Flying training: How much will it cost?

Quality flying training is given on a one to one basis. You will have one flight instructor, from start to finish; providing that is what you want. Bateleur Aviation is a CAA registered training organisation, and follows the EASA flight training syllabi.

Below is a list of typical prices. Actual prices will be quoted subject to location and aircraft type.

60 minutes
Cessna 150 £164.00
Cessna 152 £169.00
Robin DR400-108 £174.00
Cessna 150 aerobat from £175.00*
Robin DR400-120 £178.00
Piper Cub (tailwheel)) £189.00
Cessna 172 £189.00
Robin DR400-140 (140hp) £195.00
Robin DR400-140B (160hp) £199.00
Piper Warrior PA28 £199.00
Robin DR400-140B (160hp) £199.00
Tiger Moth (tailskid) £280.00
Cap 10B £285.00
Grumman Cougar £399.00
Piper Seneca 1 £410.00
Boeing Stearman and Harvard on application


* When used for PPL training the rate is £175 per hour but when used for aerobatic training the rate is £185 per hour (increased fuel and oil costs).


The above prices are for times logged and include: VAT, base aerodrome landing fees at some BUT NOT ALL aerodromes, fuel & briefings. There will be no "surprises". All costs will be laid out in detail and agreed.


Training on private aircraft is £80 per hour flight time, £180 for half a day (up to 3 hours total time excluding breaks) or £320 for a day (more than 3 hours and up to 6 hours total time excluding breaks). Travelling expenses may also apply (this will be agreed)


"Ground School"

Tuition is offered for the theory subjects in preparation for the written examinations.
One to one "ground school" costs £40.00 per hour. Rates per person reduce when 2 or more people attend together.

Bruce Abbott and John Haffenden jointly offer PPL ground school courses at Headcorn aerodrome and web based learning for 30 consecutive evenings (one per week) at a cost of £600 per person plus exam fees (if taken).

Whole day tuition for one person (6 hours in the classroom).................£240.00

Whole day tuition for 2 people (6 hours in the classroom), per person.....£175.00

Whole day tuition for more than 2 people ......................please apply for rates.


Examinations and Flight Tests

All PPL, IMC, IR(R) and MEP written examinations cost £35 per attempt per examination.

Flight tests: Skills Tests and Proficiency Tests:.................................£200.00 per attempt


Location of Training

Any suitable aerodrome across the South of the U.K.


You can reach Bruce Abbott on 07841 465865 or 

by email at

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