Flying Academy

Private Pilot Licence

Private Pilot License - PPL(A) is a qualification that allows the holder to fly on single engine land (SEL) aircraft in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) as pilot-in-command (PIC) or co-pilot on aircraft in non commercial operations without remuneration. PPL(A) training is the first step towards becoming a professional pilot and designed for applicants with zero flight experience. Once you complete your PPL(A) training, you will get your Private Pilot License and SEL (Single Engine Land) qualification.

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Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be at least 3 Class Medical holder
  • Be proficient in the English language

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Training Overview

Ground
Training

The theoretical part of the training that takes place in the classroom and is taught by our flight instructors, certified by the FAA. In order to complete the Private Pilot License under Part 141, there is a minimum requirement of 35 hours of ground training. The ground training is divided into 3 stages and the student will have 3 exams, one for each stage.

Flight
Training

In order to obtain a Private Pilot License, the student must complete a minimum of 35 hours of flight hours under FAA regulation Part 141 and a minimum of 40 hours of flight hours under FAA Regulation Part 61.

  • 35 hours minimum total time
  • 5 hours of solo flight minimum, including local and cross country
  • One cross country of more than 50 NM and another of 100 NM
  • One night cross country dual
  • 40 hours minimum total time
  • 10 hours of solo flight minimum, including local and cross country
  • One cross country of more than 50 NM and another of 100 NM
  • One night cross country dual

Practical
Exams

The final aeronautical knowledge and practical test is called the Check Ride. It will be taken at the end of all the training and it consists of an oral and practical exam. Once the student passes this exam, he will obtain the FAA Private Pilot License.

Theoretical
Exams

Towards the end of the course, student will have to demonstrate a sufficient level of theoretical knowledge at the FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Basic Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Flight Instruments, Regulations, Procedures and Airport Operations, Weather, Weather Service, Aircraft Performance, Enroute Flight, Navigation and Communication Procedures).

To pass the PPL(A) theoretical examination you need to achieve a score of at least 70%,  which is still a passing score. This must be done before the Checkride.

Course Fees Cover the Following:

  • Airplane usage, including fuel
  • Rental insurance
  • Flight instructor time for ground training
  • Flight instructor time for practical training

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