Private Pilots Licence

Flying Companions Certificate

Night Rating

IR(R) Rating

NPPL Microlight

At Blackbushe School of Flying we can take you from your first introductory flight in one of our many training aircraft ( Piper Warrior PA28 or 2 seat Cessna 152 or Microlight C42 ) right the way through to gaining your full UK Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) or Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL).

You can pay as you go, or take advantage of a number of discounted packages for:

1. Training for a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL)
2. Licence Revalidations
3. Licence Renewals
4. Hirers

The discounted packages of hours include one off purchases which are suitable for gifts, introductory hours for students and are also popular for the purpose of SEP Licence Renewals. In addition to these, we offer a further range of packages through to the very competitively priced 45 hour ‘builder plan’ which requires 12 consecutive monthly payments. We would encourage you to either pop into see the AirFirst team or pick up the phone for clarification on all the available packages and benefits that we offer to help keep your licence current or commence flying lessons to achieve your licence.

Private Pilots Licence (PPL)

The basic UK Private Pilot’s Licence – or PPL for short – is based on a minimum of 45 hours flying. This can be purchased on a pay as you go basis or as a complete package.

Pay-as-you-go or opt for a package Guided every step of the way

Ground School

The studying and taking of ground exams, should be prioritised such that students commit to and complete most of the exams before carrying out too much practical training in the aircraft. Some of our students have committed to completing these exams during the first 10 hours of their practical training. Studying this way will give you a head start on fully understanding the basics as you put them into practice after reading about it, rather than trying to understand the exercise based solely on a ground briefing then looking it up in the books after a flight. Our Instructors are happy to give any guidance towards any of the subjects.

All of the ground exams must be taken before the final skills test can be flown.

In addition to one-to-one ground school, we also run group sessions.

Flying Companion’s Certificate

You may be a regular passenger in a light aircraft and worried about what you should do in an emergency, if anything ever happened to the pilot. With CoPilot we will give you the basics, teach you how to land the aircraft safely just in case the unthinkable was to happen.

AOPA endorsed course
10 hours flight instruction
Landing fees included

Night Rating

The Night Qualification is a great addition to your PPL. The course is a minimum 5 hours long, of which 3 hours must be completed with an instructor. You will also have to complete 5 take-offs and landings at night – solo.

Instructor + aircraft + fuel + Blackbushe ‘night’ landing + touch and go charges One – to – one ground school tuition

Instrument Rating (Restricted)

The IR(R) is unique to the UK and entitles the holder to exercise their privilege whilst in a UK registered aeroplane in UK airspace. The privileges include flying in certain IMC/IFR conditions, flights out of sight of surface with a minimum landing and or take of visibility of 1500m and also ILS and NDB procedures.

Three month temporary membership
15 hours dual IR(R) training in a Piper Warrior PA28
Blackbushe landings (up to 10 thereafter to be paid per landing).
ALL instrument approaches will be charged at published rates. Please enquire.

This could be the start of an exciting new adventure! Please call for any further information you may require.


Important Information

1. If you wish to discuss special requests such as post-dated start to the 6 months, slot availability or any health/mobility related issues please call Air First on 01252 870999 PRIOR to purchase.
2. Air First at Blackbushe School of Flying, requires a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation (refer to Terms & Conditions)
3. Vouchers and Money on Account are non-refundable.
4. Vouchers must be booked and flown before expiry date (30 min & 60 min vouchers 6 month validity)
5. There is a weight restriction of 15 stone for the 2 seater aircraft.