When considering undertaking a course of this nature, you must be fully aware of the following facts:
The equipment listed as included in the price is all you will need to complete the PPL course and, unless stated as being on loan, it is yours to keep.
Accommodation (if required)
We use a number excellent of B&B establishments in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Details are available on request.
You may start training without a valid Medical Certificate, but you will not be allowed to fly solo until you have a Class 2 Certificate issued by a CAA approved Medical Examiner. It would therefore make sense to undergo the medical examination before commencing training. A list of medical examiners' names, addresses and contact numbers is available on request.
This is the practical flying test that takes place at the end of your training and provided you have successfully completed all your ground examinations. The Skills Test is conducted at Lydd by the resident examiner approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. You will use a Club aircraft for the test and pay for it at the current Private Hire Block rate. The Skills Test takes, on average, 2 hours.
You will have to take a practical radiotelephony test. This may be conducted within the Lydd Aero Club facilities at Lydd Airport.
Lydd Aero Club is an approved Examination Centre so you will sit the written exams and get your results at the Club.
Most people pass their exams at first sitting. If you fail a paper, you may take it again at the Club. You are only allowed three attempts. Any further re-sits beyond that have to take place at the CAA Headquarters by Gatwick Airport, though this would be a most unusual occurrence.
Licence Issue Fee
Your PPL will be issued by the CAA, Flight Crew Licensing, at Gatwick. We will help complete the application. You will need to pay the applicable fee (currently £146) directly to the CAA.
Payment for this packaged course must be made in full prior to commencing training and can be by cheque, cash, credit or debit card.
The “Fast Track” PPL package, once purchased, is non-refundable.
The price paid will be held for a period of 6 months. If the student has not completed his course after 6 months, Lydd Aero Club may increase the package cost, pro-rata.
If the student has not completed his course 12 months after purchasing the package, Lydd Aero Club may increase the package cost, pro-rata, in respect of all increased costs.
If the student has not completed his PPL course 24 months after purchasing the “Fast Track” package, the maximum allowable term will expire and no refund will be made by Lydd Aero Club.
It is perfectly possible to complete the full PPL course in 45 hours and take all exams inside six weeks. Nevertheless, a fundamental ingredient to meet these targets is the student's application, dedication and determination to learn. If you chose this intensive training route towards a Private Pilot Licence you must be prepared to put in 5 to 6 day's a week at the Club. All subject to weather conditions.