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Merseyflight PPL/LAPL Ground School (Open to the General Public)

Our Ground School Training Programme

Ground SchoolMerseyflight offer a structured theoretical knowledge training programme with regular weekend ground school courses that run on a rolling basis. This enables us to cover all of the required subjects within a matter of weeks so that our students never have to wait long for their required subjects to become available.

Each of our courses has been tailored to cover the published EASA syllabus, ensuring that the candidates cover all of the relevant examined topics.

We also have a recommended schedule for combining theoretical knowledge training with practical flight training - We believe that if a student studies the relevant theory at the appropriate stage of their training then that knowledge will be absorbed more readily.

You do not have to be a Merseyflight member to attend our ground schools - they are geared toward all PPL/LAPL students.

EASA PPL & LAPL Theoretical Knowledge Requirements

Ground SchoolThe theoretical knowledge syllabus is identical for the PPL and the LAPL, and all 9 examinations must be passed within an 18 month period. Once completed, the examinations are valid for a further 24 months during which time the practical flight training must be finished. All examinations must be passed prior to taking the skill test.

Course Structure & Fees

Courses are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday and one full day is devoted to each subject.Ground SchoolEach course costs £119 per person per subject and runs from 10:00 to 16:00. The course fee includes:

  • Tuition on examined topics from our experienced ground instructor;
  • Course notes;
  • Theoretical knowledge syllabus check list;
  • Examination practice and tutorial;
  • Practice examinations and explanations to take away;
  • Continued personal email support;
  • Mock examination and CFI approval for examination;
  • Initial examination fee;
  • Two additional re-sit fees;
  • Refreshments.


Ground School Training FacilityAll courses are held in our well-equipped training facility at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, with seating for up to 10 students.

Upcoming Courses

Scheduled course dates are detailed below. Up-to-date information and availability is announced regularly on this website and the Merseyflight Facebook page www.facebook.com/merseyflight.

Contact us for more details or to book your place.

Date Subject  
Sat 1st October Air Law  
Sun 2nd October Operational Procedures  
Sat 8th October Aircraft General Knowledge  
Sun 9th October Principles of Flight  
TBA Navigation  
TBA Meteorology  
TBA Flight Performance & Planning  
TBA Human Performance  


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