ICE Helicopters and our team of qualified helicopter & fixed wing instructors offer ground school theoretical knowledge training courses for both the UK CAA Private Pilot Licence (A) and Private Pilot Licence (H) at our Elstree Aerodrome base.

We are pleased to offer a 5 day ground school brush-up programme, where you are guaranteed to get through all nine theory exams without the stress of studying at home on your own. You won’t be taught just how to pass but with us you will pass your ground school exams by being thoroughly taught the knowledge of the subjects in a fun, relaxed and engaging way. We are approved to teach both rotary & fixed wing students and specialise in small group courses.

Courses cost £1500 plus VAT. They run on the first week of each month and can be booked using the form below. Included in the course fee is:

  • Full syllabus training for either PPL(A) or PPL(H);
  • Pre-reading material;
  • Practice exam papers;
  • CAA exam fees for the first attempt at each exam;
  • Rental of electronic CX-3 flight computer;
  • CAA Charts;
  • Pilot Equipment.

Current available dates:

  • 4th July 2022 – 8th July 2022 LIMITED SPACE

Our lead ground instructor is Jordane, who has been a flight instructor since 2008 and has over ten years’ experience of flying commercial airliners. Jordane is able to simplify the material, making the syllabus enjoyable rather than miserable. They say that knowledge is power, so don’t let the thought of the theory exams stop you from gaining your PPL!

Booking Form

Please fill out the form below to get booked in. After completing the required information, you will be given a payment link (where you can enter any voucher or affiliate codes) and receive an email on the next steps to get prepared.

Here’s what people say about our ground school

Getting your ground school out of the way is one of the easiest ways to improve your aeronautical knowledge to make your flight training much more of a breeze. From my experience when a student knows the fundamentals of the air and how the aircraft works, they perform so much better in the cockpit and have even saved money on their training from it! Jordane is a great instructor, and if I could go back and re-learn my ground school with her, I’d do it in a heartbeat! – Jack F | CPL(H) & FI

Gone are the days of being helpfully hinted at what’s to come in the exam which is then marked ‘in-house.’ The new online e-exams make sure you really know the content of the subjects, and the knowledge for becoming the safe pilot your family and friends will trust you to be follows a thorough understanding of the principles of aviation. Jordane and her team will definitely take you to that level of knowledge and I can’t recommend them enough. – Martin V | PPL(H)

How many exams are there?

There are 9 written ground examinations with multiple choice answers.

What exams are there?

  • Air Law
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight (Helicopter / Aeroplane)
  • Operational Procedures (Helicopter / Aeroplane)
  • Flight Performance & Planning (Helicopter / Aeroplane)
  • Aircraft General Knowledge (Helicopter / Aeroplane)

GCSEs or A-Levels are not a requirement for the course, however a basic understanding of maths and physics is advisable.

What if I have an affiliate discount?

We offer discounts to students of many respectable flight schools that we are affiliated with in the UK and USA. If you are fortunate enough to have received a welcome code from one of our associated flight schools then once you have signed up you’ll be able to enter the code on the payment form.