You don't have to go through the whole Pilots Course, but if you get past the fixed wing stage, according to LASORS 2006
No. 1 ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL SERVICE ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING COURSE/UAS FLYING COURSE
Flying Training/Theoretical Knowledge Requirements
Graduates from the Service Elementary Flying Training Course (commenced November 2000 onwards) will be presented with a Course Completion Certificate by, No.1 Elementary Flying Training School, indicating FULL or PARTIAL accreditation towards the JAR-FCLPPL(A) requirements detailing either a fully completed accredited course or completed parts of an accredited course.
Sat 05 Aug, 2006
DEFTS is a Military Flying School tasked to train up to 130 Army and Royal Navy student pilots every year. It comprises 703 Naval Air Squadron and 674 Squadron Army Air Corps and is supported by a civilian contract with Babcock plc. DEFTS operates the Firefly T67M260 aircraft out of RAF Barkston Heath.
N o 1 EFTS is also responsible for providing Army flying grading at Middle Wallop and RAF Multi-Engine Lead-in (MELIN) at RAF Cranwell.
But I guess that the actual info required is where is the flying school with the cheapest rate to gain a PPL(A)?
I would compare prices around your area.
The AFA may seem a good convenient option, but their rates of Â£80/Â£84 per hour for the PA28/172 on tacho time, is a little more than the Â£73 per hour for the Robin HR200, 'chock time', at a local flying club here!
(Note: PA28 also Â£80 per hour, chocks. All prices from here include fuel, landing fees at resident airfield and VAT)
I know of guys completeing their PPL in both SA and the US. They carry out intensive courses over 4 weeks. Both pretty cheap at the moment with the strength of the GBP. Well worth it if you fancy spending your Summer leave abroad.
in 96 i started a PPL course with the RAF at Brize Norton, I was RE and got ren leave and free accomodation at Brize (on course see hehe) unfortunately i had to leave due to a family crisis after only one fecking day...never got to go back
dont know if they still do courses there, but in the end i got my PPL in the czech republic, dirt cheap and there are nowhere near as many airspace restrictions as in the UK
I go to the czech republic every month for a few hours in my Logbook and hopefully if the weather is good next weekend we have a trip planned from CZ to Croatia, if the weather's bad circuit bashing i suppose
yes the first few times i did engine failures I actually thought the instructor wanted me to land we got a slight tad lower than 50' excellent instructors though, I dont think people know what a rich aviation heritage CZ and PL have
If you do mate, take a day to fly down to Dvur Kralove nad labem (LKDK) northeast Bohemia the aeroklub is only about 35 km's from the polish border and they love visitors (im a bit of a celeb myself being the clubs own resident Englishman) and the food and beer are blooming marvellous (like Poland actually)