PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)

A private pilot licence (PPL) is a licence that allows the holder to pilot an aircraft as pilot-in-command or co-pilot when the aircraft is being operated in a private operation or the holder is receiving flying training. Once you have successfully gained your RPL and are comfortable to pilot an aircraft by yourself, you can look to taking passengers and flying a variety of larger aircraft in training towards your PPL and fly anywhere in Australia.

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HOURS DUAL FLYING
HOURS SOLO FLYING
SOLO FLYING CROSS COUNTRY
HOURS BRIEFINGS

THEORY AND FLIGHT TRAINING

You must complete a combination of practical flight training and pass the category rated exams to be able to hold a PPL.

This additional thirty hours of training consists of approximately ten, three hour flights, with two of those navigation exercises being flown solo. This training is the component which 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.
 
For more information on how to obtain your PPL please visit the CASA website.

PREREQUISITES

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold a current Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
  • Apply for ASIC
  • Hold at least a Class 2 Medical
  • Speak, read and understand English at a minimum of aviation level 4 English 

 SCHEDULE

  • Casual | As Desired
  • Part-Time | 6 Weeks
  • Full-Time | 8 Weeks

 

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