Training with Stars Fly:
Our instructors are all fully qualified and licensed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. All our aeroplanes have full dual control allowing the student or the instructor to fly. Flying is very much taught by practical experience, so in addition to the ground school briefings, you should expect to take the controls of the aeroplane on your first lesson, whilst building up to the more advanced skills such as take off and landing. During your course you will also fly 10 hours of solo.
If you are undecided which course would suit you, or are unsure whether flying is for you, why not book a trial lesson? If you do go on to train with us, this lesson will count towards your qualification.
Stars Fly Flying School offers a wide range of flying courses for those seeking to start a career as a pilot or simply those that wish to experience the joy of hands on flight. Our qualified and experienced flying instructors will guide you through all you need to know to master the sky. For detailed course breakdown, click on the course title you wish to find out more about above.
Private Pilots Licence (PPL):
The Private Pilots Licence entitles you to act as Pilot in Command of single engine piston aircraft carrying passengers on flights anywhere in the world. The minimum requirements to commence the course include a class II medical (which can be organised by Stars Fly Flying School, contact us for more information) and a basic school education.
Instrument Meteorological Conditions Course (IMC):
This rating enables the PPL (Aeroplanes) holder to fly with sole reference to instruments whilst carrying passengers within most UK airspace. The minimum requirement to commence this course is that you must be a current PPL (Aeroplanes) holder.
This rating enables the PPL (Aeroplanes) holder to fly at night with passengers. The course comprises 5 hours flying training to include a minimum of three hours with a flying instructor.
The Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL):
The LAPL is remarkably similar to the former UK's National NPPL. LAPL is sub-ICAO licence limited to to the EASA countries (European Union, Switzerland and a few other European countries) due to the reduced training and medical requirements and is separate from the standard PPL licensing structure.
It limits the holder to -
- Only in good visual/weather conditions, day or night (see night rating above)
- Maximum take off weight of 2000 kg
- EASA registered aircraft only
- Flight anywhere in the EASA-land
- Single engine aircraft types only
- TMG (touring motor glider) after minimum of 3 hours differences training
- Maximum of three passengers
Ground school courses are held most weekends, and weekdays by arrangement. These courses are great addition to the self study at home and most people obtain first time passes. Ground school classes are very popular and there are limited places available in each session. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
The ground school covers all seven subjects required for the issue of PPL or LAPL licences. These are as follows:
- Air Law
- Operational Procedures
- Communications (written and practical)
- Navigation and Radio Aids
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Principles of Flight
- Flight Performance and Planning
- Human Performance
A pass is required in each of the above subject before attempting the final Skills Test. The exams are of the 'multiple choice' type and pass mark is 75%.
If you have any questions on our courses or are simply finding it hard to decide which flying lesson or pilot training is right for you then please contact us where our friendly qualified flying instructors will be happy to answer your questions.