On this page you will find some useful links to help with the PPL journey:

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Flyer Forums – This has been a huge help throughout the PPL process and lets you talkdirectly with other pilots (Student and Experienced)- don’t be afraid to post a topic or ask a question, a very friendly forum

Civil Aviation Authority – The CAA is the UK’s aviation regulator. On this site you can find information on a host of General Aviation issue. Below are a few highlights:

  • CAP 413 – This lengthy but important document sets out Radiotelephony practices and is issued by the UK CAA.
  • The Skyway Code – The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information regarding air law and safety.
  • Safety Sense – The Radiotelephony Guidance Leaflet
  • G-INFO – Database of all UK registered aircraft

NATS – The National Air Traffic Service

EASA – The European Aviation Safety Agency covers general aviation topics

A guide on how to fly from a fellow student. This was originally posted on the Flyer Forums by ‘Leia Airborne’ and is a fun, simple look at the PPL journey.

Fly NQY – a Newquay based flight school have a good host of resources, including this Radiotelephony Manual

The Telegraph ran a story on the cost of a PPL and is well worth a read

Radio Transmission guides from Flyers.org.uk. Very informative but BEWARE – the site dosn’t look like it has been updated since 2015 (prior to EASA regulations)


Sites in The USA – BEWARE use as entertainment or basic knowledge and check details with UK organisations.

  • www.Freechecklists.net contains user-generated checklists for small aircraft. BEWARE – these checklists need thorough proof reading as they are NOT endorsed by manufacturers and this site adheres to USA not UK/EU requirements.
  • Bold Method – interesting US articles for the general aviator

Airplane Flying Handbook from Wikiversity. The Airplane Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual to introduce basic pilot skills and knowledge that are essential for piloting airplanes.

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