Unlike the professional licences (i.e. CPL, ATPL and IR) where a certain study time, both private and instructor led, are mandated the ground school for the issue of PPL, LAPL and NPPL can be completed by self study. Depending on your ability to assimilate the information this may take up to 100hrs. Some students’ learning style lends itself better to 100% self study and some prefer some instructors less sessions.
Andrews’ Aviation offer 1:1 or group Ground School instructor led sessions on either individual subjects or as a full time 30 hour course over 5-days to complement your self-study. Take a look at our fees page to decide what’s right for your learning style.
EASA LAPL/PPL Theoretical Knowledge subjects are defined in Part-FCL and include the following subjects:
– Air law;
– Operational procedures;
– Human performance;
– Principles of flight;
– Aircraft general knowledge;
– Flight performance and planning and
The National Private Pilot Licence syllabus is found here. Section 3 defines the Theoretical Knowledge Subjects which follows the same format and syllabus of the EASA PPL/LAPL defined above.