brand1068 wrote:According to the CAA site a class 2 medical (PPL) should cost about £210
Is that about right ? or is it cheaper up north ?
You will have to do some legwork and contact the AMEs which are within reachable distance.
No point burning off £30 of fuel to save a tenner.
For an initial Class 2 you do need to get an eye examination done by an optician (cost between £15 and £40) although I had a pilot tonight who had been quoted £260 for the privilege - luckily I had told him the usual price range of opticians so he thanked the kind man for the offer and got one next door for £32.
Under the age of 40 no ECG required so you will save a few bob if you're young; and then there is the medical.
Prices depend on location etc.
I am not up North so of no use to you but I charge £110 for a Class 2 without an ECG for forumites.