FRTOL Practical Test

£240.00 inc. VAT

The Flight Radio Telephony Radio Licence or ‘FRTOL’ is requirement for the issue of a PPL or LAPL. The FRTOL can also be issued as a stand alone licence for those who may wish to operate the radio whilst a friend or partner is flying. Almat Flying Academy is able to offer all training required for the FRTOL as well as the CAA practical exam. The FRTOL assessment can be taken alongside our brush up course or as a stand alone test.

Almat Flying Academy offer the FRTOL practical assessment as well as all the pre-test training as required by the UK CAA.


In order to be eligible for issue of the FRTOL practical test you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be in possession of a completed / valid form SRG 1171 which is signed by a UK registered ATO or DTO. You can get this from us through one of our brush up sessions. Read more>>
  • Have passed the PPL Communications theoretical exam (this must be completed before the practical exam, and a 24 month validity period applies for the licence issue)
  • If English is not your first language you will need to have demonstrated English Language Proficiency (ELP) to level 4,5 or 6 which must still be valid on the date that the FRTOL is issued.

The Test

The test is conducted by our in-house UK CAA certified FRTOL examiner at our test centre in Coventry Airport, Warwickshire. On the day of the assessment the candidate will be required to prove to the examiner that they have satisfied all of the pre-requisites listed above. Once the examiner is satisfied they will conduct a short briefing outlining how the test will be conducted.

The test will consist of the examiner simulating a VFR flight in the classroom and the candidate being required to demonstrate all of the required RT calls. Conducted in two separate rooms with the candidate and examiner using a form of two way communication to simulate the use of an aircraft radio.

Once the practical element is complete the examiner will confirm understanding with a short session of questioning. The examiner will then advise the candidate of the result and if the candidate has met the required standard, issue a proof of pass which needs to be sent to the UK CAA in order to issue a FRTOL.