Blackbushe aviation

The Light Aircraft Pilots License (LAPL) is a private licence where the holder can act as Pilot In Command (PIC) on single-engine piston aeroplanes up to a maximum take off weight of 2000 kg, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers not including the pilot.

The course consists of nine theory subjects which can be learned self-study or through our regular study seminars and briefings, and a minimum of 30 hours flying training consisting of dual and solo flight including solo cross country flights to other airfields.

The minimum age to collect your licence is 17 and the minimum age for solo flight is 16. You can commence training at any age.

A LAPL requires a valid LAPL medical which you can get from a visit to an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

Your LAPL will allow you to fly daytime in visual conditions (VMC), which means you cannot fly in cloud. You can add a night rating to your LAPL. If you want to achieve further ratings, such as an Instrument rating (restricted) IR(R) or a full IR you will need to train for the PPL.

Training starts from £192 per hour and discounts are available.  Please email or call for more details.


A perfect Christmas present, the joy of flight.
Buy your loved one the perfect Christmas present this year with a trial flight in a light aircraft. Take the contriols and experience what it is like to be a pilot.

30 minute trial lessons £120, many more available including aerobatic. > more
Slingsby Firefly joins the fleet!
We have a new aircraft in out fleet a beautifil Slingsby Firefly G-CIKS. Book a flight now! > more
New 2017 Charts out now
The New Half Mil Southern Charts (Edition 43) are out now.  They contain a few changes including some new VRPs, radio mandatory zones and small changes to airspace around the South Coast.
£15 as usual. > more
New 45 minute trial lessons from £165
New to Blackbushe Aviation! 45 minute trial lessons. This gives you time to really get to grips with the aircraft and experience a full lesson. Lessons initially last around 45 minutes flight so you will have a good idea what the PPL course will be like. Prices from £165 all inclusive. > more
Blackbushe Aviation Clothing Range now in stock!
Our NEW Blackbushe Aviation clothing range is now available to purchase in our shop!

Flight Bag - £15
HiVis - £15
Hat - £10
Pen - £1.50
BBA/Remove before Flight keyring - £5

Whilst stocks last! > more
Online booking system now LIVE
Online booking system is now LIVE

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