The National Private Pilot License – NPPL

The National Private Pilot License (NPPL) allows you to be Pilot-In-Command of an aircraft for any non-commercial purpose. The NPPL can only be used within the United Kingdom

The NPPL does not require a Class 2 Medical and hence ideal for those who cannot qualify for a Class 2 medical.

With this license, one can fly microlights and other non-EASA aircraft including:

Vintage aircraft
permit-to-fly aircraft
kit-built aircraft
Microlight
Simple Single Engine Aircraft (SSEA)
Self-Launched Motor Glider (SLMG)

With this National Private Pilot License, you can:

  • Fly for fun and recreation
  • Take your family and friends for flying
  • Fly members of the public for Charity as part of fund-raising activity

Minimum requirements to obtain a Private Pilot License are:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently
  • Medical requirement:
  • declaration of medical fitness by the pilot
  • Countersigned by their UK Licensed general practitioner (GP)
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Group 1 car driving medical standards
  • Pass 5 theoretical exams
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience under CAP 804
  • Pass a skill test administered by a CAA approved examiner. This includes a flight test and oral exam

While the minimum required time for the National Private Pilot License is 32 Hours, the national average to complete the Private Pilot License ranges approximately between 45 and 55 hours.

The NPPL restricts from gaining IMC and Night ratings.

Course Duration: It is a self-paced course. Usually 12+ Weeks*

* Subject to flying weather availability, individual student aptitude, frequency of flying.

If you would like additional information on course price and relevant details, please contact us.