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Why Learn to Fly?

Learning to fly can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can undertake, whether you wish to go on and have a career as a civil aviation pilot or just want to fly light aircraft for fun, we’ve taught people of all ages from all walks of life.  This guide will walk you through some of steps you need to take to achieve your goals and start flying high!

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Getting started with learning to fly

Learning to fly can be a long process and requires a commitment to your training,  if you’ve never flown before or are not sure what’s involved why not try one of our taster flight sessions to get a sense of what it’s like at the controls of a light air craft.

Alternatively if you know you want to take up flying and are willing to invest the time and money required, then you will not regret it.  Our instructors have decades of experience with all types of aircraft and are totally committed to helping you get the most from your training. That’s why we’re considered one of the best places to complete your pilot training.

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The types of pilot license

The type of license you pursue is dependent on the type of aircraft you want to fly and whether you plan on becoming a commercial pilot in the UK or abroad.

At GoFly’s flying school we offer paths for both light aircraft license known as the LAPL as well as a PPL.

For more info we’ve put together a detailed guide on costs and course format for both on our product pages to help you make your decision. Alternatively get in touch and our team will be more than happy to help talk you through the process of learning to fly here at GoFly.

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Our pilot training process

Whether you start out from a young age wanting to be a pilot, or perhaps have just decided to give yourself a new challenge, we’ve been there.

Learning to fly, takes care, attention, and practice. Our pilot Instructors all remember what it was like to start out, which is why our customers benefit from their shared skills and experience. Guiding you through all the steps that you need to qualify and gain your own license.

The types of training and costs can all be found on our flying school page.

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The exam process

Depending on the licence you want qualify for, whether it is PPL, LAPL, Night flying or IMC the process does differ. Regardless of which Pilots licence you want, each section of learning is broken down into manageable sections.

Learning and studying in this way gives you the best opportunity to learn, study and qualify to become a pilot.


After you qualify as a pilot

Once qualified as a pilot the world is your oyster (single engine aircraft).  As a newly qualified pilot there will be very few parts of the UK that won’t be accessible.  If you want to fly across to Europe and explore the continent taking passengers, you’ll be able to do that also.

Of course there will always be the next step, flying further in larger aircraft, expanding on your training with extra tuition such as our night flying course or if you know someone that will be flying with you, try our right hand companion training.

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Common Questions about Flight Training

Depending on the route you take to get in the air, we offer a wide range of flying lessons, to suit all budgets and tastes.

Learning to fly can be fun and exhilarating, at GoFly’s flight school we offer training for people who have no experience to professional pilots who wish to expand their skills. Our guide – learn to fly – takes a complete look at all the details you will need to know!

Alternatively get in touch and one of our team will be able to help determine the best pilot training solutions for you.

Depending on the individual, learning to fly can vary, but on average it can take from 18 months to two years.

Our work horse is the Piper 28 Warrior built by Piper aircraft, considered by many as one of the best planes of for new pilots to learn.

The two types of pilots license training we offer at GoFly are the light aircraft pilots license (LAPL) and the private pilots license (PPL).  If you’re not sure which is for you checkout our guide that details everything you need to learn to fly and covers both licenses in more depth.