Flying

Flying is a dream that can come true and is more accessible than many people think. The aeroclub de Champagne offers several formulas, whether you want to discover the earth viewed from the skies as a pilot or as a passenger, or whether you wish to take flying lessons in our flying school in order to train for one of the licences or certifications that we can help you prepare.


Initiation and first flights

First flight, initiation to flying, we propose numerous possibilities for you to discover flying!

First flight :30 minutes for 1-2 people 130€ / 50€ per additional person

30 minute initiation on Cessna 150, including pre-flight theoretical briefing, 30 minute flight as a pilot, debriefing, insurance: 120€

2×40 min initiation on Cessna 150, including 2 pre-flight theoretical briefings, 2 forty-minutes flights as a pilot, 2 debriefings, insurance: 280€

3×45 min initiation on Cessna 150,  including 3 pre-flight theoretical briefings, 3 forty-minutes flights as a pilot, 3 debriefings, insurance: 450€

Initiation to Instrument Rules flights on PA 28 Turbo, including 4h of theory class, 3 one-hour flights, briefing and debriefing of each flight, insurance: 799€


Private pilot licence

The private pilot licence (PPL) allows you to fly on the whole European territory, if the weather allows flying by sight. It allows you to fly passengers. It is possible to pass the basic licence in the course of the training.

You can also get additional certifications : VP (variable pitch), RU (retractable gear), night flight.

Conditions :

Get a medical certificate from a certified doctor

Fly  at least 45 hours on Evektor Sportstar

Pass a theory exam 

Pass a ground and flight exam

On top of the PPL, there is also the LAPL licence , which a recent creation. It is very close the PPL but costs less, because the training is shorter and the conditions slightly different. Here is a comparison of the two:

 LAPLPPL
Countries authorizedAll EU + SwitzerlandWorldwide
Planes Single engine, piston-powered <2tAny type
Passengers3 maximum after 10h of solo flightNo restriction
Instrument flightNo certification possibleCertification possible
Medical aptitudeSpecific to LAPLClass 2
Validity of the medical aptitude5 years for people under 40 up to 42
2 years for people over 40
5 years for people under 40 up to 42
2 years between 40 and 50 up to 51
1 year for people over 50
Minimum hours of flight3050
Minimum hours of flight with dual control1525
Minimum hours of solo flight610
Hours of solo navigation3h, with a navigation flight of 80 Nm5h, with a navigation flight of 150 Nm
Estimated budget5500 €8300 €

Professional pilot licence

The professional pilot licence (CPL) gives the pilot every right and privilege of the private pilot, as well as the right to work as a captain or copilot on any plane non operated in public transport, to work as a captain on any plane operated in public transport when the minimal crew is of one pilot only, and to work as a copilot in public transport on any plane required to be operated with a copilot.

The training is prepared and managed through our school: RAF (Reims Aéro Formation)

The duration of the training period is of 4 weeks of 5 days each (unless the weather conditions require otherwise and not counting any refresher course that might be neede). For individual demands, the training days will be determined between both parties. Costs may be revised according to fuel costs or economic context. Accomodation on site possible. 

Conditions :

Get a medical certificate from a specialized medical centre (CPEMPN)
Be at least 18 years old on the day of the practical exam
Own a valid European Private Pilot Licence
Get the theoretical part of the exam before the start of the practical training course
Have a minimum experience of 175 hours of flight, 100 hours of which as a captain, before the start of the training course
Be declared eligible to the training course, after a theoretical and practical evaluation by the teachning manager of the school
Fly 25 hours on a Piper Arrow IV
Pass a theoretical and practical exam

The estimated budget of this training is 9000 €, excecuted exclusively on a PA28-T Arrow IV and includes:

Professional pilot licence training – CPL
1 h 30 practical evaluation (1)
1h 00 theory evaluation
Theory lessons
25 hours of flight with dual control
1 landing taxes
2 h 00 of evaluation (1)

(1) Flight time and test costs will be adjusted at the end of the process.
On top of it, a test tax has to be paid directly to the DGAC (470€, except for unemployed people), as well as the trip of the evaluator. We propose some accomodation at the airclub (10€ a day).

Aeronautical development course – terms & conditions :

Get a medical certificate from a specialized medical centre (CPEMPN)
Be at least 18 years old on the day of the practical exam
Own a valid European Private Pilot Licence
Be declared eligible to the training course, after a theoretical and practical evaluation by the teachning manager of the school
Fly 105 hours on a Robin DR 315.
Fly by night 5 hours and pass the exam
Fly 15 hours on a Piper Arrow PA 28 and pass the VP-RU-T-TW exam
Pass a theoretical and practical exam
The estimated budget of this training is 18200 €


Certifications

“SE – VP – RU – T – EFIS” CERTIFICATION (Variable Pitch and/or Retractable undercarriage)

Conditions : 

Own a private pilote licence (PPL)
Fly 4 hours on a Piper Arrow IV
Pass a theoretical and practical exam
The estimated budget is about 1000 € and includes:

Training   “SE/VP/RU/T/EFIS”
Theory lessons
Insurance
4 hours of flight with dual command

The number of hours depends on the level of the student at the beginning of his/her training as well as on his/her progression; this quote is only an estimate and may vary.

APTITUDE TO NIGHT FLIGHT

Conditions :

Own a private pilote licence (PPL)
A minimum of 5 hours of training on DR400- TB10- Cessna 172 including 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo landings
A minimum of one hour of navigation
Budget of about 1200 € including:

Training Aptitude to Night Flight on TB10, C172 ou DR400
Theory lessons 
Insurance (*)
4h of flight with dual command
1h of solo flight
Runway lights fees

 (*) To be deduced if the trainee owns a FFA insurance.

The number of hours depends on the level of the student at the beginning of his/her training as well as on his/her progression; this quote is only an estimate and may vary.

CERTIFICATION FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT FN/IR(A) and GNSS

FN-IR (A): National Traininf for Instrument Rating (Airplane)
GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System, training focused on the use of GPS

The certification for instrument flight allows its owner to fly a piston single-engine airplane, in a personal capacity, in the French air space in IFR conditions. For individual demands, the training days will be determined between both parties. Costs may be revised according to fuel costs or economic context.

Conditions :

Own a private pilote licence (PPL)
Own a valid class 2 certificate
Have a minimum experience of 130 hours of flight, 50 hours of which as a captain after passing the PPL
The theoretical part of the FN/IR must be obtained before the start of the training course
Be declared eligible to the training course, after a theoretical and practical evaluation by the teachning manager of the school
Fly 40 hours on a Piper Arrow IV
Pass a theoretical and practical exam
The estimated budget is about 13600 € and includes:

Training for certification FN/IR on PA 28 Arrow IV
1 h 30 of evaluation
1 theory lessons
50 hours of flight with dual control
5 hours on flight simulator (*)
1 landing tax
1 h 30 evaluation
GNSS: 1 hour of theory class
GNSS: 1h30 of flight with dual control

(*) Unapproved flight simulator – Every extra hour on the simulator is 20€

To this estimate, must be added a test tax to be paid directly to DGAC (470€, except for unemployed people), the trip of the evaluator as well as his accomodation (10€ a day)   

CERTIFICATION FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT  IR(A) AND GNSS

The certification for instrument flight allows its owner to fly a piston single-engine airplane in the French air space in IFR conditions for private and professional pilots. For individual demands, the training days will be determined between both parties. Costs may be revised according to fuel costs or economic context.

Conditions :

Own a private pilot licence (CPL)
Own a valid class 1 certificate
The IR or ATPL theoretical exam must be obtained before the start of the training course
Be declared eligible to the training course, after a theoretical and practical evaluation by the teachning manager of the school
Fly 40 hours on a Piper Arrow IV
Pass a theoretical and practical exam

COST OF THE TRAINING –  GNSS TRAINING INCLUDED
Training for IR certification 
1 h 30 practical evaluation
1h theoretical evaluation
1 theory lessons
40 hours of flight with dual command
5 hours on flight simulator (1)
1 landing taxes
Test request to DGAC
1 h 30 (2) of evaluation
GNSS: 1 hour of theory class
GNSS: 1h30 of flight with dual control

(1) Unapproved flight simulator – Every extra hour on the simulator is 20€
(2) Flight time and test costs will be adjusted at the end of the process

To this estimate, must be added a test tax to be paid directly to DGAC (470€, except for unemployed people), the trip of the evaluator as well as his accomodation (10€ a day)  

GNSS TRAINING

The pilot must have a valid IR certification. The training includes theory lessons as well as 2 hours of flight with dual command. The budget is about 600 €.

CERTIFICATION FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT EIR(A)

The certification for instrument flight EIR(A) allows its owner to fly a piston single-engine airplane, in a personal capacity, in the French air space in IFR conditions for the en route phase.  For individual demands, the training days will be determined between both parties. Costs may be revised according to fuel costs or economic context.  

Conditions :

Own a private pilote licence (PPL)
Own a valid class 2 certificate
Have a minimum experience of 130 hours of flight, 50 hours of which as a captain after passing the PPL
Be declared eligible to the training course, after a theoretical and practical evaluation by the teachning manager of the school
Fly 15 hours on a Piper Arrow IV
Pass a theoretical and practical exam
Budget of about 6000 € including:

Training for EIR(A) certification
1 h 30 evaluation
1 theory lessons
15 hours of flight with dual command
5h in flight simulator (*)
1 landing taxes
1 h 30 evaluation

(*) Unapproved flight simulator – Every extra hour on the simulator is 20€
To this estimate, must be added a test tax to be paid directly to DGAC (470€, except for unemployed people), the trip of the evaluator as well as his accomodation (10€ a day) 

The number of hours depends on the level of the student at the beginning of his/her training as well as on his/her progression; this quote is only an estimate and may vary.