article 1c. revision date 21.02.07

Learning to Fly




There can't be many pastimes as satisfying as flying an aircraft whilst you're pilot in command and even fewer that provide such a sense of achievement during the learning process.

Learning to fly is not a difficult thing to achieve and far less costly than many other popular hobbies or sporting activities. The journey from complete beginner to qualified pilot is made by following a structured set of lessons at your own pace and according to your budget.

The usual starting point is a trial flying lesson which provides your first opportunity to try the controls and familiarise yourself with some of the aircraft's instruments. The majority of vouchers listed on this website are for this type of lesson.

 



Pilot's licences or certificates are issued in the UK by the governing bodies that are autorised by law for particular categories of flying machine. For example the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) covers Light Aircraft, Helicopters and Microlights* whilst glider pilot privileges are regulated by the BGA (British Gliding Association).

* In association with the BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN BODY OF THIS ARTICAL THAT COVERS DETAILS OF WHAT'S INVOLVED IN LEARNING HOW TO FLY IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED AND WILL BE RE POSTED WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.