Learning to Fly

Microlight Course Syllabus

 This is the full syllabus for the NPPL microlight qualification. Depending on your availability this can be completed in between 4-6 months.

 Summary of the syllabus for the N.P.P.L. microlight flight training

 Ex No. Exercise Description


Part 1 1. Aircraft familiarisation

2. Preparation for flight

3. Air experience

4. Effects of controls

5. Taxiing

6. Straight and level

7. Climbing

8. Descending

9a. Medium level-turns (up to 30 bank angle)

9b. Climbing and descending turns

10a. Slow flight

10b. Stalling

11. Spin awareness

12. Takeoff and climb to down wind

13. The circuit, approach, and landing/overshoot

14. Advanced turning (up to 60  bank angle)

15. Unusual and dangerous attitudes/conditions

16a. Forced landings, with/without power

16b. Operation at minimum level

17a. First solo

17b. Solo circuit, local area, and general flying consolidation to GST (General Skills Test) for microlight PPL

  local flying not further than 8nm from take-off site

 hours as required to complete minimum of 15 hrs total flying experience (excluding GST) and including minimum of 7 hrs solo

17c. Dual revision for GST Part 2

18. Pilot navigation.

Navigation Training to unrestricted license

  Navigation training (at least 3hrs of which MUST be solo). To include two 40 nm total distance each, solo cross-country flights, during each of which, the student landed at least at one other site.  One site must be at least 15nm away from the take-off site at which the flight began.  The two solo cross-country flights must be flown over different routes and different sites. Note:- Before full license can be issued, or removal of limitations from 'restricted' license, 25hrs total flying time must be gained (Excluding GST). More info on learning to fly