Private Pilot Licence
The Private Pilot Licence allows the holder to fly any aircraft they are endorsed on Australia-wide. The road to obtaining a Private Pilot Licence, or PPL, starts with obtaining the Recreational Pilot Licence, information for which can be found on our RPL page HERE.
After obtaining the Recreational Pilot Licence, which has a distance restriction of 25 nautical miles, a pilot begins their PPL training. There are two components to the Private Pilot Licence; the theoretical component and the practical component. The theoretical component deals mostly with aircraft general knowledge, rules of the air and navigation. The practical component involves navigational training flights, both to controlled and uncontrolled airports, and a flight test for the issue of the licence.
Some frequently asked questions about obtaining a private pilot licence:
Q1. How old do I have to be?
A. The minimum age for issue of the licence is 17, however you can commence training prior to that ready to complete the test once you turn 17.
Q2. Is the theory difficult?
A. No! Our instructors are able to assist you with all of the study requirements, and make learning an enjoyable experience.
Q3. How often do I need to fly?
A. That is up to you. The more frequently you are able to fly the less lessons will requiring repeating, which saves you money and time. We recommend flying at least once per fortnight for optimum results.
Q4. Where can I fly?
A. Anywhere! Once you obtain your PPL you are allowed to fly anywhere in Australia in any aircraft you are endorsed on. After the PPL, we can provide training for additional aircraft endorsements to expand your horizons.