Before You Start

Overview

Taking flying lessons and earning your pilot’s licence is not as challenging as it may seem. Whether it is for the purpose of pursuing a career in aviation or as a hobby, obtaining your pilot’s licence and learning to fly is one of the most rewarding accomplishments.

There are two main private pilot's licences you can go for, the Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) and the Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence (LAPL). Which licence you train for is dependant on your motivation. Both have benefits, the PPL being less restrictive.

You must plan your training which will be factored by time, weather and cost. Also factor in your theoretical examinations which must be passed before the practical skills test can be taken.

Once you have your licence, enjoy the freedom of the skies!

Read about which licence you should go for here.