Guidance for those wishing to gain a pilot's licence
So you want to learn to fly?
In the UK there are many different types of recreational flying available, whether it is the traditional light aircraft, microlights, gliders, helicopters, balloons or even gyrocopters, there are many options to choose from that suit a range of interests and budgets.
Learning to fly is often one of the most rewarding things you will ever undertake. It is also a serious commitment, both on your time and money so it’s important to do your research and make informed decisions about your training.
Generally your training will include:
Some useful sources of information are:
Minimum age requirements:
Medical Standards - prior to starting training for any pilot’s licence it is worth considering the medical standards required.
Professional Flying - if you are interested in finding out more about making a living as a pilot click here.
If you want the exact requirements then you can download the CAA publication CAP 804 Flight Crew Licensing: Mandatory Requirements, Policy and Guidance.