Private Pilot Licence

This will allow you to fly to destinations within Australia during daylight hours for pleasure or for personal transportation. Training can be conducted on a casual or full time basis, depending on your time and situation

Private Pilot Licence training is divided into two phases:

General Flying 

This part of the syllabus teaches the basic flying skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to fly solo with passengers from your base aerodrome and within the training area.

Navigation Training

This is conducted as a series of cross-country navigation exercises, and these flights are designed to develop the confidence and skills necessary to become a Private Pilot.

Before you can attempt a Private Pilot Licence practical test (PPL Test), you must have a minimum of 40 hours of aeronautical experience, which must include the following: 

  • at least 10 hours of general flight time as pilot in command, of which at least 5 hours is cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • at least 2 hours of instrument flight time

You must also have achieved a pass in the CASA PPL Theory Exam (70% Pass Mark). Your instructor can assist you with arrangements for sitting this exam, which may be conducted at the flying school.

The practical flight test is conducted by a CASA approved testing officer. 

To qualify to hold Private Pilot licence, you are required to; 

  • Have an ARN 
  • Hold a Class 1 or 2 medical certificate, or a Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner Certificate
  • Hold or be qualified to hold a flight radiotelephone operator’s licence
  • Pass a security check (ASIC)
  • Be at least 17 years old and
  • Be fluent in English