The Riga Flight School Ground Course is an independently-based curriculum that allows a student to study & interact with the instructor virtually from any internet device.
A PPL student will complete all required subjects of instruction so that they may sit for the official EASA PPL ground school exam, located at Riga International Airport [RIX].
Note: all instruction & written materials will be conducted in English, the official language of global aviation.
A Riga Flight School Flight Instructor will provide the required 45 hours of actual flight instruction, including flight planning & pre-flight, navigation, takeoff, basic & advanced flight manuevers, cross country flight, weather, landing & emergency procedures.
The flight instruction will be delivered at Riga's Spilve Aerodrome using the Right Flight School classroom & flight briefing facility and aboard the Mint Aviation Club Grumman AA5 Traveler aircraft (see below).
Students of the Riga Flight School are given access to the Mint Aviation Club Grumman AA5 Traveler aircraft for 45 hours, including aircraft rental, all necessary fuel, landing fees & airport taxes.
The Grumman AA5 is a legendary training aircraft, with credit of more than 25,000 PPLs earned since 1972. Known for its sports car handling & rugged safety features, the AA5 is a perfect first airplane.
After earning their PPL, a new pilot is gifted a free one year membership to Mint Aviation Club in order to access our larger fleet, build hours & join the community of local pilots.
The Riga Flight School offers self-motived potential pilots the opportunity to earn their EASA PPL at the lowest possible price.
The program can be completed in as little as 6 weeks, although each student is welcome to work at his or her own pace.
Costs not included in the €9,999 program:
-CAA exam fees (approximately €275)
-English proficiency exam (€180)
-CAA checkride fee (€200 + aircraft rental at club rate)
-Ground school tutor fees (€30-€50 per hour) *Optional
-Additional flight instruction hours beyond 45 included in program (€200 per hour) *Optional
To earn your PPL you must be at least 17 years in age, able to speak English & able to pass a physical exam that includes good eye sight, hearing & cardiovascular health. The coursework will require a useful understanding of math & physics.
No, the program is open to anyone.
Yes, you will hold a PPL that is valid in all EASA member countries.
Each student can set his or her own pace. The program can be completed in as little as six weeks. Most students require 4-6 months to complete the coursework at a relaxed pace. Keep in mind that flying days are in short supply during the winter months.
If you cannot pass a specific exam, you have several options: (1) hire an official tutor, (2) join a study group or (3) work with a different Instructor that may be a better fit. We do not offer refunds if you are unable to pass an exam.
Yes, the Riga Flight School offers these programs:
SEP, night rating, advanced endorsements, reviews, & recurrent checkrides
Instrument rating & commercial pilot license
EASA to FAA license conversion
English Proficiency exams
Riga Flight School & Mint Aviation Club were the perfect match for me.
I enjoyed my time learning to fly very much.
Thanks RFS & Mint fam!
I started & stopped my training several times with other local schools.
I finally found a place where I could learn at my own pace. The instructors
were very supportive & got me over the finish line.
I didn't think it was possible, but earning my PPL was actually
pretty easy with RIGA FLIGHT SCHOOL. I especially enjoyed
the flight portion...once I stopped worrying so much!
I was most impressed by how efficiently Mint managed the entire experience.
I had a response to my app within 2 hours & was starting my classes literally the next day. I love flying the AA5 so much.
Best flight training value in Europe.
Best instructors in Latvia.
Best experience I could have expected.