PPL or LAPL
We currently offer the Private Pilot's Licence course (PPL H) or the Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence (LAPL H) in addition to type ratings for pilots who already have their Helicopter Pilot's licence.
There are differences between the two course PPL(h) and LAPL(h) which are explained by selecting either of the buttons below, the information on both of the pages breaks down the requirements to enter, complete and pass and then maintain the licence, however the flying lessons themselves are the same syllbus.
In a nut shell the LAPL(h) is for leisure pilots, and the PPL(h) whilst still very much a leisure licence, gives you options to go on to become a commercial pilot. (We currently don't offer the Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL H) training, but have a list of preferred partner companies who we would recommend for this course should you wish to go on to the CPL)
In the UK, a pilots licence for private flying can be issued after just 45 hours of flight training or flying lessons. There are other elements to the course too, such as the theory exams and being of the correct medical standard to hold the licence.