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Entry Requirements

Before you become a pilot, you should ensure that you have done your homework! Yes, it’s a fantastic career however it is a huge commitment, but the rewards for this commitment are very admirable. We suggest taking part in our introduction to flight package or meeting with us at one of our locations in Dublin or via Zoom to discuss your first step.

Absolutely not. Why not try our introduction to flight lesson before making an important financial and personal commitment, to find out whether a career in the skies is for you?

No not at all, although during the course you will come across various formulas which you will be expected to know and some basic maths. This is a common fear with aspiring pilots, you do not need to be a mathematician or the top of your class to be a pilot. You just need to be willing to learn and put in the work.

You need to be at least 16 to begin stage 1 of our managed modular approach – the private pilots licence. But there’s no upper age limit to train with us as long as you can hold an unrestricted IAA Class 1 Medical.

 

No, at Pilot Path we deem these “Aptitude tests” as a waste of time and money – an exam cannot tell you if you can fly an aircraft or not. Instead of this, we suggest taking part in our introduction to flight package to see how it feels and to get some feedback from an actual instructor.

If you are able to attain an unrestricted IAA Class 1 Medical, (Class 2 for LAPL&PPL) then you meet the fitness requirements.

Absolutely, we encourage all new students to come and meet us for a coffee or intro flight before signing up. This gives you an opportunity to meet us and the team before making any commitment.

 

No, it is fine if you wear glasses. You do not need to have perfect vision; however, the IAA require you to have a certain standard of vision, you should contact an IAA Authorised Medical Examiner (AME) to find out more.

Not necessarily. Unfortunately, we are unable to comment on anything relating to medical conditions and restrictions. You will be required to obtain a Class 2 medical to commence PPL training and a Class 1 medical before advancing further towards a commercial licence with Pilot Path.

Please contact the issuing authority for further information regarding medicals, in                          the case of Ireland, the IAA should be able to assist.

 

Finance

We offer a range of payment plans, It is best to arrange a call with one of our advisors who can tell you about our monthly payment plans and take you through the detail of our Humm finance partner -  we offer the most flexible payment plans in Europe for flight training.

Yes, we are partnered up with Humm finance who approve loans of up to €30k in under 10 minutes, please arrange a call or visit to discuss in further detail before applying.

Whilst we offer the most competitive commercial training rates in Ireland and across Europe, we have many different pricing options due to locations – see our cost calculator for accurate costs.

Pilot Path do not offer sponsored training or cadetships as of this point. However keep up with our latest news and social channels for more on this in the future.

Training

This is the beauty of modular training, the time you complete it in is completely at your discretion however; it is important to note that each part of the license has a clock on it, so for example after you complete your first PPL exam you have 18 months to complete the other 8!

The straight answer is no, people of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly and like anything in life, the more you do, the better you get. Absolutely anyone can learn to fly, the training itself becomes addictive- you will see why yourself. When it comes to learning to fly, persistence and consistency is key.

You can start tomorrow! It is completely up to you whenever you wish to start, just get in touch with us via phone or email, and we can arrange to meet and give you a tour of Newcastle Aerodrome free of charge or in our Dublin city centre offices if you wish to meet us for a coffee to discuss your

 

Modular training allows you to continue working while you study, this is our area of expertise. We understand everyday life and we also understand life gets in the way of our plans sometimes, modular training allows you the flexibility to study and fly all at your own pace. Integrated training, is full on 9-5 study in a flight school which is not flexible and much more expensive.

The PPL which is the first step on the road to your commercial licence will take place in Newcastle Aerodrome, County Wicklow here in Ireland. Its about 30 minutes southbound from the M50 Red-Cow exit.

Career

Whilst no training authority will guarantee you a job at the end of your training, we do provide you with all the skills and support you need to be successful at Airline interviews. See our page on the global pilot shortage which will give you full reassurance that you will gain employment after your training.

To prep you for applying for airlines and being successful upon application, you will undergo a series of prep interviews and graduate workshops with our commercial mentor pilot to ensure that no stone is left unturned before you start the process.

 

Recreational

While we do specialize in coordinating flight training, we also offer competitive hour packages and gift vouchers. Please contact us if you have a specific request and we will do our utmost best to ensure you get the best rate out there!

When you complete your LAPL, you are qualified then to fly without an instructor and carry up to 4 passengers anywhere in Europe.

 A LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilots License) is what you obtain after successfully completing your 9 theoretical examinations and 30 hours of flying which must include Solo and a cross country flight.

The LAPL is a fantastic route to build experience and gain knowledge of what the PPL skills test will involve as you will also sit a skills test for your LAPL.