Aviation South West Ltd
So you want to be a pilot?
A few thoughts about what is involved.
1. The medical. We would strongly advise you to go to a CAA Doctor and get your medical before you start to fly. This is because if, for any reason, you failed the medical all your expense in flying would have been wasted. You need a class one medical for a commercial licence, but a class two is fine for a private licence. For the price of this check with your nearest CAA doctor (we can give you the 'phone numbers as necessary).
2. The JAA Private Pilot's Licence.Your next step is to get your PPL. This requires a minimum of 45 hours flying, ground school as necessary, 6 written examinations, and R/T test. Our package price for this is £8240, which includes everything except your personal maps, study aids, landaway fees, and flight test. This is the most cost effective way of paying, but you are of course welcome to pay as you go or elect for the star rate system - see below.
3. Hour building. You need to have at least 150 hours of flying time before you start your commercial training. If you are paid up we offer an extra 10% on a credit payment of £1500 for hour building. As part of this hour building you may wish to consider the following add-ons:-
a UK IMC Rating - £3120 To include 15 hours flying training, ground school, and 1 written exam.
b Night Rating - £925.00 This package offers 5 hours flying on a Cessna 152 plus ground school. There is no test associated with this rating.
c Multi-Engine Rating- £2595. Six hours of flying training, seven 7 hours ground school, set text book and written exam included.
4. Written exams. For your commercial licence you need to take the written CPL or ATPL exams at a Groundschool. Ring or email us and we'll tell you all about it.
5. JAR Modular Commercial Pilots Licence - £5825. 25 hours flying, including ground school as necessary. This will give you your commercial licence.
6. Instrument Rating.- £11500 Once you have your CPL(and sensibly your twin rating) you need to get your IR. Most people find this the hardest part of the training, so be sure that you are really happy with whichever school you go to do it. We hope you will come to us!.
7. Flying Instructor Rating.- £7415 Armed with all those qualifications it is important that you keep flying and gain experience. Airlines are especially keen to see applicants with instructor ratings and experience, so you may well wish to go for the FI(R). We offer a tailor made in-house course for just £5995 including the pre-entry flight test.
Pay as you go.- For pay as you go prices see our separate price list.
About the School. We are CAA approved for a number of professional courses. We operate from an airport that is big enough to have full ATC and Instrument services but small enough to be friendly and helpful. All our training is carried out to the best possible standard and, we hope, with the utmost good humour (i.e. we're slightly mad but doggedly professional). Apart from study books and land-away fees there are no other charges - even the coffee and tea are free.
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