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Freedom Aviation is proud to offer some of the best value flying in the South of England. Below we have tried to give you a rough idea of the costs involved in learning to fly. Remember that not all students will complete the course in the minimum hours. You’ll also need to factor in landing fees (approx. £150 for a PPL) and that all important bacon sandwich and cake!


Minimum hours requirements are as follows:


EASA PPL Course - 

EASA LAPL Course - 

IR(R) Course - 

Night Rating - 

Tailwheel Training - 

Aerobatics Course - 

Safety Pilot Course - 

Trial Flying Lesson -

Flying Instructor Course (Flying) - 

Flying Instructor Course (Groundschool) - 

Class Rating Instructor Course (Flying) -

Class Rating Instructor Course (Groundschool) - 



45 hours

30 hours

15 hours

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

7 hours

1 hour

30 hours

125 hours

3 hours

30 hours




Costs - from November 2019


PA28 and Citabria hire:  £155 per hour (includes one landing at home base)

Trial flights in PA28: £195 or Citabria: £200 for one hour


Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) training is conducted in the Piper Warriors.


Touch and Go’s:  £5 each 

PPL/LAPL Instructor:  £40 per hour

Examiner/Instructor, Dave Jelly: £60 per hour

Tailwheel/Aerobatics Instructor: £45 per hour (minimum of £40)

IR(R) Instructor:  £45 per hour

Examiner Initial Skill Test Fee:  £180 

Examiner IR(R)/Flying Instructor AOC or SEP Renewal/Revalidation Fee:  £160 

Aero Medical Check Flights: £60 per hour


Night Rating:  £1500

Includes 5hrs aircraft hire, instruction and all landings including 5 full stops.


Flying Instructor Course: £9,400 (includes training manual, groundschool, aircraft hire, all landings during the course)

Class Rating Instructor Course: £1,800 (includes training manual, groundschool, aircraft hire and all landings during the course).


Ground School:  £60 per day

PPL/LAPL Exams:  £30 each

Ground School inc exam at the end of the day: £90 per day


The class size is small for a ground school day, however if you prefer 121 tuition this can be arranged, please ask for further details and costs.


PPL Pack: £310 includes flight bag, Pooley's PPL books 1-7, Pooley's Flight Guide, CRP5 flight computer, kneeboard, plotter, ruler, protractor, pens and Freedom Aviation log book


Membership: £80 per year (Our membership year ALWAYS runs in line with the release of the CAA Southern England chart)


Membership includes a free CAA Chart and Freedom merchandise, these can be collected from the Ops Room when you join.


Aircraft consultancy: £60 an hour