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Become a pilot! You can order a complete training package for your Recreational Pilot License - Micro Light Aircraft (RPL-MLA), Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL) or Private Pilot License (PPL) license via Vliegles.nl at a reduced rate. For flight training, we work together with ATO certified flight schools in the Netherlands.
The package consists of: - 30 flying hours with instructor (RPL-MLA); or - 30 flight hours with instructor (LAPL); or - 45 flight hours with instructor (PPL)
You can choose between lessons in a standard aircraft, or opt for an upgrade at an additional cost. With the RPL-MLA, the Tecnam P92 2000RG is standard. You can upgrade to lessons in a Blackshape Prime. For the lessons for the LAPL and PPL you fly as standard in an Aero AT3 and you can upgrade to a four-person Cessna 172. The flying lessons take place from Lelystad Airport. Of course, there are ample English speaking instructors available.
There are three types of pilot's licenses for private flyers; RPL-MLA, LAPL and PPL:
The RPL-MLA is a national license. You can fly outside of the Netherlands, but sometimes you have to ask permission in advance from the country. LAPL and PPL are European licenses. You may fly on aircraft registered in one of the EU states. When flying outside the EU with your LAPL, you need persmission from the countries authorities. This does not apply to PPL because it is internationally accredited.
The licenses are always valid for one category of aircraft. You can have a LAPL for fixed wing aircraft (A), helicopters (H), hot air balloons (B) and sail planes/gliders (S). A PPL is available for fixed wing aircraft (A) and helicopters (H). The category is denoted after your license type: like PPL(A) for fixed wing aircraft.
With a PPL license you have one or more class- or typeratings. Examples of class ratings:
Aside from the class ratings, there are typeratings. They apply to one type of plane only. E.g. the Boeing 737.
For RPL-MLA and LAPL licenses, there are no class- or typeratings. This is part of the license itself.
To take flying lessons, no special preliminary training is needed. Proper knowledge of the English language is the only real requirement. If you took math and science lessons at school, then your entrance level should be fine.
There is no minimum age to fly, although most schools use the age of 8 for a first lesson. Training for the pilot's license is often started from the age of 15. From the age of 16 you can fly solo and you have to be at least 17 years old to take an exam.
To obtain your license you must complete the following parts:
The theoretical part consists of 9 courses which are examined in 7 sessions:
You need to complete all exams in a period of 18 months. After completing your theory exames, you have to take your practical exam within 24 months.
Before you can take your theory exams, you need to follow classroom training.
In the practical part of the course, you will fly a lot. Not only with an instructor but also as a Student Pilot in Command (solo). This is quite different from getting your drivers license! To be eligible for the practical exam, you need a minimum number of flying hours:
This number of hours is included in the training package. Some students need more hours, you can book this separately at the regular rate. To fly solo, you need a medical certificate and be at least 16 years old. To obtain your license, you also must fly cross country to 1 or 2 other airfields. You have to fly at least 80 (RPL-MLA or LAPL) or 150 nautical miles (PPL).
You need to be medically fit to fly. To get your license you'll need to undergo a medical examination at a certified aeromedical agency. You need a re-examination every one to five years, depending on your age.
Next to the theoretical part of radio communication, you also need to take practical lessons and do an exam. You'll practice the radio communication with the tower and flight information services. You'll note that most of this communication follows rather strict guidelines. Sometimes you need to explain in English what is happening. Therefore you also need a sufficient language proficiency. It is tested with the LPE an it is quite common to have it together with the radio exam.
After getting your license you need to keep it valid over time:
As you might have noticed there is a lot to look after when getting your flying license and to keep it. It is however an experience of a lifetime. Most pilots will describe their first solos as more memorable than their wedding or birth of their childs. Chances are however, that no one will ever admit it publicly ;-)
Whether you complete your training, take a lot or only some lessons: the fun starts from the first hour of flight. We have tried to answer all practical questions you might have.
If theres anything else we can help you with: contact us.
This flight training does not include the costs of third parties, such as:
Unfortunately it's not possible to pay the amount in installments. The prices are based on payment upfront. If the flying course is too expensive to pay at once, you can also buy individual lessons on the Cessna, Aero AT-3 of Blackshape Prime. You can also opt for a 5 lesson introductory course. You can always add lessons later and pay per lesson.
|Persons||1 - 3|
|Only available during in its season. Please check the validity of your voucher.|
|Age||Min. 16 years|
|How you participate: is it a flying lesson or do you fly along.|
|Indicates whether the time periods listed are block times or flight times. Flight time is the time in the air. Block time means from engine on to engine off, thus including taxiing.|
|Valid for||1.5 year|
|How long the voucher is valid after issue. Due the the Corona crisis, the vouchers for this experience are longer valid: one and a half year instead of one. Dit geldt alleen voor nieuwe bonnen.|
|MLA (30 hours) Tecnam||€ 4,949|
|LAPL: (30 hours) AT3||€ 7,199|
|PPL: (45 hours) AT3||€ 10,799|
|Cost Flight training MLA/LAPL/PPL|