Flying Lesson Gift
Flying Lessons in Ireland for airplanes, helicopters and gliders - gifts that are sure to bring you up in the world!
There is nothing quite like the thrill of taking the controls of a flying machine for the very first time. Under the supervision of the best instructors in the best flying schools in the country, you will experience the ultimate high with our flying lesson vouchers! Read More »
These gifts soar like no other and make a perfect gift for him or her. Whether flying lessons in Ireland and introductory flights in specially dual-controlled training aircrafts at Sky Trace in Dublin’s Weston aerodrome, helicopter flights and experiences in Dublin and Cork from EireCopter helicopters or learning how to fly without engines at Dublin Gliding Club - you will be getting a flying experience of a lifetime.
Flying lessons gifts and training flights are the ultimate adventure gifts for any occasion, and with AllGifts.ie you know that the prices charged are the lowest online. The recipient also has the flexibility of changing their gift for anything else on the website should they change their mind – maybe they would prefer driving experiences or multi-activity days?
Flying Lessons – Getting a PPL Licence
Learning to fly is, for many people, the ultimate experience and once the “flying bug” bites it can become a lifelong obsession – some people just love flying! While access to flying schools and flight training has become easier, it still takes time, money and determination to earn your PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence). The PPL can be the first step in becoming a commercial pilot. PPL allows you to fly a single engine airplane with passengers as long as you are not doing so for profit. In Ireland, PPL training must be taken at an Irish Aviation Authority Registered Training Facility – there is a full list of IAA registered facilities on their website.
The first step for most people is to do an introductory flying lesson (which incidentally makes a great gift voucher ). This can be one hour to 90 minutes, and usually involves basic ground instruction from a qualified pilot, an overview of airplane controls and a dual-control light aircraft. The instructor will take off and land, but you can take control once safely airborne. One or two of these flying lessons is usually enough to determine if you are the sort of person who would like to take up the challenge of becoming a qualified pilot.
In Ireland, flying lessons are available at Weston Aerodrome and at Cork International airport. If you decide to go for your PPL, you must be prepared for between four to 18 months to complete the whole PPL course, depending on your personal circumstances and how lucky you are with the weather. The PPL Flying Syllabus is broken down into two main parts:
1. Theory Ground Exams
You need to study for and pass seven multiple choice written exams on flying theory within a 12 month period as part of the PPL syllabus. Most flying schools have “ground school” built into their PPL programmes, though some students prefer to study privately for the exams, with limited help from their flying instructors or flying schools. Written exams are taken at approved exam centres. The seven subjects you must pass are:
• Air Law
• Human Performance and Limitations
• Flight Performance and Planning
• Aircraft General and Principles of Flight
• Radio Telephony
2. Flight Lesson Training
This is the exciting part of the PPL Syllabus and the part that, compared to the theory, doesn’t seem like hard work at all! To qualify for your PPL, you will need to complete a minimum of 45 flying hours. At least 10 of these flying hours must be solo flying, including at least five hours solo 'cross country' flying – taking off from one aerodrome and landing at another. Once you have completed your flight training and written exams, you need to complete a skills exam conducted by an authorised CAA examiner. Once you pass this final test, your flight school will provide you with a Flying Lesson certificate which you will send to the IAA to apply for your PPL.
To keep you PPL valid, you need to maintain at least 12 hours flight time per year, and keep your medical records up to date. The minimum age for getting a PLL is 17 years of age.
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