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Affordable Flight Lessons

Flying Lessons

Flight training is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Cloudbase has been offering flying lessons in a safe and fun envrionment since 1987! – so we know a thing or two about helping students obtain their pilot’s licence quickly and successfully.

All our aviation training is completed on our super light Flight-Design CT at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey. This enables our students to train for the most affordable and straight-forward licence available – the NPPL(Microlights).

Requirements for the issue of the licence involve;

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25 Hours of Flying

  • £199/hr
  • Prices exclude landing & circuit fees (£19)
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5 Theoretical Exams

  • Air Law
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical
  • Human Factors & Performance
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1 Flight Test

  • Don’t panic! Our examiner is very friendly
  • Once you complete it, you are a private pilot!

How Much Does Training Cost?

To view our price list, click here.

Why Get a NPPL(M) instead of a PPL(A)?

The NPPL(M) allows you to fly landplanes weighing up to 450 kg, within the UK. This more than suits the majority of pilots and means you can get the licence in only 25 hours compared to the 45 hours required for the PPL(A). Ultralight aircraft like the Flight Design CT at Cloudbase’s flight school are far cheaper to run, so the cost of learning to fly is far lower.   Getting your NPPL(M) license at Cloudbase is on average £4000 cheaper than if you carry out the PPL(A) syllabus at other schools!  

Frequently Asked Questions On Cloudbase Flight Training

Hopefully this little section should answer any questions you have regarding learning to fly with us. However, if you still have anything you want answered, or you want to book up your first flight, contact us now.
I have absolutely no experience. Does this matter?
Of course not. Most of the people we teach to fly have had no experience flying aircraft. We will guide you through the syllabus, going at your own pace, and making the learning experience as fun and rewarding as possible
How long will it take to get my licence?
This very much depends. There are a lot of factors that can effect the time it takes to learn to fly. Weather, age, ability, consistency etc. We do recommend at least two lessons a week to build on what you’ve already learnt, so you are not spending the first 20 minutes of your lesson ‘relearning’ what you did in the previous flight
If I sign up to serveral lessons at a time do you offer a discount?
Yes, we do offer a discounted price for lessons booked in blocks of ten. Please enquire for up to date costs. PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not available for bulk lesson purchase, and landing/circuit fees are not included.
Where can I fly to when I have obtained my NPPL (M) and with whom?
When you complete your training and receive your licence from the CAA, you are a private pilot – Congratulations! You can now fly all over the UK and to many European countries with any passenger of your choice. The sky is the limit!
How much are flying lessons at Cloudbase?
As previously discussed on this page, training for the NPPL (M) is about the cheapest way to fly light aircraft. This is also the case for lessons as well. 1 hour tuition in our super-comfortable CT2K is £169
Can I rent the Cloudbase CT aircraft once I've finished training?
Cloudbase does not rent the CT aircraft out to anyone. We are a friendly club that encourages students to buy a 1/20th share in one of the aircraft. This allows the continuation of their flying in the most cost-effective way. Please visit our share page for details
I realised I wanted to learn to fly during one of your air experience days, can I count this hour's flight towards the licence?
Yes! If you completed a trial flight with Cloudbase, you have already completed the first lesson on the syllabus – effects of controls. only 24 hours to go!
  *Or Book One of Your First Flying Experience Days online and we’ll give you a FREE logbook so you can log your first hour when we land!! Why not have a look at our blog as well to see the type of flying Cloudbase members get up to in the CT, as well as the latest club news!

The Places the CT Has Visited

Cloudbase members have used the aircraft syndicate we offer at Cloudbase to go all over Europe in this long-range aircraft. Can you take it somewhere new? If you come and fly our CT to a place NOT on the following list, we’ll add the airfield to the website and give you *£20 off your next flight!!

Cloudbase Flight Destination

  • Headcorn
  • Rochester
  • Goodwood
  • Shoreham
  • Bembridge, IOW
  • Sandown, IOW
  • Maypole
  • Blackbushe
  • Lydd
  • North Weald
  • Popham
  • Bodmin
  • Biggin Hill
  • Fife
  • Sywell
  • Jurby,
  • IOM
  • Denham
  • Le Touquet, France
  • Peyresourde, France
  • Mutxamel, Spain
  • Stade, Germany
  • Which new airfield can you fly to??

Cloudbase is based at Redhill aerodrome which is easily accessible from London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Essex. When you take flying lessons at Redhill, you gain great experience in a busy ATC environment. We find this prepares pupils well for when they have obtained their flying licence and want to take on more challenging flights.

What Cloudbase Graduates Get Up To In The CT2k Microlight!

Watch former student Alasdair Arthur take the CT around France! With an impressive range of 787 miles on one tank of fuel, you can fly to all the places you’ve ever wanted to visit; faster and cheaper! There aren’t many microlights for sale that can boast that.

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Cloudbase Aviation Price List


Air Experience Flights Price
45 Minutes £159.00
1 Hour £176.00
Flight Training Price
1 Hour (Excludes Landing Fee) £199.00
Landing Fee £19.00
***Circuit Fees are extra***
Club Membership (cost per annum)* £100.00
Share Scheme Price
Share of Flight Design CTSW (G-KUPP)** £6,500.00
1 Hour Flying Cost £85.00
Landing Fee £19.00

*Club Membership Mandatory For All Students

** Interest Free Finance Scheme Available