Have looked around for this, but struggling to find the answer.

I have an NPPL (UK) license with a Microlight rating. I want to get the SSEA rating so I can fly 4 seat aircraft without basically starting again with a PPL.

How much training is required and what additional theory or practical exams are there if any?


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To add an SSEA rating you need to complete a minimum of 3 hours training covering 2 hours slow flight and stalls and 1 hour instrument appreciation.

However, saying this you also need to get familiar with flying the heavier aircraft, i.e. a Eurofox so it normally takes between 8-10 hours.

Also a practical navigation skills test and a general skills test.

In terms of theory, you need to pass the PPL Principles of Flight exam and the PPL Aircraft General exam.

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    $\begingroup$ Links to the sources of this info would improve the answer for future visitors $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Apr 3 at 12:19
  • $\begingroup$ Hey @Jamiec, I got this as an email response from a local flight school $\endgroup$
    – Cloud
    Apr 3 at 14:38

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