Take the Theory Exams

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Sit the CAA pilot theory ground exams for aeroplane or helicopter PPL / LAPL licenses with us. Membership not required. An essential step to getting your pilot licence.

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Communications Module & FRTOL

The communications module is also a pre-requisite of taking an RFT communications practical test in order to apply for the FRTOL as part of your pilots licence.

Passing The Exams

Each is multiple choice and they all vary in length and time allowed to complete. The pass mark is 75% for each exam and each subject may be attempted up to three times. A common question that is often asked is “which subject is the easiest?” The answer to this is very personal, some people may excel at a subject that others may struggle with. Therefore this a very difficult question to answer. In order to answer this one need to have a think where you strengths lie and see which subjects lend themselves best.

Expiry and Limitations

All the pilot theory exams have to completed within 18 months from the end of the month in which you completed your first exam. They also need to be completed with six sittings. A sitting is a period of ten days. Therefore you ideally need to sit a number of exams within each sitting in order to leave sufficient sittings for retakes should they be required. Once all exams are passed these are valid for a period of 24 months from when the last exam was passed. In other words once you have passed your last exam you have 24 months to successfully pass your skills test.

Pilot License Theory Exams – Important Information

The exams need to be completed within six sittings. A sitting is a period of ten days. Therefore you ideally need to sit a number of exams or all of them within each sitting in order to leave sufficient sittings for retakes should they be required.

Once you have passed the pilot theory exams you have 24 months to pass your PPL or LAPL licence skills test and avoid having to resit the theory exams.

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Billi Staite
Billi S.
20:36 01 Oct 20
I have been flying with Almat for a while now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Carmen is a great instructor, really encouraging and has just got me through all of my theory exams.Lovely staff and a warm atmosphere with great socials.
Phoebe Jenner
Phoebe J.
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