Private Pilot licence (PPL)

The Private Pilot Licence is the next stage after the RPL. To hold the RPL you need to be 16 years of age, but to hold the PPL you need to be 17 years of age. All of our pricing is based on realistic hours and not the more frequently quoted but highly unrealistic, minimum hours. This additional 30 hours of training consists of approximately 10 X 3 hour flights, with two of those navigation exercises being flown solo.

This training is the component that teaches you to navigate the aircraft. During this training you learn how to prepare a flight, interpret weather, learn how to navigate, land on a variety of different surfaces, learn lost procedures, diversions, and Emergency Procedures as well as how to get yourself into and out of, a range of Airports.

The PPL does have a written exam as part of the training. The subjects studied cover the following seven subjects: Flight Rules and Air Law, Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Planning, Human Factors and Engines and Systems. The exam is relatively straightforward and designed for the Pilot intending to fly for recreational purposes only.

The options for the theoretical component are self-study with a number of well written courses available. Alternatively you can attend classroom
instruction.

The Private Pilot Licence does require you to hold at least a Class 2 Medical.

As an estimate of the additional costs for the Private Pilot Licence, the following is very realistic.

Private Pilot licence
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