PPL(A) is the first step in a typical flight training. It builds the basic intuitions, knowledge and skills toward becoming a pilot. During PPL training you will learn how to feel the aircraft and the surrounding factors. You will also learn how to land an aircraft solo along with how to plan and navigate cross country flights. After successful course completion you will be able to control an aircraft by yourself.
PPL(A) is the first step towards such different objectives such as becoming a recreational pilot or commanding huge commercial jets for an airline company.
The minimum flight hours required for PPL(A) training is 45 hours with a qualified flight instructor. The practical training is designed to increase your skills. Your flight instructor will look at your study progress, point out areas that need improvement and explain how to do it.
A holder of a PPL(A) – Private Pilot License – is authorized to carry out flights without remuneration as the pilot-in-command or as a co-pilot of aircraft or touring motogliders in non-commercial operations.
Each person applying for a PPL must meet the following criteria:
- being not less than 16 years old at commencement of the theoretical course,
- being not less than 17 years old on the date of issue of the license
- pass the official theory exams covering 9 subjects
- obtain a medical certificate Class II or higher (i.e. Class I), issued by an approved aviation medical examiner.
- ICAO English Level 4 or more
- have no criminal records
This qualification allows you to act as Pilot in Command (PIC) on single-engine, piston-powered aircrafts-SEP(L)- with a maximum take-off weight of 5700 kilograms, during the official day time, under Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).