Principles of Flight
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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Principles of Flight: Aeroplanes & Helicopters
The Principles of Flight course covers all aspects of operating your aircraft in a safe manner to ensure that you stay within the confines of the manufacturers structural envelope for a given aircraft type.
Principles of Flight is a scientific subject but we demystify the complicated aspects and deliver the course using simple scientific principles, experiments and engaging anecdotes that directly relate to your flying lessons.
This course teaches you the theoretical and practical knowledge of aerodynamics, load factor, stalling, the four forces, flight controls, effects of weight, altitude & temperature for given aerial manoeuvres as well as comprehensive information related to stall and spin characteristics of typical light training aircraft.
The course lasts for one day with the examination taken at the end. The PPL Principles Of Flight examination consists of 12 multiple choice questions which have to be answered within 35 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 Principles of Flight syllabus.
- Four Forces
- Load Factor
- Flight Controls
- Stall & Spin
Enrol for all 9 subjects over 5 days and save nearly £200 on individual course prices!