Blackbushe aviation

The Private Pilots Licence (PPL) is a private licence which entitles you to fly as Pilot in Comand (PIC) of a single engine piston aeroplane up to a maximum take-off weight of 5700kg, in any European country, for private and recreational purposes.

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 45 hours flying training consisting of dual and solo flight including solo cross country flights to other airfields. The PPL also covers basic radio navigation (VOR and NDB) flying and instrument appreciation.

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 PPL requires a class 2 medical, which you can get from a visit to an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

Your PPL comes with a single engine piston class rating and allows you to fly daytime in visual conditions. You can train further to get your night, instrument or multi engine ratings.

Training starts at £190 per hour. Discounts are available, call or email to discuss.


Amy has arrived!
Our brand new Sonaca 200 is here ! We are the first flying school in the UK to have this aircraft. We are now just waiting for the CAA to conduct a survey and she will then be available to train in , or to have a go in if you already have a PPL. Watch this space!
New structured Hour Building Packages
Structured all inclusive hour building packages available from £2750 for 25 hours.
Be fully ready for departure for your CPL training! > more
Aerobatic flights £130
Experience loops, barrel rolls and stall turns in a thrilling half hour experience in our Cessna 152 Aerobat > more
Full Time Flying Instructors Wanted


We are a thriving flying school and club with an exciting growth plan. We have ATO status for PPL, CPL and FI courses and will soon be approved to conduct IR and Multi training.

We are looking for a full or part time unrestricted Flying Instructors to work with us on our expansion plans. The successful candidates will be motivated, friendly, professional and enjoy working with a broad range of students. CPL, IR and Multi instructor certificates would be very helpful too!


Phone Steve, CFI, on 01252 877727 for a chat.

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