Private Pilot Licence Training (PPL)
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This license is recognised worldwide and is the most common license people get. It entitles the holder to fly single engine aircraft as Pilot in Command in non-commercial operations on aeroplanes in the UK, and Europe.
The minimum hours required to gain your Private Pilot Licence consists of a minimum 45 hours flight training, which includes a minimum of 25 hours dual instruction and 10 hours solo flying. Within in the 10 hours of supervised solo flying, you will need at least 5 hours of solo cross country flight time and complete a cross country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) with 2 full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the departure aerodrome.
The hours stated are minimums set down by the Civil Aviation Authority. In practice, the hours taken to gain sufficient competence frequently exceed the minimum. National averages are between 55 to 65 hours.
The minimum age for starting the course is 14 years, you cannot fly solo until the age of 16, and the minimum age for the issue of the PPL is 17.