Flygaz From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
Hi guys. I took a few flying lessons in Florida on holiday a couple of years ago. I am looking to do my PPL now in the UK. I live in the North West and have been to see Chester and Liverpool flying schools and also MSF based out of Manchester International. Has anybody done any training with these schools or has any preference? Obviously it would be great to train out of a large international like MAN, but with that comes the increased cost.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2045 times:
I'm currently training for my PPL in the Midlands, so I can't comment on flying schools further north. However I would recommend you actually choose a quieter place than MAN to do your PPL! You will be subject to a lot of restrictions and as such the training would be longer and more expensive (i.e. flying circuits to fit in with airliners...). Also the landing fees are probably very expensive there. How much do MSF charge per hour including landing fees? Where I train it is £88 per hour with no landing fees, and it isn't very busy so we can do circuits, touch and gos etc whenever we like.
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Aerlingus330 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Quoting European (Reply 3): How much does it cost for one to get the PPL liscence? all the lessons ect?
It really depends on how much lessons you need and how experianced you are. The minimum amount of lessions that you need to get a PPL is 45 Hours. However, This is a minimum. Most people are not ready to take the Final tests (I think that there are over 20), untill they have done atleast 55 hours or more. Especially if you space the lessons out (eg. One every 2 weeks).
Price- Lets just say that you need 60 lessions before you do the Tests and the Lessons are £120 per hour. 60@120 each (60x120)= £7,200. And thats before you do the Tests. So, It is kind of expensive.