Here at Whizzard we take our training very seriously, that’s not to say we don’t have fun! But we pride ourselves on the high standard of our training.
We are a Approved Training Organisation (ATO) which means we are fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to offer training from a private pilots licence (PPL) to a commercial pilots licence (CPL) and flight instructors rating (FI) with type conversions on the Robinson R22 and R44 and Bell 206 Jetranger.
If you just want to fly for pleasure then a PPL is sufficient, if you want to earn money from your flying then you need a CPL. More details of each of these licences can be found by clicking on the links to the left.
All training starts with a PPL, to progress to a CPL you need to build up 155 hours total time and gain a pass in all the commercial ground exams. The commercial flight training course consists of a minimum 35 hours flight instruction followed by a flight test with a CAA examiner. The next step is to become a flight instructor, for this you need a total of 250 hours. The course for this consists of 30 hours flying and 125 hours of ground school, and again a flight test at the end.
The hour building is the main fun part of your flight training, but we encourage all our pilots to follow our structured hour build course which will prepare them for their career as a commercial pilot. We also organise group trips ranging from away days to 2 to 3 day tours.
So what if you’ve never had a go before? Well below is a choice of trial lessons for you to choose from but be warned the ‘bug’ is very infectious!!