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What are the Private Pilot Licence requirements?

  • Categories Entry criteria & eligibility
  • 17+ to submit an application. 18+ to commence training
  • Height between 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm) and 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm). Applicants outside of this may still apply but will need an ergonomic assessment
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Non-native English speakers must achieve level 5.5 individual and overall in IELTS or equivalent ICAO level 4 prior to start of training
  • If required, obtain / be able to obtain M-1 Student Visa for your flight training in the U.S.A.
  • Obtain / be able to obtain a UKCAA or EASA unrestricted Class 2 Medical depending on your chosen route. Read our guide here
  • Cut-e testing and competency interview
  • Selection is mandatory and consists of technical and non-technical elements. The technical elements will test skills such as numeracy and aptitude, with the non-technical element in the form of a competency interview

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