The perfect course for anyone who has ever dreamt of flying! A Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes), also known as a PPL(A) allows you to pilot or co-pilot single-engine-piston aeroplanes for non-commercial activities. You’ll enjoy a minimum of 50 hours of flight time as well as 100 hours of theory training as you learn the ins and outs of aeroplane flight.
To qualify for the PPL, EASA requires candidates to complete a minimum of 45 hours of flight instruction in aeroplanes. The flight hours must include:
- 25 hours of dual flight instruction;
- 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, of which at least 5 hours must be solo cross-country flight time;
- a minimum of one cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 nautical miles) with full-stop landings at two aerodromes other than the aerodrome of departure;
- 5 hours may be completed in a flight simulator.
A candidate for a PPL must be at least 16 years old to undergo training and at least 17 years old to sit the PPL(A) Flight Skills test.