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NPPL Microlight

Peterborough Flying School is now able to offer training for a NPPL Microlight licence

The National Private Pilot’s Licence (NPPL) is a UK specific pilot’s licence developed in 2002.


It is not an internationally recognised licence and does not automatically entitle the holder to fly aircraft in other countries. The NPPL may include in it aircraft Class Ratings that allow the holder to fly specific classes of aircraft, such as microlights.

Flight Training Requirements


The minimum flight training required for the grant of a NPPL with a Microlight Class Rating Without Operational Limitations is:


Minimum total flight time under instruction 25 hours

Minimum flight time solo 10 hours

Minimum total navigation flight time 5 hours

Minimum solo navigation flight time 3 hours


The cost is currently £150 per hour dual instruction.  

There is an annual membership fee of £210 payable monthly by Direct Debit. 


There are 5 multiple choice exams to pass and one radio practical exam. One to one ground school is also available @ £49.50 per hour if required.


There are various books and equipment needed for the course available from us here or online.

You will need to make a declaration that your are medically fit to fly. If you have a history of illness you may need to obtain a medical certificate from a CAA AME


Weather permitting, flying once a week, this course should take between 9 and 12 months to complete.


The course can be done at your pace and is usually on a “pay as you go” basis.

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