NPPL Course Syllabus


Phase One:

Ex 1 Aircraft familiarisation

Ex 2 Preparation for flight and action after

Ex 3 Air experience

Ex 4 Effects of controls

Ex 5 Taxying

Ex 6 Straight & Level

Ex 7 Climbing Ex 8 Descending

Ex 9a Medium Level-turns (up to 30° bank angle)

Ex 9b Climbing and descending turns

By now, the student should have a reasonable level of competence in all general flying skills.


Phase Two:

Ex 10a Slow flight

Ex 10b Stalling

Ex 11 Spin Awareness

Prior to solo flight, student pilots must have a very high standard of competence at recovering safely from fully developed stalls


Phase Three:

Ex 12 Takeoff and climb to down wind

Ex 13 The circuit, approach, and landing/overshoot

Ability to take off safely, cope with emergencies, approach and land - in various circumstances


Phase Four:

x 14 Advanced turning (up (up to 60° bank angle)

Ex 15 Unusual and dangerous attitudes/conditions

Ability to control aircraft safely in steeper than normal angles of bank; recognition of the onset of potentially dangerous attitudes together with instinctive preventative action 


Phase Five:

Ex 16a Forced landings, with/without power

Ex 16b Operation at minimum level

Ability to select safe areas and set up good approaches to land following any power loss simulation. Acute awareness of dangers and rules associated with low flying.


Phase Six:

Ex 17a First solo

Ex 17b Solo circuit, local area and general flying consolidation to General Flying Test for the National Private Pilot's Licence

Ex 17c Dual revision for GFT


Phase Seven:

Ex 18 Pilot navigation