A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) allows the holder to fly an aeroplane as the Pilot in Command with passengers on board as long as that flight is not for hire or reward.

Training towards a PPL is the starting point for anyone interested in aviation either recreationally or commercially.

With a PPL you can take friends and family on scenic joy rides, away for the weekend or even just to share the experience with others.

Entry Requirements

To gain a PPL there are no prior requirements although secondary school level passes in English, maths and physics will help towards your understanding of the discipline.

Licence issues requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Achieve a pass in six aviation theory exams
  • At least 50 hours practical flying time
  • Pass a practical flight test


Anyone of any age can fly towards a PPL however to fly solo you must:


Theory subjects:

  • Flight Radio (FRTO)
  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation and Flight Planning
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge


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