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Pilot Training

Pilot Training

Exclusive Ballooning has a flight school at their Italian base south of Turin, Italy. With virtually guaranteed weather, we can help you attain your license or hour building within a short space of time. Our school has an english speaking BBAC qualified instructor in permanent residence and we can also arrange an examiner to be present at the end of your stay if required.

The location is easy to reach from the UK with easy access to airports in Turin, Genoa, Milan and Nice. Training can be combined with a holiday as we are very close to the skiing areas and also the Cote d'Azur.

Learning to fly a hot air balloon to private pilot license standard (PPL) is relatively straight forward.

To gain you PPL you will need

* To be medically fit
* fly a minimum of 16 instructor hours
* fly an aviation check flight with an examiner
* undertake a solo flight in the presence of an examiner following a successful check flight
* pass five written examinations.

We can provide accommodation and travel arrangements where necessary, help with the ground school and arrange the written exams and we can also offer standard instruction anywhere in the UK.

Further, we can help with independent advice regarding purchasing a new or used hot air balloon together with all ancillary equipment necessary to learn to fly or we can rent you one of our balloons. Either way, contact us for more information


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