private pilot licence uk

PPL Flight Training in the UK

All in PPL
With No Hidden Costs Package

in Liverpool John Lennon Airport

The private pilot licence is your first step on the road to commercial flying.

£ 12,500
45 hours instructed flight time
8 hours 1-to-1 groundschool training
All 9 theory exam fees
RT exam course & fees
Skills test aircraft hire
Skills test examiner fee
All landing and touch fees included

45 hours instructed flight time

8 hours 1-to-1 groundschool training

All 9 theory exam fees

Zero to ATPL

With unrivalled student support, staggered payments, and part-time training schedules all while staying in full-time employment. Beginning first, with gaining your private pilot licence in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The modular journey to your dream career

Can’t pay up front?

Don’t worry, you can choose from any of our monthly payment plans below.







Prices may vary depending on the applicant’s height & weight. 

All Pilot Path payment plans come with a non-refundable £2,000 down payment.

All payments after down payment are fully refundable for all non-use of aircraft hire, training material, exam fees, and skills test fees.

PPL Liverpool

The private pilot licence is your first step on the road to commercial flying.

It is designed to teach you the knowledge and practical skills to fly and command a private aircraft with passengers for non-commercial reasons. Your PPL can be completed in bite size “life friendly” chunks at a rate suited to each student pilot. Your PPL will help you become equipped with the foundations of pilot training and act as a bridge on your modular journey that you can build upon to gain further experience, qualifications, licencing and ratings as part of the modular ATPL route.

There are no entry requirements for the PPL course and you can get started right away. Pilot Path don’t believe in aptitude testing, and we wish to encourage everyone to begin flying.

Training Course

A minimum of 45 hours instructed flight training, (25 hours with an instructor & 10 hours must be completed solo)
9 theoretical examinations
FRTOL (Radiotelephony) practical exam
Skills test

Request our Private Pilot Licence training information pack

No hidden fees!

Pilot Path make it easy for every student to understand what they pay for.

You will never be charged for landing, touch & go fees, or hit with fuel surcharges. Everything is included in your monthly payments except your medical fees which are paid to your chosen Aero Medical Examiner (AME). Pilot Path will still help and support students with gaining their medical regardless.

For beginners, your first step is to book an introduction to flight lesson. This is for you to not only ensure you are comfortable in a training aircraft but also so that you can make an educated decision on moving forward with training. If you have prior experience flying a training aircraft you can skip this step and begin training right away.

Your seamless journey to beginning your flight training:

Book introduction to flight.

Receive confirmation email from our team with how to make payment, details of your flight, location info, where to park etc.

Arrive at Flying school.

Full experience will last approx. 90 minutes.

If choosing to go ahead with training, we will send your training guide, and welcome pack via email along with info on how to begin making monthly payments and start booking lessons making your journey as seamless as possible.

Train with a team on your side that understands your complex journey

Don’t go it alone! The vast majority of students who attempt modular pilot training alone with no guidance fall off the wagon completely or end up in major financial pitfalls having never fulfilled their true potential and landing their dream job. We do our job to the utmost by giving our students maximum guidance throughout your journey ensuring you are training effectively and cost efficiently leaving the flying schools and instructors to concentrate on their job - teaching you how to fly a plane and become a commercial airline pilot.

Here's why you should choose Pilot Path :


Day 1
Ongoing Updates
Personalized Approach
Industry Connections

From day 1, get access to a DEM (designated engagement manager) who will support your journey from your trial lesson all the way to commercial training.

Post training interview workshops and CV prep ensuring you land your dream airline job

Stay ahead with the latest industry news, regulatory changes, and advancements in aviation technology

Staff at Pilot Path understand your unique needs and create a customized plan to ensure your success in the aviation industry.

Connect with leading aviation companies and training institutions, opening doors to valuable networking opportunities and potential employers.

Making It Easy

Pilot Path make modular commercial flight training easy to understand. Students begin training from private pilot licence all the way to commercial level stage by stage, with flexible payment and training schedules allowing you to continue in full-time employment with expert support and comprehensive guidance throughout leading to a seamless journey. There is absolutely no need for commitment to all stages of training from the beginning and students can choose to switch training providers at anytime should they wish.

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The Ravenair Group is a diverse General and Business Aviation Group of Companies based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Operations are conducted from the Business Aviation Centre at the General and Business Aviation Area.
The various departments are run by a strong management team who have many years’ experience in general and business aviation. Many have also had previous careers in commercial airlines and the UK Military. The Company is owned by Jeff Nuttall, Managing Director who is retired Airline Captain. Day to day operations are overseen by Wayne Barrett, Operations Director who has previous airline experience in operational and commercial roles.

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Frequently Asked PPL Questions?

You can gain your private pilot licence in as little as 3-months or as many as 24-months depending on weather and work, family, financial, and personal commitments. Our team will get an idea of your preferred completion timeframe and aim to guide you to your licence within that period.

You need to be at least 16 to begin training towards your private pilot licence and 17 to be issued your licence. But there’s no upper age limit to train with us as long as you can hold an unrestricted CAA Class 2 Medical.

Absolutely not. We accept students that are both commercially & recreationally  focused. A private pilot licence is a licence for life no matter what. You can gain your PPL with Pilot Path as a hobby if you wish and you can always make your mind up down the road on whether to pursue commercial training or not. 

There are 9 theoretical PPL examinations that need to be completed within your training.  You can study for these exams remotely through our groundschool option and the exams will be completed on site in your chosen flying school. Our team will support you fully with all aspects of groundschool training.

If only it were that easy! You must gain your PPL and complete all 100 hours pilot in command (PIC) and ATPL examinations before advancing to commercial flight training.

There are two things you will need to pay for outside of your package with Pilot Path. Your class 2 medical and optional groundschool digital subscription. Our team will support you fully with both of the above!

All landing fees, touch and go, fuel surcharges, and related fees are included in your PPL package price!

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