Single Engine Piston Rating

Every pilot will have flown single engine aircraft at some point in their careers, but not all will have gained, or retained, the associated qualification.

Simply put, the Single Engine Piston (Land) class rating adds the ability to fly these aircraft to your existing licence.

If you already hold an SEP rating on your licence, but need to revalidate or renew it, please click here for information on how we can help you achieve this.

The Basics…

On completion of the course and passing the Rating Skills Test, you will be issued with a “Single Engine Piston (Land)” rating, valid for two years at a time.

The course consists of a nominal 3 hours flying, with a brush up of the associated theory as you progress. There are no written examinations to complete, as your theoretical knowledge will be assessed face-to-face by your Flight Examiner during the skills test itself.

Any previous experience gained on single engine aircraft will count towards the 3 hour course requirement, provided that you reach test standard within that time.

Before you start…


In order to complete this course, you must be in possession of a current PPL, CPL, or ATPL to which the rating can be added. If you are looking for information about gaining a pilot’s licence, please click here for more information.

What does the course involve?…


The course consists of a nominal 3 hours of flying, including:
IconGeneral Handling (Stalls, PFLs etc.)
IconVFR Navigation
IconCircuit Flying
IconRelevant emergency procedures

At the end of the course, you will have to pass a Rating Skills Test.


During the course, you will spend some time refreshing the parts of your existing theoretical knowledge relating to single engine piston aircraft.


We aim to provide you with the best possible value for money at Horizon Aviation and are always working to keep our rates as low as possible. Please contact us for more information about our current course fees.


If you’d like to know more, please contact us for more information, or to arrange your training.