Private Pilot's LicenceS





Cubair offers courses of training for both the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and the Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The PPL is an internationally recognised licence. Following successful completion of a course of training at Cubair and after application to the CAA you would be issued with a PPL with privileges to fly a single engine piston aeroplane (land) as pilot in command. Subject to relevant training and further ratings the licence privileges may be extended to fly any aircraft type. The licence privileges may also be extended with additional ratings for instrument flying, aerobatics, night flying, mountain flying and glider or banner towing.

The LAPL is a UK only licence. The privileges of the holder of an LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as pilot in command of air on single-engine piston aeroplane or touring motor glider with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are always a maximum of 4 persons on board of the aircraft. Following successful completion of a course of training at Cubair and after application to the CAA you would be issued with a LAPL with privileges to fly a single engine piston (land) aeroplane.

The PPL course requires a minimum of forty-five hours flying training and the LAPL course requires a minimum of 30 hours flying training. There are ground examinations, covering a range of subjects including Aviation Law, Navigation, Meteorology, Principles of Flight, Airframes and Engines, Airworthiness, Instruments, Human Performance and Radio Telephony. Preparation for the written examinations is covered by a combination of self-study from textbooks and briefings from your instructor. Certain areas of ground training are required to have been completed at particular stages of your flying training. If you are planning an intensive course, it is best to get the majority of your ground studies and examinations completed before commencing your flying.

There is no time limit within which the flying has to be completed; you can spread your training over as long a period as you wish. However, we find that the longer the break between flying lessons the more overall flying time will be needed to attain the required standard. The course of flying commences with learning the effects of the various aircraft controls, then on to straight and level flight, climbing, descending, turning and stalling. Once the basic skills have been mastered your training concentrates on take-off, flying a circuit around the aerodrome and landing. When these skills have been learned, your instructor will leave you to fly the aircraft on your own, your ‘First Solo’. There now follows a period of consolidation of your flying skills before moving on to steep turns, forced landings, low-level operations, stalling, spin awareness, slow flight, instrument flying and cross-country navigation. At the end of the course there is a flight test called the “Skills Test” to be passed.



Medical Requirements

A medical certificate is required before solo flight can be permitted.  For the PPL a Class 2 Medical Certificate is required and for the LAPL, a LAPL Medical Certificate is required.  So long as you are generally fit this should not be a problem. Glasses or contact lenses are permitted within certain limits. The Class 2 Medical Certificate can be issued following successful examination by any one of a number of doctors authorised by the CAA as medical examiners (AME).  The LAPL medical certificate can be issued following a medical assessment conducted either by your own GP or an AME.

The AME that most Cubair pilots use is Dr Philip Ranger at Room 4, Aero 16. Redhill Aerodrome. Telephone 07486 664829 or 01737 823550 eMail philip@pilotsmedical.co.uk



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Private Pilots Licences

Private Pilots Licences

The Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) is an internationally recognised licence while the Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence (LAPL) is a UK national licence.  

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Instrument rating

The privileges of the PPL may be extended to allow flight by sole reference to instruments and to allow landing and take off in reduced visibility.  

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Night rating

Night rating

The privileges of the PPL may be extended to allow flight at night.  




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Aerobatic rating

Aerobatic RATING

Training for the Aerobatic Rating covers the aerobatic manoeuvres required to take part in Beginners class events organised by the British Aerobatic Association.  

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Tail wheel differences training

Tail wheel differences training

Pilots converting on to a tail wheel aircraft for the first time are required to complete differences training.  

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EFIS differences training

EFIS differences training

Pilots converting to an Electronic flight Instrumentation System (EFIS) equipped aeroplane for the first time are required to complete differences training  


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Trial Flying Lessons

Trial Flying Lessons

Trial flying lessons are a good starting point for those considering undertaking a full Private Pilots Licence course. They also make a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion.  

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self-fly aircraft RENTAL

Aircraft rental is available to suitably qualified and experienced pilots. 


Ground school

Ground school

Comprehensive briefing sessions covering ground examination and practical flying subjects available are in person or online.. 

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Please call in and see us to discuss your requirements or contact us by sending us an e-mail.

Contact Info

Address

The Old Squash Court,
Redhill Aerodrome,
Kings Mill Lane,
Redhill, Surrey,
RH1 5JY,

Email

info@cubair.co.uk

Phone

01737 822124