Frequently Asked Questions
A lot of common questions keep popping up on our trial flights, so here we’ll attempt to answer some of them. If after looking through these you still cannot find the question or answer you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to ask us!
Am I too old / young to fly?
You are never too old as long as you are reasonably fit and medically sound. As for too young…. you can start flying as soon as your feet reach the pedals, however you have to be 14 years old to have your hours logged into a log book to work towards a licence.
What are the medical requirements?
To train for a NPPL Licence you require a declaration of fitness from your GP, It’s very similar to the DVLA requirement to drive a car, other licences require a slightly more involved medical.
How fast can you go?
Light aircraft have an average cruise speed of 80-120 mph, however the latest ‘super ships’ are averaging cruise speeds well above that level.
How far can you travel?
This depends on several different factors, (people have flown around the world) as for distance anything from a local flight to a large cross country can be achieved.
How much does it cost to learn to fly?
This answer is open to debate and all depends on you, how often you get to fly, and your dedication to learn, on average a licence will cost £6,000.
Can you fly abroad?
Yes, members of the club regularly fly to European destinations.