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PPL Course Overview
For those of you who wish to hire or use your own light aircraft, the Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course offers you the training and experience you need. If you want to go further and pursue a professional aviation career via the Modular route, the PPL is the first step.
The Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course combines both practical flight training and the theoretical knowledge required to fly light aeroplanes.
The course requires a minimum of forty hours flying time – including solo flight – ending with a skills test with an examiner. The skills test will examine your general handling and navigation skills.
There are also written exams to be completed covering important topics including:
- Air Navigation
- Air Regulations
- Technical General
- Technical Specific
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All of the exams are in the multiple-choice format. Finally, you must pass a medical examination by a DGCA-approved doctor, and pass a practical radio operators exam. Most medicals are straightforward and anyone of average health should pass the medical without any difficulties. Our dedicated, experienced instructors will support you throughout your training. You can fly as often as you like, but we do recommend that all students should aim to fly at least once a week – regular flying experience plays an important role in the training !
The Private Pilots Licence allows to you to pilot an aircraft during daylight hours in reasonably good weather within the limits of Visual Flight Rules (VFR). To allow you to fly in more challenging conditions, the licence can be upgraded to include the ability to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) and/or at night.
- Be at least 16 years of age at start of the training
- Shall have passed class Ten or equivalent examination
- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
- Obtain at least a current class II medical certificate
- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and solo flight
- Pass knowledge test as well as the practical test
To complete the PPL course you need to perform a minimum of 40 flight hours in addition to passing theory tests. The average time for Aviation Planet students is around 4 to 6 months – but it depends on each particular student’s dedication.
With the PPL licence you can fly any aircraft that does not participate in commercial operations. Our course certifies you to fly any single-engine (single piston) aircraft.
Yes, you can – once your licence is issued, and provided that the operation is only for recreational purposes and without revenue.
No, you can not. The PPL licence is designed for recreational use only and may never be used for professional purposes. This would require a CPL licence. You can check the details of our courses on our website or contact a training advisor for more information.
Of course! In fact, it is part of the CPL course. The initial phase of the CPL course is same as PPL.
To obtain the PPL licence, a Class 2 medical examination is required, which has less restrictive standards than that of a Class 1 for CPL.
The minimum age to start the PPL course is 16 years with parent authorisation.
No, the percentage of students who complete the course successfully is almost 100%. Most of the concepts are new for the students, which will require many hours of studying, but with interest and motivation you will achieve your goals.
To begin PPL training you must be 16 years old, pass a Class 2 medical exam, have a high school certificate. To begin training for the CPL licence you must be 16 years old, pass a Class 1 medical examination, have a high school certificate.
It depends on the type of licence we want to obtain. You can check the prices of our courses by contacting one of our training consultants.