It can be difficult trying to study for the Private Pilot License (PPL) exams around your day-to-day routine to coincide with the opening times of a flying school. We offer a flexible solution.


3 Ways we can deliver the content to you:


  • At a mutual location (cafe, home, office etc.)

  • Online platform - our ‘virtual’ classroom

  • At our premises - Retford Gamston Airport












As part of the EASA Private Pilot License syllabus, you will need to complete 9 written exams:


Air Law

Human Performance



Operational Procedures

Principles of Flight

Flight Performance and Planning

Aircraft General Knowledge



We also cover the Instrument Rating (Restricted)/IMC Rating Exam.

Theoretical Knowledge

There is a minimum requirement for the amount of study dedicated to the Private Pilot License (100 hours total), we tailor this to you around your independent study. Whether it’s a quick ‘brush-up’ or an intensive day course to cover the entire subject, we can arrange to suit.


All exams can be completed with us using the the online CAA exam portal.


There is a requirement to pass all examination papers within a period of 18 months counted from the end of the calendar month when you first attempt an examination. 


Please contact us if you have any questions regarding PPL/IR (R) groundschool.