NPPL (M): The Costs
WE mention costs throughout the site, but thought it good to put a summary on one page.
At Sportflight Scotland we charge £169 per flying hour for flying lessons at Strathaven Airfield. There is no charge for landing fees, pre-flight or post-flight briefings, instruction notes or VAT.
Flying membership of Strathaven Airfield Ltd is £250 a year. Students must join after their third lesson and can pay £125 for six months. Membership includes all landing fees at Strathaven Airfield, use of the clubhouse and wi-fi etc.
Ground school classes for written exams or radio licences - if required - are £30 per hour. Written exam fees are £35 per paper, or £165 for all five. General Skills Test and radio licence test fees are by arrangement with the examiner. The current BMAA/CAA fee to issue your licence is £150.
A typical student taking 40 hours of flight training to prepare for their licence test will spend £6,760 on training, £125 on club membership, £165 on written exams, £150 for the licence application and around £150 for their GST. That makes a total of £7.350.
Trial flying lessons are £139 for the Classic Experience and £229 for the Extended Experience.
Long after the cost is forgotten, the reward of gaining your pilot's wings will be treasured.