We understand that learning to fly is a big commitment both financially and personally, so before commencing and committing yourself to any training we suggest (if you haven't already) that you try an air experience flight. The air experience flight is a one off lesson that contributes towards the gain of your license - but gives you the freedom to decide if you are comfortable with flying without incurring our club membership costs. Have a look at the different packages we have to offer here, or if you are certain you want to learn to fly then consider our different training options here and get yourself started!
Deciding which type of license is for you depends on your personal preferences and what you hope to achieve out of flying. If you are wishing to pursue a career in Aviation then we strongly recommend training for the full PPL (A). If on the other hand you wish to fly purely for sport & leisure then the LAPL (A) may be slightly more appropriate to your needs.
Choosing the correct aircraft for your training is an important factor to consider before commencing any training. Ideally, we aim to keep you in the same aircraft throughout your course for consistency, so making the right choice at the start is essential.
If you are unsure which aircraft is for you, please feel free to contact our ops staff or pop in for a visit and we can help advise you on which aircraft would be most suitable for you.
It is possible to complete all your flight training within a matter of weeks; but we generally suggest (allowing suitable time for bad weather and aircraft availability) learning to fly over the course of a year. With that said your training can be relatively flexible and worked around your lifestyle.
It is difficult to offer an exact cost of flight training as we understand that every student is different and will take different amounts of time to complete their training. On average though, most students will train from 30-60 hours before gaining their license. Prices start from £5400 for the LAPL, and £8100 for the Full PPL based on the minimum hourly requirements set by the CAA. Please download a copy of our current price list and send us a completed copy of our membership form to get enrolled at the flight school.
Exam to be Taken
|0-12||Basic Controls||CAA Medical|
|0-12||General Handling||Air Law|
|13-25||Basics of Navigation||Air Navigation|
|26-45||Cross Country Flying||Aircraft Technical|
|26-45||Instrument Flying||Principles of Flight|
|26-45||QXC Flight||Flight Planning|
|26-45||Radio Practical||Radio Practical Exam|
|26-45||Skills Test Practice||Skills Test|
Exam to be Taken
|0-10||Basic Controls||CAA Medical|
|0-10||General Handling||Air Law|
|11-20||Basics of Navigation||Air Navigation|
|21-30||Cross Country Flying||Aircraft Technical|
|21-30||Instrument Flying||Principles of Flight|
|21-30||QXC Flight||Flight Planning|
|21-30||Radio Practical||Radio Practical Exam|
|21-30||Skills Test Practice||Skills Test|
The TMG course consists of approximately 5 hours of flight instruction, with a further 2 hours of sufficient ground tuition, covering the following items unique to motorgliding:
Differences training is designed to account for the huge variety of different aircraft across the globe, many of which have very different systems and flight characteristics. Here at Devon & Somerset Flight Training we offer differences training for the following aircraft categories:
If you have any questions regarding differences training, please feel free to contact our operations staff our resident CFI on 01404 891643.
You've worked extremely hard, dedicated a lot of time and money into your flying and have earned your Pilots Licence. Congratulations! But, what can you do now? Oddly enough, that is a question that comes up more often that Pilots care to admit. Sure, once you've qualified, you'll want to take your family and friends up for a flight, but once you have done that, you may find yourself looking for a new mission.
The good news is that the adventures you have whilst you are flying are only limited by your own imagination. The freedom and endless possibilities that come with the title of 'Pilot' are the reason your learnt to fly. You may have your own dreams and goals, but here is what we believe every Pilot should try - consider it our own DSFT bucket list:
There is no better location to enjoy the privileges of your licence than flying above the beautiful West Country. Whether you are looking for a way to build up hours, or perhaps enjoy the adventure of flying with family and friends; we offer very competitive prices on our well maintained fleet of aircraft.
Take your flying to new heights with the number of courses we have on offer. Learn to fly at night, practice your instrument flying or convert onto different aircraft types with our differences training. Fly further airfield, even to another country, the skies are limitless.
Open all year round we have plenty to see and do. Regular flyouts, events and fly-ins make our aerodrome a friendly and welcoming place to visit. Should you have any suggestions, please feel free to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.