PPL (Aeroplanes) Theoretical Knowledge Full Ground Course, comprehensive package, Computer Based Training (CBT), PPL ‘Online’ Ground School (EASA + UK CAA)

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Our PPL theory course can be studied 100% ‘Online’, anytime, full or part-time, from home anywhere in the world

£499 GBP

Course Requirements:

  • You must complete the personal details compliance section before proceeding with the course. This is part of our regulatory approval.
  • You must complete 70 hours of self-study on the approved programme before attending 30 hours Ground School element, delivered over ZOOM so you can remain at home throughout the entire course.

PPL(A) Theory Course Syllabus

There are nine (9) subjects in the PPL(A) theoretical training syllabus, as follows: -

Common subjects:-

  • 010 - Air Law (AL)
  • 020 - Human Performance and Limitations (HPL)
  • 030 - Meteorology (MET)
  • 040 - Communications (COM)
  • 090 - Navigation (NAV)

Subjects specific to the aircraft category (aeroplanes):-

  • 051 - Principles of Flight (PoF)
  • 060 - Operational Procedures (OP)
  • 070 - Flight Performance & Planning (FPP)
  • 080 - Aircraft General Knowledge (AGK)

There is no particular subject study order prescribed. However, there are natural synergies between subjects, for example: Air Law with Operational Procedures. Navigation with Flight Planning & Performance. As a rough guide, each subject takes 10-15 hours to study, with the mandatory minimum as follows:

PPL Stage 1 (Operational)Hours
Human Performance and Limitations (HPL)
Air Law and ATC Procedures (AL)4
Operational Procedures (OP)
Meteorology (MET)
Communications (COM)
PPL Stage 2 (Technical)

Principles of Flight (PoF)
Aircraft General Knowledge (AGK)
PPL Stage 3 (Navigation)

Navigation (NAV)
Flight Performance & Planning (FPP)
TOTAL Distance Learning (Home study)70 hours
Residential 'classroom' Ground School (delivered over ZOOM)+ 30 hours
EASA + UK CAA minimum requirement100 hours (Total)

'Online' PPL Theory Training Course - Distance Learning - EASA + UK CAA

Fly EPT Spain has organized the PPL(A) theoretical ground course training for the nine (9) PPL exams through Cranfield Aviation Training School, an EASA and UK CAA approved ATO that offers students the opportunity to complete the entire course 100% online, using self-study Web-Based Training software.

Distance learning allows you to study from home, in your own time, at your own pace, around your own schedule, from anywhere in the world.

Our bespoke training software can be downloaded on a PC, Mac or iPad.

The PPL 'online' ground course comprises 100 hours mandatory training all recorded on your own personal course timer. You are required to undertake 70 hours of self-study home learning modules, followed by 30 hours of ground school 'brush up' study with your classroom attendance now delivered via CATS TV over live video-linked ZOOM, which means you can remain at home for the entire course. 

The 5-day 'brush-up' ground school is scheduled just prior to the examinations and essentially involves going through the European Central Question Bank (ECQB) and recent mock exam papers, wading through questions likely to come up.

Once you are ready, you can visit any Austro Control GmbH test center anywhere in Europe and sit all nine (9) EASA PPL exams in one (1) day.  

If you are pursuing a UK CAA PPL, UK exams can be sat in Luton, UK.

By the time you arrive at Fly EPT Spain, with all exams passed, you will be ready to complete the practical flight training with no restrictions whatsoever all the way to skill test.

PPL(A) Course Media - Computer Based Training (CBT) Software

PPL course options range from an online web-based training system to the printed key facts book series. The materials are designed to prepare you for the PPL brush-up ground school. 

New Digital Online PPL Study Guides

Subscribing to Fly EPT Spain's online PPL ground course includes access to the COMPLETE set of PPL Digital Study Guides produced in the UK by Cranfield Aviation Training School (CATS). These up-to-the-minute theoretical knowledge study guides offer a cost effective, concise, relevant and modern approach to learning all of the theoretical knowledge in accordance with the UK CAA and EASA Part-FCL PPL Syllabus. The Digital versions of the PPL Study Guides covers all the EASA and UK CAA Learning Objectives and important key facts which are highlighted in colour throughout. Includes: Self-assessment questions and an Indices.


  • Full Web-Based-Training 18-months access, including online Study Guides, Overview Slides.
  • Exam question banks
  • Video clips and lecture notes
  • Mandatory progress tests
  • Pre-exam 5-day ‘brush-up’ Ground School via CATS TV
  • An online CAA Document Library (Including CAP696, CAP697, CAP698 and CAP758)
  • Course completion certificate, if all progress tests are passed


  • The cost to sit the PPL exams
  • a CRP-1 or CRP-5 Computer
  • Accommodation for PPL exams (In Luton, UK the Hilton hotel offer a subsidized rate to our students. Full details further down this webpage)
  • Box shown for Illustrative purposes only. No box will be shipped.

PPL Exams - What to expect

Note:  The following FCL.025 guidance is applicable for both the LAPL and PPL

The PPL theoretical exams comprises of all nine (9) required examination subject papers, and should all be sat on the same day. It is not possible to divide the exam subjects over several dates. Each PPL exam consists of between 12 and 20 questions. More details here. There are a total of 132 multiple-choice questions in the nine (9) exams. The minimum pass mark in each subject is 75%. Results will be shown after every finished test. In the case of a fail in one subject, the exam can be repeated at another sitting, usually about one month later. After your first exam attempt, all of the theoretical knowledge examinations need to be passed within an 18-month period, counted from the last day of the calendar month during which the applicant took the first exam. You can take each test 4 times, from a maximum of 6 attempt sittings in total. If you fail to pass each subject within four (4) attempts, or fail to pass all papers within the 18-month period, an applicant must repeat the entire set of examinations like a first attempt. But this is unheard of. If you are dedicated and passionate to succeed, you will pass. Once you have successfully passed all of the theoretical knowledge exams for the issue of a PPL, you will receive the official results and certificate from Austro Control GmbH, and they will be valid for 24 months. Within this 2-year period, before expiry of the exams, counted from the date you successfully completed your last exam, you must complete the practical flight training, pass the PPL skill test and apply to the authority for issue of your licence, otherwise the validity period of your PPL exam passes will expire and you will have to retake all nine (9) exams again as a second series.

PPL Exam Cost

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£126.00 GBP

The price of the ground course does NOT include the cost to sit the exams.

Student pilots can sit the EASA PPL exams at any Austro-Control GmbH test centre.

The price to sit the PPL exams can vary widely from one country to the next, anything up to €80/exam in Jordan. In Mallorca its €60/exam. 

In Luton, UK, you can sit the EASA exams with Austro-Control for £35/exam (£315 total) and the UK CAA exams for £45/exam (£405 total).

However, Fly EPT Spain has secured a corporate discounted rate with the test centre in Luton, UK. Our students can sit all nine (9) PPL exams on the same day for £126.

PPL exams can be sat at Son Bonet Airport (LESB), Palma de Mallorca. It is preferable, however, that you sit and pass all the exams before reporting for flight training in Palma de Mallorca as you can NOT fly solo or take the skill test until all the exams have been passed.

Other countries where you can sit the PPL exams include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Jordan, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, USA and UK.  You can download the full list here: -

List of Austro Control PPL Exam Centers.

How do I book my PPL exams with Austro Control?

  1. Download the latest Austro-Control GmbH application form
  2. Digitally fill in Parts 1 and 2 only, with your personal details. (Note: Handwritten forms will NOT be accepted by Austro control)
  3. Print the form and sign Part 2. 
  4. If you have NOT studied with Fly EPT Spain, you will also need your ground school ATO to complete and sign Part 3.
  5. Scan and email the completed form to CFI@flyEPTspain.com along with your valid passport copy
  6. We will confirm the correctness of your application and, if necessary, contact you to make any corrections
  7. We will arrange for our ATO ground school HT/CTKI to counter sign and stamp the form.
  8. Next, choose and book an exam date
  9. Once the application form has been received, and you have booked an exam date, the ground school coordinator will then send you a confirmation email, confirming your exam date booking. 
  10. You are now all set to sit the PPL exams. On the day of the exams, please remember to take the original stamped and signed form with you, as you must present it to the invigilator. 

NOTE: a new application form must be prepared before every exam sitting. 

How do I book my PPL exams with Transport Malta

To book PPL exams with Transport Malta, fill in:

Pre-PPL Exam ‘Brush Up’ Course

This 5-day pre-exam 'brush-up' course is delivered by live TV over ZOOM so you can stay at home.

The 'brush-up' course must be completed, or scheduled to be finished, before sitting the PPL exams.

DateStart Time
15-19 January 2024
11-15 March 2024
20-24 May 2024
8-12 July 2024
9-13 September 2024
11-15 November 2024

Booking directly with Austro-Control

PPL ground school students who choose NOT to sit their exams in Luton will need to send themselves their completed counter-signed registration form directly to their chosen test centre 21 days before the examination date. 

Austro-Control GmbH can only allocate a confirmed examination appointment date after receiving approval by the responsible flight school (ATO).

PPL Examination Dates in Luton, UK.

The following dates are confirmed for PPL examinations with Austro-Control GmbH in Luton, UK on: -


29, 30, 31 January 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

21, 22, 23 March 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

24, 25, 26 April 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

12, 13, 14 June 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

24, 25, 26 July 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

28, 29, 30 August 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

 25, 26, 27 September 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

23, 24, 25 October 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

27, 28, 29 November 2024

08:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45
18, 19, 20 December 202408:45 - 10.15
10.30 - 12.45
13.30 - 15.45

Accommodation while sitting PPL Exams in Luton, UK

You can book the Hilton hotel across the road from the Luton Centre here. Select the 'Special Rates' tab. In Corporate Account, insert: N3068061 and you should receive a discounted rate along with free Wi-Fi, breakfast, at times a more flexible checkout as well as the ability to cancel up until the last minute (typically until 11:59 PM local hotel time the day before).

Hilton Hotel, Luton Airport, UK:

Hilton Garden Inn Luton North
Butterfield Business Park
Hitchin Rd,
Luton LU2 8DL

Check Map here

Exam centre address:  Luton, UK

CATS, Innovation Centre
110 Butterfield
Great Marlings
Bedfordshire LU2 8DL

(t) +44 (0) 1582 434 222

Nearest Airport: London Luton (LTN / EGGW)

Check Map here

Visa for UK

Certain nationals visiting the UK may require a 'Standard Visitor' Visa - UK Border Agency website 

Check if you need a UK 'Standard Visitor' Visa here

Apply for a UK 'Standard Visitor' Visa here

PPL Examination Dates in Son Bonet Airport (LESB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The following dates are confirmed for PPL examinations with Austro-Control GmbH at Son Bonet Airport (LESB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain on: -


19, 20, 21 February 2024


15, 16, 17 April 2024


17, 18, 19 June 2024


22, 23 July 2024


28, 29, 30 August 2024


 25, 26, 27 September 2024


23, 24, 25 October 2024


27, 28, 29 November 2024


18, 19, 20 December 2024


Exam centre address:  Son Bonet Airport, Palma de Mallorca, Spain:

The Aviation Centre
Son Bonet Aerodrome (LESB)
Palma de Mallorca, 07141

(t) +34 (0) 971 608 016

(m) +34 (0) 648 741 132 - WhatsApp 

Nearest Airport: Palma de Mallorca (PMI / LEPA)

Check Map here

Visa for Spain (Schengen)

Many nationalities can enter Spain without a visa for periods of up to 90 days (in any 180-day period). More details here

Non-European students will need a Schengen Study Visa which enables you to remain in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 days period. 

Post-BREXIT, British nationals, can visit Spain without a visa. However, you must abide by the 90/180-day rule, which means you can stay for a maximum of 90 days within 180 days. For UK passport holders, more details here.

Students planning to remain in Spain for more than 90 days but less than 1 year should apply for a Type D national visa.  

More details here

Exam Day

Please present yourself at the exam center 30 minutes before the start of the first exam.

If you arrive late, you will lose your right to sit the exam place reserved for you.

If you are unable to attend, please cancel an appointment at least 48 hours in advance.

The original Austro-Control signed application form and the confirmation receipt must be presented when entering the examination centre, along with a valid official photo ID (e.g., passport) that can prove the applicant’s identity. Without this, it is not possible to take the test. 

While in the examinations, you must complete all 9 exams during the published times, so plan accordingly. It is entirely up to you in which order you do the exams. You have an iPad and table to yourself for the day so feel free to come and go between exams, you just need to make sure that the exams are finished before the end of the session.

Items ALLOWED in Austro-Control PPL exams: (with recommendations) 

  • Mechanical Flight Computer/slider - We recommend:  CRP-1 for PPL only.  Or CRP-5 for CPL / ATPL
  • Only a scientific calculator which is non-programmable, non-alphanumeric which does not have specific aviation functions is permitted - We recommend:  Casio fx-85GT X
  • Protractors - We recommend:  Nautical square protractor 
  • Drafting Compass - We recommend:  Rotring Compact Universal Compass
  • Ruler - We recommend:  Pooleys NM-2
  • Translation dictionary (non-digital)
  • Jeppesen Manual + Charts
  • CAA CAP’s

Items NOT allowed in the examination room:  •Mobile phone •Laptop/tablet •Wristwatch digital or analog •Any lecture notes, handwritten or typed •ASA CX-3 Digital Flight Computer or similar


If you have any questions left or you experience any problems with the exam booking process, please do not hesitate to contact us

I wish you the very best of luck with your PPL exams !


Can I see the 'online' course timer?

PPL students do NOT have access to their course timer. The 70 hours of home study is made up of approved credit, based on the completion of online progress tests. This information can be found in the admin panel -> Student Name -> Time Spent. If students would like to request their time spent studying online, they are very welcome to contact the PPL ground school manager anytime.

Do I need a CRP mechanical flight computer?

Yes - a mechanical flight computer is required for the PPL exams. If you plan to progress to commercial ATPL after PPL, the CRP-5 is recommended. If PPL is solely the goal then CRP-1 is sufficient. There is also the E6B which is sufficient for both PPL and ATPL. I would avoid the CR3. 

Watch all the tutorial videos how to use a CRP-5 here

Download:  CRP-5-booklet - How to use the Flight Computer-.pdf 

Check out the CRP 5 here