Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence

We offer training and testing facilities at Southend Flying Club and have a resident UK Senior RT Examiner.


  • Passed the PPL Communications theoretical exam

  • Passed a practical RTF Communications test (there is a 24 month validity period to this test)

  • Demonstrated language proficiency to at least level 4

If you take the Radiotelephony (RTF) Communications test together with the theoretical exams for the issue of a PPL, LAPL or NPPL licence all exams must be passed within an 18 month period. You must also apply for the FRTOL as part of your pilot licence application.

Age limits

You must be 16 years old. ​

How much will it cost?

The cost of the practical exam is £90. 

Maintaining your licence privileges

Your licence will be valid for life.