Private Pilot Licence

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Helicopter and Aeroplane Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

This is the foundation for all your future flying. Once you obtain your Private Pilot Licence, you are permitted to carry passengers during daylight hours. The licence permits you to fly for recreation or business purposes without remuneration. You are required to complete 8 theoretical examinations and 50 flying hours, before graduating.

A Private Pilot Licence takes approximately 5-6 months to complete. This may, however, vary for each individual student.

Helicopter Private Pilot Licence Requirements:

  • 16 years of age to go solo
  • 17 years of age to obtain a PPL (H)
  • 50 hours flying time
  • Speak, read, write and understand English and pass the English Proficiency Examination
  • A Class I or II Aviation Medical. We assist with booking your Aviation Medical appointment

Helicopter Private Pilot Licence – Theoretical Courses and Examinations:

  • Radio Telephony: Restricted Radio License
  • Air Law – Helicopter
  • Aircraft General – Engines and Airframes of helicopters
  • Human Performance
  • Principles of Flight for helicopters
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Flight Performance and Planning for helicopters

Aeroplane Private Pilot Licence Requirements:

  • 16 years of age to go solo
  • 17 years of age to obtain a PPL (H)
  • 45 hours flying time
  • Speak, read, write and understand English and pass the English Proficiency Examination
  • A Class I or II Aviation Medical. We assist with booking your Aviation Medical appointment

Aeroplane Private Pilot Licence – Theoretical Courses and Examinations:

  • Radio Telephony: Restricted Radio License
  • Air Law – Aeroplanes
  • Aircraft General – Engines and Airframes for aeroplanes
  • Human Performance
  • Principles of Flight for aeroplanes
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Flight Performance and Planning for aeroplanes

Note: a pass mark of at least 75% is required for all the above subjects

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