Pilot Training and learning to fly At Carlisle Flying School

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Carlisle Flying School operated by Border Air Training Ltd, is well placed to provide flying lessons for Carlisle and easily accessible from Southern Scotland, The North East and Newcastle. The perfect venue to learn how to fly.

Here at Carlisle Flying School we’re proud to provide a professional and friendly flying school with more than 20 years experience in flight training.

At Carlisle Flying School we offer a number of pilot training courses :

Details of these can be found by clicking on the page links at the bottom of this page.

 

Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL). The European Aviation Safety Agency(EASA) Light Aircraft Pilots Licence(LAPL) allows the holder to fly a fixed wing aircraft, with passengers, in European airspace during the day in visual weather conditions and by Night once a Night Rating has been obtained. No other additional ratings that can be added to an LAPL, however the shorter training course and more relaxed requirements makes it perfect for the casual pilot. An LAPL can easily be converted to an EASA PPL later on with additional training. The course consists of 30 hours flight training, with the following minimum requirements:
  • 15 Hours dual flight instruction
  • 6 Hours supervised solo flying
  • 9 Hours of other flying, dual or solo as required
  • Including 3 Hours of solo cross-country navigation

In addition the student must also complete 9 written exams in the following subjects:

  • Air Law.
  • Aircraft Technical
  • Communications.
  • Flight Planning and Performance.
  • Human Performance and Limitations.
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • Operational Procedures

You can sit all of the written examinations in house. When your training is complete, a final flight test flown with one of our friendly examiners is the final step towards your Private Pilots License.

Private Pilots Licence (EASA PPL). The European Aviation Safety Agency(EASA) Private Pilots Licence(PPL) allows the holder to fly fixed wing aircraft, and passengers, anywhere in Europe and can also be easily converted to be used anywhere else in the World. Furthermore the EASA PPL can be upgraded for use with larger and more complex aircraft and for flight at night or in instrument weather conditions. The course consists of 45 hours flight training with the following minimum requirements:
  • 25 Hours dual flight instruction
  • 10 Hours supervised solo flying (Including 5 Hours of solo cross-country navigation.)
  • 10 hours of other flying, dual or solo as required

In addition the student must also complete 9 written exams in the following subjects:

  • Air Law.
  • Aircraft Technical
  • Communications.
  • Flight Planning and Performance.
  • Human Performance and Limitations.
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • Operational Procedures

All the written exams are multiple choice and we provide ground school to help you through your exams. You can sit all of the written examinations in house. When your training is complete, a final flight test is flown with one of our friendly in house examiners.

The Night Rating. Allows you to fly during the official night hours defined as beginning 30 minutes after sunset, and ending 30 minutes after sunrise. The Night Rating can prove an invaluable addition to your licence by providing a safe means of reaching your destination if delayed during flight, ultimately making your journey safer with fewer time constraints.

In order to apply for the Night Rating, the applicant must complete a minimum of 5 hours night training in aeroplanes. There is no written examination and since it is a de-restriction to your current licence ratings there is no skills test to complete.

The IMC Rating. Allows you to fly in instrument meteorological conditions, which include low visibility and operating within cloud.

As of June 30th 2012, under European regulations, training towards the application of an IMC rating will no longer be conducted as it is due to be replaced by a comparable alternative. Please contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

Mountain Flying. This course provides training in the techniques required to operate safely in and around mountainous terrain and offers some of the most spectacular flying experiences available.

Our Mountain flying instructors act as accompanying pilots allowing you to fly all of the sorties as pilot in command. The course covers a wide range of skills including; flight planning, aircraft and human performance, weather conditions and phenomena, specific mountain flying techniques and emergency handling.

 

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