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PPL Costs

PPL Costs

  The PPL costs and time to complete the Private Pilots Licence in Ireland depends on numerous factors. These include your own availability and weather conditions. Here is an example of PPL costs you could expect when completing your PPL with us: Flying club joining 

Membership Costs

Membership Costs

  When becoming a member of our, and every flying club, there are several costs to be accounted for. These are a combination of straightforward membership costs plus other more subtle, hidden costs.   Our Membership Costs Joining fee: the cost of actually joining the 

Application Process

Application Process

 

The first step in the application process to join our flying club is to speak with one of our committee members. This will give you an insight into the club and how we operate. Next, you may wish to take an introductory flight. Following this flight, you will be asked to fill in an application form and pay the joining fee. Please read about memberships costs and fees here.

Applications are reviewed by the committee and you should expect to have confirmation of your membership quickly. Once you are accepted as a member, you will have to upload some documents. These include copies of your licence, ratings and medical, if applicable, as well as documents to confirm your identity. For the final step in the application process, you will be given access to our online booking platform, aircraftclubs.com, and be directed towards one of our Flight Instructors. Then, the sky is the limit!

Please contact us to discuss starting your membership process with us.

Private Aircraft Use

Private Aircraft Use

  Suitably qualified members may fly the aircraft for private aircraft use in accordance with the privileges of their licence. We have an approved airfield list that, depending on experience level, allows operation into 30 Irish airfields. Operation into other airfields, or to overseas airfields 

Single Engine Piston Rating

Single Engine Piston Rating

  What is a single engine piston (SEP) rating? The Single Engine Piston Rating allows you to fly aircraft such as our Cessna 172. We offer dual flights as required to revalidate your SEP, or if your rating is lapsed we offer a renewal course. 

Night Rating Qualification

Night Rating Qualification

As a Private Pilot’s Licence holder, without a night rating qualification, you must only fly during daylight hours. The addition of a night rating allows you to also fly at night. The training for the night rating includes: a minimum of five hours of flight training, to include at least three hours of dual flight instruction to include a cross country flight.

at least five solo take offs and landings.

Here’s a link to the IAA website where you can download the Application for the issue of a Night Qualification (A).

We hope to begin offering night ratings in 2022. Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss training with us for your Night Rating Qualification.

Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence

Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence

The Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL) is a relatively new option for recreational pilots and it’s slightly more restrictive than the Private Pilots Licence. For example, you are limited to carrying no more than three passengers (plus yourself as the pilot), and to flying aeroplanes 

Private Pilot’s Licence

Private Pilot’s Licence

  The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) allows you to act as Pilot In Command (PIC) of an aircraft. As the pilot in command, you can carry passengers and fly in good weather conditions on a non-commercial basis. Also, your PPL allows you to fly abroad 

Introductory Flying Lessons

Introductory Flying Lessons

We offer short introductory flying lessons for those who are considering joining the Hotel Bravo Flying Club. These flights takes place at our base in Weston Airport in Co. Dublin.

 

What is an introductory flight?

Your flight instructor will meet you and take you through the preflight procedures and give you a short flight briefing on what to expect from you flying lesson. You will be shown around our aircraft and your instructor will explain the various control surfaces and how they work. Then it’s time to get into the aircraft, request our start up clearance from air traffic control and get under way!

During the flight you will have an opportunity to take the flight controls as your instructor guides you through some basic flight manouevers.

After the flight, your instructor will be happy to talk you through the details of joining the club and answer any questions you might have.

 

How much is an introductory flying lesson in Ireland?

Our Introductory Flying Lessons cost €200 for one hour, and €140 for a 40 minute lesson. These fees include a day’s membership of the club. Timings for the lessons are from when the engine starts to when engine shuts down. This will include a short time to taxi the aircraft from the parking area to the runway.

Please note that the weather needs to be suitable for the lesson. However, if it is not we will rearrange for a flying lesson on an alternative date. Also, it is not allowable to take extra passengers on introductory lessons.

Please get in touch with us here to book your Introductory Flying Lesson!