At Border Air, we offer a wide variety of package and block pricing in 3 convenient locations, Cumbernauld, Carlisle and Oban. By obtaining the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) / Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL), you are cleared for Leisure Flying, valid all across the UK and Europe.
For students embarking on an aviation career, the EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL), broadens your horizons! Valid worldwide, the EASA Private Pilots Licence (PPL) is your first step towards commercial flying. The EASA Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course at Border Air combines both practical flight training and the theoretical knowledge required to fly light aeroplanes Worldwide.
You should consider upgrading your licence to include ratings that allow you to fly at night and/or in less favourable weather conditions.
If you intend to become a professional pilot, the night rating is a mandatory course. The Night Rating course comprises of 5 hours of night flying including navigation and circuits at an aerodrome. There is a little theoretical knowledge instruction but no external exam. The Night qualification allows you to fly after sunset. Course Fee includes: 4 hours Dual + 1 Hour Night Solo
You should consider upgrading your licence to include ratings that allow you to fly at night and/or in less favourable weather conditions. Instrument Rating (Restricted), formerly known as the UK IMC Rating.
While this is an EASA rating, it only applies in UK airspace and would normally only be held by UK pilots. Training is widely available at many local flying schools and does not require airways legal aircraft with BRNAV. It is especially useful for occasional IFR flight in poor weather and includes the Instrument Approach Procedures albeit with higher recommended minima.
Our IR(R) course is only likely to be attractive if you are serious about getting into instrument flying, using this as a first step towards the full CBM-IR. If you just want to fly mainly VFR but have some instrument skills for use in an emergency, cheaper courses using simple aircraft are likely to suit you better. Pre-requisites
Applicants must hold a PPL with 25 hours after qualifying of which 10 as PIC and 5 cross country. A night rating is required if the IR(R) is to be valid at night. There are no additional medical requirements.
The privilege of the IR(R) is to fly under IFR and in IMC in UK airspace. This applies to all classes of airspace except A, B and C (thus excluding IFR airways) but does include instrument approach procedures. Flights are unlikely to require filed IFR flight plans and are often conducted outside controlled airspace.
Once you have passed your skills test you can experience the exhilarating feeling of freedom. Whether it is for your own personal use, flying relatives or friends on a sightseeing tour, hour-building towards your commercial licence or to get you to an important business meeting on time, light aircraft offer unrivalled flexibility and speed.
At Border Air we have fixed wing aircraft available for self-hire. Cessna 152 or Piper PA28 are available for hire, in addition all the aircraft are available for specific hour building packages at a discount.
Aircraft self-fly hire opens up an exciting world of opportunities, and as well as taking an aircraft away on your own you can also choose to join us on some fantastic trips.