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Private Pilot Licence - PPL

A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) permits you to fly an aeroplane as the Pilot in Command with passengers on board.

Training towards a PPL is the ideal starting point for all budding pilots regardless of whether you are learning to fly for fun, or you want to build a long term career in aviation. In fact, a PPL is a prerequisite for obtaining a A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) permits you to fly an aeroplane as Pilot in Command with passengers on board.

Training towards a PPL is the starting point for all budding pilots regardless of whether you are learning to fly for fun, or you want to build a long term career in aviation.


In fact, a PPL is a prerequisite for obtaining a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).

During our full time PPL theory ground course, all 6 required subjects will be covered in detail within a 2 week period.

With the assistance of our expert flight instructors, this course will prepare you to tackle the exams in a fantastic learning environment.

Add your theoretical knowledge to the practical elements of flying an aircraft, and obtain the skills you will use Every Time you take to the skies!

Entry requirements

  • Be at least 16 of age; and
  • Hold a DL9 or Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate.

Theory subjects and ground courses

  • Flight Radiotelephony
  • Air Law
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Human Factors
  • Air Navigation and Flight Planning
  • Meteorology

To be eligible for a PPL flight test, you require passes in all 6 theory subjects, and all knowledge deficiencies must be signed off by an A or B Category instructor.

Flight test requirements

  • Minimum 50hrs total flight experience (40hrs without cross country privileges), including the specific flight experience detailed by the AC61-3;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Be English Language proficient; and
  • Hold a DL9 or Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate*

*To exercise full PPL privileges a class 2 medical certificate must be held.

Upcoming ground course intakes

10 Jan, 28 Mar, 11 Jul, 10 Oct

Additional Ratings

  • Aerobatic Rating;
  • Night Rating;
  • Instrument Rating; and
  • Aircraft type ratings
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