The National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL) was brought in before the CAA came under EASA and is still a very popular form of licence for the leisure pilot of today. Although there are some limitations there is a less strict medical and you are still entitled to fly solo or with passengers. Again reduced hours and requirements sees a reduction in the costs involved and can mean that licence is in your hand that little bit sooner. 95% of UK private pilots only fly in good weather and only in the UK, so there is no need for any license other than an NPPL. If you ever want to upgrade to the PPL, that can easily be done later.
Requirements for obtaining a NPPL:
- Minimum of 32 hours flight training which comprises of 22 hours dual and 10 hours solo
- One cross country flight of at least 100nm during which a full stop landing at two different airfields is required
- Passing all PPL multiple choice exams
If you would like to find out more about obtaining an NPPL please feel free get in contact with us and we will do our best to help.