Structured CPL Hour Building

Helping you make the most of your time...

Many see Hour Building as a “necessary evil”, or a “hoop to jump through”, in order to reach their goal of starting a course of training for their Commercial Pilot Licence.

Here at Horizon Aviation, however, we believe that it should be seen as an opportunity to hone the skills required to successfully pass the CPL as efficiently as possible. With one of our Structured Hour Building Packages, you can do just that by building your experience under the supervision and guidance of our Instructors:
IconAvoid developing bad habits that will hamper your future progress
IconEnsure you are well-prepared for all aspects of Commercial training
IconIncrease your chances of completing the CPL in minimum possible hours
IconLearn new skills (and gain new ratings) that will make you a better pilot
IconSave money: just one hour of additional CPL training on a multi-engine aircraft could cost over £500!

The Basics…

Complete a Structured Hour Building package with us and take advantage of the following:

Flying Tailored to Meet Your Needs

IconAn Initial Assessment Flight completed with one of our Qualified Flying Instructors and covering all of the skills required for the CPL course
IconA full de-brief on your performance, with suggested areas for improvement
IconAn individual flying programme created for you, based on this assessment

Ongoing Support

IconAll of our packages include flight time with an instructor, to help with your preparation for the CPL course
IconOur experienced staff are on hand to assist with anything from flight planning to questions on any topic

Access to a Wide Range of Facilities

IconFull use of Horizon Aviation facilities at London Oxford Airport
IconAirfield open from 0630 – 2230, 7 days a week
IconIdeal location for flying to anywhere in the UK and N. Europe, with Night/Instrument facilities and full ATC

Flexible Timetable

IconFly at a rate to suit you and your budget
IconOnline booking system for instant aircraft reservation

Value for Money

IconDiscount on our standard hire rates is included with all of our hour building packages and courses

Transparent Pricing

IconAll of our packages include aircraft and instructor costs, student membership and all landings at Oxford
IconPay in instalments of 5 hours flight time, keeping your financial commitment both manageable and safe

Before you start…

Licence

The CPL Hour Building programme is designed for those looking to become a professional pilot through the so-called “modular” route. Therefore, you must hold an EASA Private Pilot Licence in order to begin. For more information on our EASA PPL course, click here. If you already hold another licence and need to convert to a “full” PPL, click here to find out about our licence conversion courses.

Medical

If your ambition is to become a professional pilot, you must be able to pass an EASA Class 1 medical. Although it is not a requirement to hold this level of medical before undertaking your actual CPL training, we strongly recommend that you satisfy yourself of your medical fitness before investing in any training towards it. Please visit the UK CAA Website for more information.

How it works

IconChoose one of our 25-Hour Base Packages, listed below
IconAdd any of our additional options that you wish, either when booking your package, or at any other time during your course

Each of our packages has been designed carefully, using our extensive knowledge of flying training, to provide you with the experience and skills required for successful completion of the CPL course. Your progress will be monitored and discussed throughout, giving you a standard to aim for and the assistance you need to achieve it.

Package A - Complete CPL Preparation and Advanced Handling

Core Package

Aircraft Type Course Element Description No. of Hours
PA-28 Cherokee Solo Hire Content based on the recommendations from your Initial Assessment Flight, to include the CPL Qualifying Cross Country (if required) 12
PA-28 Cherokee Aircraft Hire with Instructor Mentored PIC time designed to help you prepare for the CPL course, to include an overseas land-away 5
Bulldog Aerobatics & Advanced Handling Course Improve your handling skills by learning aerobatics, advanced handling and how to deal with upset recovery (satisfies the current requirements for issue of an EASA Aerobatic Rating) 6
PA-28 Cherokee Instrument Flight Refresher Brush up on the basic instrument flight techniques required for the CPL 2
Groundschool Seminar “Practical Performance & Flight Planning for Commercial Pilots” A Flight Planning refresher session with an instructor, aimed at preparing you for this aspect of the CPL course requirements

Package Summary

Package Price Total Hours
Total Equivalent Per Hour PIC Dual
£3,622.70 £144.90 16 9

Options

Option Description No. of Hours Price
UK IMC Rating Course Add a complete UK IMC Rating Course (adds the minimum required course hours plus the skills test) 15 £2,092.50
Night Rating Course Complete your EASA Night Rating, a requirement for CPL issue (recommended between September – April) 5 £900.00

Additional Hours Add-Ons

Solo Hire Aircraft Hire with Instructor
No. of Hours Price No. of Hours Price
Total Equivalent Per Hour Total Equivalent Per Hour
10 £1,197.00 £119.70 1 £148.50 £148.50
20 £2,358.00 £117.90 5 £724.50 £144.90
30 £3,438.00 £116.00 10 £1,431.00 £143.10
40 £4,572.00 £114.30 15 £2,119.50 £141.30
50 £5,625.00 £112.50 20 £2,790.00 £139.50
Package B - Complete CPL Preparation

Core Package

Aircraft Type Course Element Description No. of Hours
PA-28 Cherokee Solo Hire Content based on the recommendations from your Initial Assessment Flight, to include the CPL Qualifying Cross Country (if required) 17
PA-28 Cherokee Aircraft Hire with Instructor Mentored PIC time designed to help you prepare for the CPL course, to include an overseas land-away 5
Bulldog Aerobatics & Advanced Handling Taster An introductory flight of aerobatics and more advanced flying, such as spinning and maximum rate turns 1
PA-28 Cherokee Instrument Flight Refresher Brush up on the basic instrument flight techniques required for the CPL 2
Groundschool Seminar “Practical Performance & Flight Planning for Commercial Pilots” A Flight Planning refresher session with an instructor, aimed at preparing you for this aspect of the CPL course requirements

Package Summary

Package Price Total Hours
Total Equivalent Per Hour PIC Dual
£3,319.40 £132.78 21 4

Options

Option Description No. of Hours Price
UK IMC Rating Course Add a complete UK IMC Rating Course (adds the minimum required course hours plus the skills test) 15 £2,092.50
Aerobatics & Advanced Handling Course Improve your handling skills by learning aerobatics, advanced handling and how to deal with upset recovery (satisfies the current requirements for issue of an EASA Aerobatic Rating) 6 £1,150.00
Night Rating Course Complete your EASA Night Rating, a requirement for CPL issue (recommended between September – April) 5 £900.00

Additional Hours Add-Ons

Solo Hire Aircraft Hire with Instructor
No. of Hours Price No. of Hours Price
Total Equivalent Per Hour Total Equivalent Per Hour
10 £1,197.00 £119.70 1 £148.50 £148.50
20 £2,358.00 £117.90 5 £724.50 £144.90
30 £3,438.00 £116.00 10 £1,431.00 £143.10
40 £4,572.00 £114.30 15 £2,119.50 £141.30
50 £5,625.00 £112.50 20 £2,790.00 £139.50
Package C - Basic CPL Preparation

Core Package

Aircraft Type Course Element Description No. of Hours
PA-28 Cherokee Solo Hire Content based on the recommendations from your Initial Assessment Flight, to include the CPL Qualifying Cross Country (if required) 20
PA-28 Cherokee Aircraft Hire with Instructor Mentored PIC time designed to help you prepare for the CPL course, to include an overseas land-away 5
Groundschool Seminar “Practical Performance & Flight Planning for Commercial Pilots” A Flight Planning refresher session with an instructor, aimed at preparing you for this aspect of the CPL course requirements

Package Summary

Package Price Total Hours
Total Equivalent Per Hour PIC Dual
£3,147.50 £125.90 24 1

Options

Option Description No. of Hours Price
Instrument Flight Refresher Brush up on the basic instrument flight techniques required for the CPL 2 £279.00
UK IMC Rating Course Add a complete UK IMC Rating Course (adds the minimum required course hours plus the skills test) 17 £2,371.50
Aerobatics & Advanced Handling Taster An introductory flight of aerobatics and more advanced flying, such as spinning and maximum rate turns 1 £230.00
Aerobatics & Advanced Handling Course Improve your handling skills by learning aerobatics, advanced handling and how to deal with upset recovery (satisfies the current requirements for issue of an EASA Aerobatic Rating) 6 £1,380.00
Night Rating Course Complete your EASA Night Rating, a requirement for CPL issue (recommended between September – April) 5 £900.00

Additional Hours Add-Ons

Solo Hire Aircraft Hire with Instructor
No. of Hours Price No. of Hours Price
Total Equivalent Per Hour Total Equivalent Per Hour
10 £1,197.00 £119.70 1 £148.50 £148.50
20 £2,358.00 £117.90 5 £724.50 £144.90
30 £3,438.00 £116.00 10 £1,431.00 £143.10
40 £4,572.00 £114.30 15 £2,119.50 £141.30
50 £5,625.00 £112.50 20 £2,790.00 £139.50

Interested?

If you’d like to know more, please contact us for a chat and to arrange a visit, or to book your course.