Instructor Kevin Whitehead will answer all your questions when it comes to fixed wing microlight training in Scotland.
Who can learn to fly a microlight aircraft?
Anyone. Individuals who are reasonably fit and within the weight limits.
What will I need to gain my microlight pilots licence (NPPL)?
- Complete a minimum of 25hrs of flight training
- Complete a minimum of 15 hrs dual flight training with an instructor
- Complete a minimum of 10 hrs solo flight training which includes 5 hrs of solo navigation training, including two qualifying cross country land aways.
- Complete 5 ground school examinations, including Navigation, Meteorology, Air Law, Human factors and Aeroplane technical.
How much will it cost to complete the course?
Depending on the individual, the average cost of attaining your licence will be between £3,500 to £4,500 to complete the full course of training.
Students are charged for flight lessons based on ‘engine time’ (from engine start to engine stop). The current rate for a 1-hour lesson on a school fixed-wing aircraft is £135 pro rata.
All flight lessons include a pre-flight classroom briefing that will cover theoretical and practical elements of the upcoming air exercise. The pre-flight briefing takes approx 20 – 30 minutes and there is no charge for this classroom briefing.
There is a nominal charge of £30 for each ground school exam when taken. Where a student feels he needs supplemental ground school tutoring, this can also be arranged on an hourly paid basis.