As well as pre-booked training by the hour, Alba Airsports also offers an option of 5-day intensive training courses for student pilots. Courses cater for students who want to train for a Private Pilot’s Licence for Gyroplanes or PPL(G) in addition to advanced flying training for existing pilots. Training courses are held during the week with a maximum of two students on each intensive training week. Students take it in turns to fly and depending on their stage of training, may share briefings.
During intensive training you can expect to fly an average of two and a half hours each day. Learning to fly is very intense and it takes a while for your brain to assimilate what you’ve been taught so it’s important to build in rest time. We discourage students from booking intensive training weeks back-to-back because it isn’t the most productive way to learn. You need time to fully understand and absorb everything you’ve learned. The optimum gap between training weeks is between one and four weeks, however, it is not unusual to have students who are learning to fly over a couple of years and have longer gaps between each intensive week.