Harvard Flight Centre



The course consists of a minimum 45 hours, of which 25 hours are dual and at least 10 hours are solo (of which 5 hours must be cross country).


There are also 9 multiple choice Ground Exams which must be completed, consisting of:-

  • Aviation Law
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Operational Procedures – Aeroplanes
  • Principles of Flight – Aeroplanes
  • Flight Performance and Planning – Aeroplanes
  • Aircraft General Knowledge – Aeroplanes
  • Navigation and Radio Aids


The pass mark is 75%


In order to fly in the UK, the student will also be required to take a practical communications exam for the Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence, and before a student is allowed to fly solo, they must pass a CAA Class 2 medical examination with an authorised Aeromedical Examiner (AME). More details are here. 


There is a fee for this, payable directly to the AME.


At the end of the course, a Flying Skills Test will conducted by an Examiner, not your usual instructor. The test is a consolidation of everything learned during training.

Light Aircraft Pilot’s License (LAPL)
Radio Operators Licence
Night Rating
IMC Rating (Instrument Meteorological Conditions)