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Having successfully completed the Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) course the licence will be issued for a maximum of five years.

It will be valid for twenty-four months and then re-validated for a further twenty-four months subject to the following requirements:

  • 1 i) Within the three months preceding the expiry date of the rating, pass a proficiency check with an authorised Examiner on either a single-engine piston aeroplane (land) or a touring motor glider. OR
  • 1 ii) Within twelve months preceding the expiry of the rating complete twelve hours of flight time including six hours of Pilot-In-Command time and twelve take-offs and twelve landings. The twelve hours must include a training flight of at least one hour's duration with a Flight Instructor. This flight may be replaced by any other proficiency check or skill test for a class or type rating.
  • 2) If a single-pilot single-engine class rating has expired, the applicant shall complete a proficiency check.

IMPORTANT: A Certificate of Test or Certificate of Experience in your pilot's licence must be signed on completion of the above by an Examiner.

At the end of five years you will need to apply for re-issue of the licence. In order to exercise the privileges of any licence, the holder must be in possession of a current medical certificate.

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Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP

Tel: 01494 443 737

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About Booker Aviation

Booker Aviation has gained its reputation over nearly fifty years as an efficient, friendly and professional flight training organisation.

We offer full modular flight training packages from Private Pilot Licences, through structured hours building, Commercial Pilot Licences, Multi-Engine Piston Ratings and Instrument Rating courses.

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