Take to the skies and learn to fly with Leading Edge Flight Training
Learn with our experienced team of instructors.
We have delivered training to hundreds of students with our fleet of Piper and Cessna aircraft based at Glasgow International Airport and Prestwick International Airport.
From the Private Pilots Licence to additional ratings, our team can help you learn at a pace to suit you.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
The PPL Course is a minimum of 45 hours flight time. This includes dual time with your instructor and a minimum of 10 hours solo time.
There are 9 theoretical exams, a practical radiotelephony exam, and a a flight test covering handling skills and navigation.
This licence allows the holder to act as Commander of a single engine piston aircraft.
The Private Pilot Licence is also the first step of the Modular Training Course towards a Commercial Pilot Licence.
Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL)
The LAPL course is minimum of 30 hours flying time. This includes dual time with your instructor and at least 10 hours solo supervised time.
There are 9 theoretical exams, a practical radio telephony exam, and separate flight tests for handing skills and navigation.
The LAPL allows you to act as Commander of a single engine light aircraft.
This licence is aimed more towards recreational flying.
The Night Rating is an additional course which will allow you to fly during the hours of darkness.
The course consists of additional theoretical knowledge and a minimum of 5 hours flight time. This includes a mixture of dual and solo.
There is no skills test or examination for this rating.
This rating is particularly useful in winter months when daylight is reduced.
Instrument Rating - Restricted (IRR)
The IR(R) Rating – previously known as the IMC Rating – allows you to fly in more restrictive and challenging weather conditions under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
The course consists of a minimum of 15 hours flight instruction combined along with theoretical training.
There is a theoretical exam and a practical skill test with an Flight Examiner.