Learn to fly

Learn to fly

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Learn to Fly with Hotel Bravo Flying Club!

From new joiners to existing license holders, all are welcome. We offer several courses, from introductory lessons to those who want to learn to fly full PPL training, all of which are all detailed below. We also offer The Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL), Night Ratings and Single Engine Piston courses.

Please note, at this time we are not taking on new student pilot members or offering introductory flights.  If you would like to be added to our waiting list please get in touch.


Introductory Lessons

We are currently not offering introductory lessons.  


Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)

The Private Pilot’s Licence, or PPL, allows you to act as Pilot In Command, carrying passengers and flying in good weather conditions on a non commercial basis.  Your PPL allows you to fly abroad as well in Ireland. You can read more about our introductory lessons, here.


The Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL)

The Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence is a relatively new option for recreational pilots.  It is slightly more restrictive than the PPL. You can read more about our introductory lessons, here.


Night Rating Qualification

As a PPL holder, without a night rating you must only fly during daylight hours.  The addition of a night rating allows you to also fly at night. You can read more about our introductory lessons, here.


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. You can read more about our introductory lessons, here.

Private Aircraft Use

Suitably qualified members may fly the aircraft 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 is at the discretion of our CFI (Chief Flying Instructor).

If a member has not flown a Single Engine Piston aircraft for more than 30 days they will require a short check flight with a club instructor.


Safety is at the heart of everything we do in the Hotel Bravo Flying Club.  We are approved as a Declared Training Organisation by the Irish Aviation Authority, and we comply with all applicable European Aviation Safety Agency regulations.  Our maintenance is conducted by Part 145 approved maintenance organisations.

We have a Safety Management System in place, our safety committee can be contacted at hbfcsafety@gmail.com