To fly a Microlight aircraft in the UK, you need a National Private Pilot’s License (Microlight) known as the NPPL(M). Flying training follows the BMAA's NPPL (M) Syllabus, which is approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
The minimum number of flying hours to qualify is 25. This is much less than for conventional aircraft, so a microlight license can be obtained for about half the cost and in about 2/3 of the time. The training progresses through general handling, take-offs and landings, simulated emergencies and finally navigation training. Ultimately, you have to fly two solo “Qualifying Cross Country” flights to other airfields, to prove your ability to fly and navigate, then pass a “General Skills Test “ which is a bit like a driving test.
A. Training in a fixed wing school aircraft:
Fixed Wing Ikarus C42 £120.00 per flying hour.
Buy 10 hours in advance – get 10% DISCOUNT!
i.e. 10 hours GTR £105.00 x 10 = £1,050.00 Less 10% discount = £945.00
10 hours C42 £120.00 x 10 = £1,200.00 Less 10% discount = £1,080.00
That's the practical part done, but you must also pass five ground exams to prove you have a sufficient understanding of the theory subjects. Don't worry, the exams are relatively simple, with “multiple choice” answers. You tick the right box out of three options.
We offer Groundschool Classroom lessons to help you to integrate the theory and practical together. Learning to fly should be exciting, rewarding and enriching. We aim to make your training fun within a safe environment. Flying lessons are best taken in blocks of up to a week, flying two hours a day. If you can't find the time to do this then you can train on an “hourly” basis. (Most students do this).
B. Training in your own Microlight:
£80.00 per hour dual, £40 per hour solo supervision, whilst training for NPPL(M)
1:1 £30.00 per hour Ground exams £35.00 each.
General Skills Test (Flight test) £120.00 plus aircraft time.
Ground oral (Aeroplanes General Part 2) £40.00
N.B. We don't currently offer Flexwing Microlight Training
New students should study the Guidance Notes HERE to become aware of the structure, organisation and working practices at the school
Terms and Conditions
1. Weather Conditions and cancellations by us.
Flying Microlights is subject to safe and suitable weather condition. Please call your instructor to check your flight is going ahead, prior to setting off to the airfield. Be aware that weather forecasts are not always correct and weather conditions can change rapidly. This may cause your flight to be cancelled for reasons of safety. If your flight is cancelled, you will always be able to re-book it. No refunds will be given for flights cancelled due to weather.
2. Cancellations by you.
You must give 48 hours notice of cancellation of flying lessons, air experience flights (Including voucher flights) and groundschool lessons. Where 48 hours notice is not given, Airsports reserves the right to charge the full amount and no refunds will be given. We will always attempt to fill your vacant slot with another flight and where this can be achieved, there will be no charge..
"My flying first started with my lovely wife getting fed up with me being in the garden looking up at 3-axis and flex wing microlights flying overhead and saying " I'm going to do that one day ". So she bought me three hours of lessons with John Teesdale, training in a C42 three-axis microlight. I have to say that it changed my life completely!
John tends to put you at ease straight away and this in itself is a big boost to your confidence. Also the Flying Club is a friendly club and the other pilots are more than willing to help you in many ways. If I need any assistance or further information all I have to do is ask John and he is able to help straight away. I would consider John a friend as well as CFI."
"I trained with John, he is an experienced, knowledgeable and patient instructor, who will always help you with your flying should you need it."
"I had a great time learning to fly at Airsports Training. John Teesdale has enormous experience, so I know that I was always flying safely and the advice I received was totally reliable. The training aircraft are in top notch condition and models ideally suited to the novice pilot."
Full Sutton Airfield is only a few miles East of the historic City of York. The fantastic rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds, beloved of artist David Hockney, and the Yorkshire coastline including Flamborough Head, are all within an hour's flying time.
For further information please complete the enquiry box below giving as much information as possible and we will respond promptly.
Alternatively you can call John Teesdale,CFI, directly on 0759 5219309 or write to us at Airsports Training, Full Sutton Flying Centre, The Airfield, Full Sutton, York YO41 1HS