Private Pilots License

Find all the information you need here to acquire your PPL

What is a Private Pilots License?

The Private Pilots license is the first step in becoming an aviator. With a PPL you will be able to pilot an aircraft with passengers but without being paid for it.
For the private individual to fly for enjoyment and for the aspiring Commercial Pilot, the chance to build hours.
The training program teaches the basic and most important principles and actions to power an aircraft into the sky and return it safely to the ground.

In the Private Pilot License course you, as the student, will be taught the principles of flight and the fundamentals of aircraft manoeuvring.

You will also be piloting the aircraft yourself into the sky to perform solo circuits and cross country navigations.

Your instructor will guide you through all of the 19 practical exercises to become a proficient Private Pilot and unlock your flying dreams.

What are the requirements?

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold a class 1 or 2 medical certificate
  • Hold a restricted or general radiotelephony certificate
  • Hold a valid Student Pilot License
  • Hold an ICAO language proficiency certificate (min. level 4)
  • 45 hours total flight time by the end of the course, the 45 hours must include:
  • 25 dual hours with an instructor
  • 15 solo hours as PIC
  • 5 hours cross country PIC

Exams that you must pass:

  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • Human Performance
  • Flight planning
  • Aircraft Technical & General
  • Radiotelephony

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