Requirements to Gain a PPL

  • 50 hours total flight time (40 hours for Restricted PPL)
  • 15 hours dual
  • 5 hours advanced dual
  • 15 hours solo
  • 5 hours solo consolidation
  • 5 hours instrument time
  • 2 hours may be in an approved flight simulator
  • 5 hours Terrain and Weather Awareness
  • 2 hours Low Flying
  • 2 hours Mountain Flying
  • 10 hours Cross Country (Not required for Restricted PPL)
  • 5 hours Dual Cross Country
  • 5 hours Solo Cross Country

Theory

  • Pass 6 Subjects
  • Air Law
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Flight Radio
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Pass English Language Proficiency Test
  • KDR's signed off by an A or B category instructor

Flight Test

  • Pass a flight test with an A category flight instructor
  • Demonstrate competence in flying ability
  • Demonstrate a pre-flight inspection
  • Demonstrate a passenger safety brief
  • Pass a general knowledge quiz
  • Licence privileges, limitations and currency requirements
  • P-Charts and Weight & Balance
  • AIP Volume 4 knowledge
  • Fuel Requirement calculations
  • Weather interpretation

Currency Requirements

  • 3 take-offs and landings in the same aircraft type within the pat 90 days or demonstrate competence in take-off and landing to an A or B category instructor
  • Have a current class 2 medical or DL9 for RPL
  • Pass a Biennial Flight Review (BFR) every 2 years

Other Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Must be 16 years old for solo flight
  • The pilot must have an adequate ability to speak English for the completion of the flight
  • All exams are passed before solo cross country flight
  • Hold a class 2 medical or DL9 for RPL
  • Fit and Proper person
  • Front of logbook signed by an A or B category flight instructor

PPL Syllabus

The main PPL Syllabus covers the following 27 set lessons which take up to one hour each and it is expected that the student pilot will log approximately 65 hours of flight time by the time the PPL flight test is passed. (Note: Lessons may not be taken in this order due to weather, ability and instructor availability)

  • Lesson Description
  • Effects of Controls
  • Straight and Level
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Medium Turns
  • Climbing and Descending Turns
  • Basic Stalling
  • Stalling with Power and Flap
  • Slow Flight
  • Pre Circuit Revision
  • Circuits
  • First Solo
  • Solo Consolidation
  • Area Familiarity
  • Forced Landings
  • Steep Turns
  • Stalling with Wing Drop
  • Compass Turns and Instrument Flying
  • Crosswind Circuits
  • Max Performance/Minimum Distance Landings
  • Low Flying
  • Advanced Low Flying
  • Precautionary Landing
  • Terrain and Weather Awareness
  • Map Reading
  • Cross Country Nav (Dual)
  • Cross Country Nav (Solo)
  • Pre Flight Test Revision
  • PPL Flight Test