NOTICE: PPL examinations will be going online with the CAA in July 2020. It is expected that further study and large expansion of syllabus (possibly including Commercial material) will cause both examination fees and study time to increase considerably.
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Navigation: Aeroplanes & Helicopters
A private pilot operates primarily as the pilot in command of a single pilot aircraft. Consequently he is in reality not only a pilot, but a pilot navigator. It's essential therefore, especially during cross country flights that the pilot be able to apply all the correct practices to his navigational task in a timely manor without being distracted from flying accurate headings, airspeeds and altitudes. Developing this skill is the very essence of single pilot navigation and the foundation on which this skill resides is meticulous flight planning.
During our Navigation course, we aim to teach you every element of the theory underlying the pilot navigators art effectively and enjoyably. In order specifically to meet the PPL Navigation Ground School 'theoretical knowledge' requirements, our course also includes basic theory instruction in radio navigation aids. In order to be fully prepared for the examination, our course also cover the use of the CRP Flight Computer, popularly known as the 'Whizz Wheel’, the instrument most commonly used for PPL & ATPL examinations.
The course lasts for one day with the examination taken at the end. The PPL Navigation examination consists of 12 multiple choice questions which have to be answered within 45 minutes; requiring a pass mark of 75%.
All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.
Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years to allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, your examination fee(s) are refunded! What have you got to lose?
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Structured, high quality lectures covering all aspects of the PPL Navigation syllabus.
- The Earth
- CRP Computer
- Fuel Planning
- Radio Navigation
Enrol for all 9 subjects over 5 days and save nearly £200 on individual course prices!