How long is a piece of string? Ok, I can talk ball-park figures here. This all depends on where you train, what aircraft you’re flying and how quickly you learn. The minimum flying training you need is 45 hours, but it took me nearly 80 hours. The amount of flying training you need can depend on the pace of your learning, which in turn depends on your budget and your availability. I tried to fly about once a week. I would guess it cost me about £8000.