Commercial Flight Training:

Flying as a profession is one of the most exciting careers you can choose—As they say; “the view from the office” is unbeatable. With on-going growth within the whole industry, there are now many opportunities for pilots. Currently there is a worldwide shortage of qualified pilots, with both Boeing and Airbus predicting that 617,000 new pilots will be needed by 2035.

Premier have been delivering first class flight training at Norwich airport for nearly two decades. We have put together a range of specifically tailored courses for individuals who wish to make flying their career, either as an airline pilot or flight instructor.

Norwich is an international airport, with an 1840m long tarmac runway, full night and instrument facilities, as well as full air traffic control services. It is not affected by waterlogged grass runways, and you will learn how to operate in a busy “commercial” environment from day one. This means you will be competent operating at an international airport in controlled air space, where you will be used to other commercial traffic.

We have highly qualified and experienced, friendly instructors who are able to provide a personal service. We have a fleet of well equipped Piper PA28 Warriors, which are ideal training aircraft, together with a more powerful PA28 Archer which can be used for private hire once you obtain your PPL. We also have Piper PA34 Seneca twin engine, six seater aircraft for more advanced training.

Building on your EASA PPL (the first module of the professional modular course) we then offer a Night Qualification (mandatory for The CPL), and An Instrument Meteorology Condition Rating, and Multi Engine Piston Rating (optional for The CPL, depending on your License requirement).

The Night Certificate is a course based on 5 hours of flight at night. 3 hours of which must be Dual flight, and 5 Solo Take Off and Landings must be logged. There must be at least 1 hour of Night Navigation included in the Dual.

The Instrument Rating (Restricted) is the IMC UK National Rating, and although can only be used in UK Airspace, it allows much greater flexibility and a greater margin of safety with regard to cross country flights.
The IMC rating is a Minimum course of 15 hours flying with reference to instrument flying and operational procedures.

Multi Engine Piston rating in our Seneca ( PA34 200T) aircraft. You need 70 hours after your PPL to start the MEP. It is a 6 hour course plus test, and Ground Examination. This can also be part of The CPL Modular Course.

Commercial Pilot’s Licence course is 25 hours, part of which is completed on the Twin, or if applying for Single Engine only, then on a complex single. There is flight test and the theory examinations must be complete. This is the 4th Module of the Commercial course and follows structured hour building to achieve a total of 200 hours.

Other courses available will be The Instrument rating, and Instructor courses.

The Airline Pilot Standard course/ Multi-crew co-operation course are  available through a partnership with Virtual Aviation at Cambridge.