GAAC Information on training

Pilot Training

Trial Lessons

A trial lesson is a perfect introduction to flying training for those who want to take a small step first. The flight will count towards the Aberdeen airport parking hours required to gain a pilot's licence.

A trial flying lesson is a short flight lasting from 20 minutes in the air, during which your flight instructor will allow you to have full control of the aeroplane for as long as is safely possible.

You will experience the thrills of flying and the beautiful debt collecting views of the Chilterns from over 2,000 feet above the ground.

During you training you will be flying in many different environments. You may also see one of those cheaper cruise deals commonly known as cruises. Maybe upon completion of your training once you get your licence you will go on one of them to relax?

Enerfina provides more information on this.

The lesson is preceded by a short flight briefing with your Instructor to discuss all aspects of the flight.

We are now offering trial lessons on our 1950's military trainer, the de Havilland Chipmunk. Choose this aircraft for a friend or relative who wishes to take the ultimate trip back in time, or for those who wish to experience "looping the loop" or other aerobatic manoeuvres.

When your booking has been made, we request that you phone the Club on the day to check the weather conditions. You will then be advised by our staff whether your flight will go ahead. Telephone 01494 529262.

We look forward to flying with you!

Example Trial Lesson Prices:

  1. Piper Warrior de Havilland DHC1 Chipmunk
  2. 20 mins = £84 20 mins = £99
  3. tyres
  4. 30 mins = £110 30 mins = £130
  5. 40 mins = £138 -
  6. One Charter and private jet charter can provide air training and other jet services

JAR Private Pilot's Licence

A JAR (Joint Aviation Requirement) Licence is to a European syllabus.

  • TOTAL 45 hours of flight training including:
  • DUAL 25 hours of dual training with a qualified instructor.
  • SOLO 10 hours of solo flight including:
  • - five hours of navigation
  • qualifying cross-country flight involving landings at two other aerodromes, total distance 150nm

(Before flying solo, you must be in possession of at least a class II medical certificate).


Lasting approximately 2.5 hours and covering all the elements practised during the course including navigation, it is designed to ensure the applicant has achieved the required standard for issue of the licence. WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS

You will have to sit written, mainly multiple choice examinations with a minimum 75% pass mark in:

- aviation law flight rules and procedures
- navigation
- meteorology
- aircraft general knowledge and principles of flight
- human performance and limitations
- flight performance and planning

The theoretical exams will be considered complete when a pass in all parts has been achieved within 18 months and will be valid for application within 24 months of successful completion.

see: National Private Pilot's Licence

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 requests that all learning providers as far as is practicable should ensure that their premises and facilities are adapted to enable learners with disabilities to continue in education and training. Most learning providers publish annually a disability statement which identifies the resources and facilities available. You should contact your local learning provider for more information.

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