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It’s a tough few months. (I know, I know – everyone says that)… But it is honest!

Anyway without dwelling on the moaning…

I just found out that there is time limit applied to the PPL (Flying Training) written exams.

We have a period of 18 months from the date of passing your first exam (Air Law) – to complete all 7 written exams.

PPL books
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The 7 exams are as follows:

  • Air Law & Operational Procedures
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Aircraft General & Principles of Flight
  • Communications
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Flight Performance & Planning

If you don’t finish the 7th exam within the 18 month period, the exams previous to that 18 months are not valid and must be re-sat. So it’s like an 18 month window that stretches up to the last exam you pass.

This validity only applies to the written exams. You can pass the exams at any time and then do the flying later but obviously that wouldn’t really make sense practically.

After completing the 7th exam you have 24 months to take the skills test and apply for the license.


I need to start studying fast! I really don’t want to let all that hard work be wasted.