Private Pilot License (PPL)
The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) enables you to fly throughout Europe and take passengers with you. Whether you fancy a simple sightseeing flight in the local area or a weekend in France, the PPL covers all these options.
The Private Pilot Licence can be an achievement in itself or used as a stepping stone to further commercial licences and a career as a pilot.
The privileges of the holder of a PPL (A) are to act without remuneration as a Pilot in Command (PIC) or co-pilot on aeroplanes or engaged in non-commercial operations.
Notwithstanding the paragraph above, the holder of a PPL (A) with instructor or examiner privileges may receive remuneration.
Applicants for a PPL (A) shall have completed at least 45 hours of flight instruction in aeroplanes including at least:
(1) 25 hours of dual flight instruction; and
(2) 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.
Theoretical Knowledge Examinations
There are 9 subjects which, with one to one tuition or self-study, are readily attainable. The ground exams can be undertaken at Border Air, before which, your experienced well-qualified instructor will make sure you are ready for the exams.
The examination subjects are as follows:
- Air Law
- Human Performance
- Operational Procedures
- Principles of Flight
- Flight Performance and Planning
- Aircraft General Knowledge