Become a Private Pilot - Learn to fly!

 

Skytrek offer qualified instructors with professionally maintained aircraft for flight instruction and self fly rental, ensuring a safe and effective learning situation for our students while adhering to safe practice and all applicable regulations. 

 

Quality training for future safe pilots is the objective of Skytrek Flying School. Working within the syllabus for the licence that you are working towards, our experienced instructors will tailor your training to suit you. Thorough and safe training of students we ensure the aircraft are operated carefully, safely and respectfully. Our reputation is built on providing well maintained aircraft at an affordable price for both training and rental.

 

As with other flying clubs, annual membership of the club is obligitory to either learn or self fly with Skytrek and brings many benefits including Licence revalidations, Pilot checkouts, Ground School, Competitions, Pilot Briefing Area, Self Fly Hire and Fly outs.

 

Here at Skytrek we can provide you with the one to one training you need to achieve the following licences and you can begin your pilot training with absolutely no previous experience. Our qualified instructors will guide you through the practical and theoretical aspects of the course until you obtail that PPL. One of the biggest factors in training is your aptitude and the speed at which you learn. 

Special Skytrek 5 hour Flying Starter Pack

The EASA Private Pilots Licence - PPL(A)

This is the most popular and flexible licence available and accepted worlwide.

 

  • Requires a minimum of 45 hours flying training

  • Allows the holder to fly VFR (Visual Flight Rules) by day and by night if a night rating is held.

  • The holder can if they wish add extra ratings e.g. Multi Engine Rating and Instrument Rating

  • The holder can fly within the EU member states and outside Europe.

 

EASA PPL Requirements 

 

  • 45 Hours flight training of which 10 hours must be solo flight time.

  • Class 2 Medical and Air law exam must be completed before your first solo flight 

  • Pass 9 multiple choice ground exams.

  • Complete a solo cross country qualifying flight which must be at least 150 nm landing at two aerodromes different from departure.

  • Pass the EASA Licence skills test.

  • Minimum age for flight training is 14 years old, for solo flight 16 years old and for licence issue 17 years old.

The LAPL Light Aircraft Pilots Licence - LAPL (A)

Not as flexible as the EASA PPL(A) for future ratings and is restricted to Europe only, but  meets the needs of most social pilots. You will only be licensed to act as Pilot In Command in the class and variant of aircraft in which you passed your skill test, unless you complete further training 

 

  • Requires a minimum of 30 hours flying training

  • Allows the holder to fly VFR (Visual Flight Rules) by day and by night if a night rating is held.

  • The holder can fly within the EU member states only.

  • Only carry 3 passengers as a maximum

  • Only for aircraft up to 2000kg MTOW

 

EASA LAPL Requirements

 

  • 30 Hours flight training of which 6 hours must be solo flight time.

  • LAPL Medical and Air law exam must be completed before your first solo flight 

  • Pass 9 multiple choice ground exams.

  • Complete a solo cross country qualifying flight which must be at least 80 nm landing at one aerodromes different from departure.

  • Pass the LAPL Licence skills test.

  • Minimum age for flight training is 14 years old, for solo flight 16 years old and for licence issue 17 years old.

The EASA PPL - Additional Night Rating

Some of the most rewarding and spectacular flights are at night. 

 

The Night Qualification is also one of the easiest and most straight forward ratings to obtain and makes it a favourite with newly qualified pilots.

 

The course consists of

 

  • 5 hours’ flight training (3 hours dual, including 1 hour cross-country navigation)

  • 5 solo takeoffs and full-stop landings.

  • There is no exam: your qualification will be granted upon satisfactory completion of the training on application to the CAA.

 

Once granted, your night qualification will remain valid for the duration of your licence. If you wish to carry passengers at night, you must have completed the appropriate number of both day and night time take offs and landings required by the CAA.

The EASA PPL - Additional IR(R) & IMC Ratings

When you have your PPL you can add some additional ratings

 

The Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) rating, which can be endorsed as an Instrument Rating (restricted), permits flight in a wider range of weather conditions, such as cloud and poor visibility.

 

An excellent way to build your pilot skills along with your confidence, it’s also likely to double your potential flying time, given the UK weather.

 

If you have an EASA or national UK aeroplane licence you can apply for this limited form of Instrument Rating however, it is not normally recognised outside the UK 

 

Pre-course requirements

You must have at least 4 hours of dual instruction in instrument flying, or satisfy the Chief Flying Instructor that your instrument flying is ‘at an equivalent and satisfactory standard’. In additon, you must have completed 25 hours post PPL flying before the rating can be issued.

 

Training

The course consists of

 

  • 15 hours of instrument training (2 hours may be in an appropriate simulator)

  • Pass a multiple choice written exam and an IMC skills test.

 

Qualification

Your IR(R) rating must be re-validated every 25 months, when you will be required to take a flight test. The the IR (R) rating is valid only within the UK. However, you may be able to exercise its privileges in other countries by prior arrangement.

 

The privileges of the IR(R) allow:

 

  • you to fly UK registered aeroplanes in UK airspace

  • flight in IMC outside controlled airspace, (in Class G) and IFR flight in Class D or E controlled airspace with appropriate permission

  • flight out of sight of surface with a minimum take off and landing in 1800m visibility

  • Let-down and Approach Procedures to published Decision Height or Minimum Descent Height and to undertake missed approach procedures.

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Skytrek Flying School, 

Rochester Airport, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9SD

 

Telephone  01634 200787 or email office@skytrekair.com    

      

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