PPL Training

There is no better place to start than from the beginning. You may find that there is a lot of information and things that you never thought would be possible or existed.

PPL training will cover:

  • Straight and level flight
  • Turns, climbing and descending
  • Stalls
  • Circuits
  • Departing and re-joining an ATZ
  • Checklists
  • Radio work
  • Failures

There can be a lot of knowledge to take on board with each and every part of a PPL course, knowledge that you never knew existed. We will make your aviation knowledge go a long way.

To start your PPL training you will undergo observation during a trial lesson, so that we can establish where work is required. This is not training from a beginner’s point of view, but training that will make your flying and understanding a lot neater. You will come out a better prop pilot knowing a lot more than you thought existed. Don’t turn a blind eye on the piston aircraft just because they only fly at 100kts and cruise at 4,000ft. I strongly recommend and would advise on our PPL training as there is a lot to learn and much to gain.

If you want to be introduced to prop planes let us know we will take you out on a cross country or out into the local area. We will introduce map reading and manoeuvres. You will be surprised how fun small aircraft can be and what is involved.


Navigation is one of the harder subjects to learn. There is allot to learn regarding navigation and can be quite an effort to keep on top of everything. A pilot must fly the plane whilst navigating his/her way around the skies ensuring that conduct of flight is safe, on track and efficient whilst following the relevant flight rules.

This section of Your training will concentrate on VFR flying not IFR, as IFR is mainly covered in IMC training. Although we will touch on radio navigation also. The requirement for a pilot to navigate from A to B will involve allot of thinking and some calculations. 75% of navigation starts off on the ground, we all call this Pre-Flight-planning. Allot of time and thought will go into the planning of flight many different aspects have to be considered. Such as wind, weather, height, fuel, route, controlled airspace and much more.

Navigation training will cover:

  • Navigation-Training
  • Flight Planning
  • Vertical Navigation
  • Direction
  • Time
  • Speed
  • Flight Logs
  • Navigation Technique
  • Getting Lost
  • Radio Nav-aids

Out of all our training we offer I would suggest this is the most exciting and realistic training that we offer. I would strongly recommend before training in this sector of aviation, to purchase an Aeronautical Chart 1:500,000. These can be found on the Pooleys site or can be purchased second hand from Ebay for a fraction of the price.

  Instrument Appriciation

Air travel becomes more reliable when the flight is not restricted by poor weather or darkness. This can be achieved with a correctly equipped airplane and an instrument rated pilot. The rated pilot and the instrument equipped airplane must be able to cope with restricted visibility because when flying through cloud, rain, mist, smog or snow, the natural horizon and ground features can be difficult or sometimes impossible to see.

IMC training will cover:


  • Instrument Flying Techniques
  • Radio Navigational Aids
  • Flight Planning
  • Instrument Procedures
  • Instrument Maneuvers

IMC will allow a pilot to fly out of site of the surface, except vectors and clearances without the worry of losing visual conditions, fly on instruments inside controlled airspace and fly with Air Traffic Services outside controlled airspace.

To sum this training section up, pilots will undergo observation and learn how to fly an airplane on instruments with and without the assistance of auto pilot. You will begin training in a small aircraft and go through the steps required to make your flight more enjoyable. Not all aspects of this training will be required, depending on your knowledge prior to training.

This course has been brought to you to make your FSX experience more enjoyable and to enhance you’re flying knowledge.

  Night Flying 

Night flying involves a mixture of visual and instrument flying skills. The take-off run at night for example, is made with visual reference to the lighting. However shortly after take-off there may be no visual reference points, this results in the pilot flying on instruments. In contrast, by day and in good weather conditions your attention can remain outside of the cockpit.

Even though there is not a rating for night flying as a PPL holder, there is a recognised training certificate.

  • Night Training:
  • Taxiing
  • Take Off
  • Circuits
  • Approach
  • Landing
  • Failures
  • Navigation

If you want to get the most out of night flying and you want to learn more, then book a lesson and we will pass on our knowledge. We will once again show you that there are still endless skills to adopt in the world of aviation.