NPPL SLMG (Glider Pilot conversion)

npplAt MotorGlide, our instructors have taken many glider pilots through their training to issue them with a NPPL.

Motorgliding is a great addition to gliding. On those low inversion days when there are no thermals, or in winter when soaring is limited, a motorglider can keep you flying and practising those gliding skills.

Above all, most people find the cost savings are huge compared to other types of powered aircraft. Our self-hire prices are almost 50% cheaper than SEP aircraft.

We can teach club members for NPPL for as little as £99 per hour (or even less if you join our frequent flyer scheme), offering an online booking system and 7 days a week training.

Pre-course requirements: 

  • Hold a BGA Glider Pilots Licence
  • Hold a valid NPPL Medical Self-Declaration or EASA Class medical certificate

Course Content:

  • 10 hours of flying training on a motorglider under the supervision of a FI
  • 1 hour dual instruction in stall/spin awareness and avoidance
  • 1 hour dual instrument appreciation
  • 1 hour supervised solo flight.
  • Complete EASA PPL theoretical examinations
  • Pass the NPPL NST and GST

What does it cost?

There are no hidden costs when you learn with MotorGlide:

Join & Fly:

If you intent to continue flying with us once you qualify then this is the cheapest route:

  • Membership £30/month (for 12 months)
  • Flight Instruction £30/hour
  • Aircraft hire £70/hour
  • Ground Exams £30/exam
  • Navigation Test £90 + Flying fees
  • General Skills Test £90 + Flying fees

Fly & Go:

If you’re looking to learn with us then return to you home club once qualified:

  • Membership £20/month
  • Aircraft & Flight Instruction £115/hour
  • Ground Exams £30/exam
  • Navigation Test £90 + Flying fees
  • General Skills Test £90 + Flying fees

We recommend the following books and materials:

  • CRP 1 or 5 flight computer
  • Chart
  • Pens & Rulers
  • AFE Study Guides
  • Log Book

Get a Discount

Use our discount code to get these items and more! Visit and enter discount code AIREX at the checkout for up to 10% off.

Call us and book in your NPPL (SLMG) training today!

Ready to take your flying to the next level? Call Lee on 07976 985689 or email and book your first lesson today.