Student Pilot Courses

 

These Courses teach you everything you need to know to pass the theoretical exams required for the Private Pilots Licence for Aeroplanes. Some of these courses are also common to the Private Pilots Licence for Helicopters..

On-line study is a great way to gain the necessary knowledge if you're a busy person. Even if you're not, this method of study may well suit your learning style. (Other ways of learning can be found here).

For all of the subjects, you can subscribe to either a FULL COURSE, or opt to just subscribe to our TEST & EXAM ACCESS question bank. You will need to Register first, then Login, and then information is available from Buy a Subscription.

Using our subscription service, we've made it straight forwards and simple with a fixed price per month per subject. Should you need help working out how to go about the process of studying for your basic theoretical knowledge exams for the Private Pilots Licence, we suggest you see our Guidance for Student Pilots - How to Study page.

Registration and subscription is an easy process, and you will then have immediate access to completely up-to-date material, that is kept up to date.

You have access to "Ask an Instructor" for any of the courses you subscribe to.

It may be that you only need to study for individual subjects, or it may be that you need to study for all the subjects for the Private Pilots Licence. Either way, our simple pricing structure allows you to buy what you need, when you need it! All this enables you to meet the Requirements placed upon you, under which you must complete all of your studies.

Each of the following details all of the subjects which must be studied and for which the official theoretical knowledge exam must be passed. The links below will take you to a brief description of what the course entails, plus a (low resolution) preview.

Air Law & ATC Procedures
Air Law & ATC Procedures
You will need to know all about the law affecting flight, aircraft and people which includes amongst other things the "Highway Code" of the air. You'll be pleasantly surprised with our refreshing logical approach to this subject.

Operational Procedures
Operational Procedures
Learn all about the procedures that we must use as pilots to ensure standardisation and safety.

Aircraft General Knowledge
Aircraft General Knowledge
A technical knowledge helps in problem determination when things go wrong, and backs up the "why" we do things in Operational Procedures.

Principles of Flight
Principles of Flight
Having an understanding of the fundamental theories in how flight is achieved goes a long way to determining your practical handling of the aircraft.

Meteorology
Meteorology
We share the sky with the weather. This important subject is key to understanding how to keep safe and operate the aircraft and pilot within their limitations.

Human Performance & Limitations
Human Performance & Limitations
To Err is Human. We need to understand how we all "Err" to hep avoid this in flight. Learn how to recognise impending errors, and what processes we can put in place to help prevent our natural ability to go wrong.

Navigation
Navigation
We teach you all the theory, plus all the tips and tricks to help make your life easy in this comprehensive course that includes tuition on how to use the "whizz wheel" (pilots flight computer).

Communications
Communications
Radio Communications is a key part to your flying. Learn how to sound professional by following the correct procedures and using the correct terminology. We even teach you how to pass the Communications Practical exam as well as the written exam.

Flight Performance & Planning
Flight Performance & Planning
Putting it all together. This subject covers many aspects of other courses, but is a requirement in its own right including weight and balance, and aircraft take-off, climb, cruise and landing performance calculations. You'll be a dab hand at the "whizz wheel" after this course.

Other Courses of Interest

 
You may also be interested in the following courses as part of your basic training:

Infringement Avoidance
Infringement Avoidance
 FREE COURSE! 
Be Proactive! Infringements are on the increase, causing a major issue, and is the biggest single threat to the freedom of General Aviation. Learn all about how not to become a statistic and how to keep your licence intact BEFORE it happens to you!

Best Navigation Practices
Best Navigation Practices
Everyone thinks navigating is easy these days with GPS. However, this course brings you right to the top of your game with better techniques and how not to fall into bad practices that tend to come back and bite you at the most inconvenient moment!. You'll learn techniques here that will save your bacon one day.

IMC-IR(R)
IMC-IR(R)
Add this rating to your existing licence to allow you to fly IFR and perform instrument approaches into airfields in the UK.

Night Rating
Night Rating
To fly at night, you need an additional rating. We teach you all about the knowledge required right here.

 

An overview of all course packages we offer is available from our Courses page.

If there is anything unclear in any of our study options, please contact us.