required to obtain the NPPL but not towards the solo minimum time. To ensure that when your licence is issued your skill level and knowledge is current you must have completed the minimum solo flight time, all the navigation flight training and the GST within the nine month period immediately prior to applying for your licence.Ground Training Requirements
The Microlight syllabus lists the subject matter that an applicant for a Microlight Class Rating must understand. There is no minimum requirement for training by an NPPL Microlight Syllabus. The applicant must have demonstrated a knowledge of the subject matter by passing five written examinations. The exam subjects are -
The examinations must have been passed within the twenty four months immediately prior to applying for your licence. There is one further examination to complete your demonstration of knowledge of the aircraft type that you have used to complete your GST. This examination is an oral examination and must be conducted by a flight examiner entitled to examine in microlight aircraft. It is usual, but not required, that the examination is conducted at the same time as the GST by the same examiner. The ground oral examination must have been passed within the nine months immediately prior to applying for your licence.
A copy of the NPPL microlight training Syllabus can be downloaded here (link)
> Tuition on school aircraft QTM flex wing - £105 per hour.
> Tuition on school aircraft C42 fixed wing - £115 per hour.
> Dual/solo tuition - on own aircraft flex/fixed - £70 per hour.
> Ground School - £25 per hour.
> Written exam - £30.
> Refresher Nav training course - call for prices
> GST £100 + aircraft hire at hourly rate.
> Inspection/permit renewals from £100.
> RT Courses (Radio) - from £150
Please ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking. Also note the maximum allowed weight is 14.5 stone for the Flexwing aircraft and 15.5 stone for the Fixed wing aircraft MAX.
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Air experience flights
Whether you want to take to the skies yourself, or present someone with a truly amazing gift for those special occasions.
Take the controls of the microlight with your experienced instructor or simply sit back and have an air experience flight like no other - in a flexwing microlight or a fixed wing microlight.
You can purchase an air experience voucher below and you will receive one of our vouchers in the post.
30 mins air experience flight £69
60 mins air experience flight £129
Please ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking, also note the maximum allowed weight is 14.5 stone for the Flexwing aircraft and 15.5 stone for the Fixed wing aircraft MAX.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft thro' footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew -
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.