EASA Private Pilot’s Licence – Aeroplanes PPL(A)

Course AIM

The aim of the Private Pilots Licence Aeroplanes (PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to act as Pilot in Command (PIC) or co-pilot under the Visual Flight Rules.


There are no pre-entry requirements for the Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course. However before flying solo, a student pilot must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Hold a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with Part-MED.
  • Have completed at least 10 hours of dual flight training.
  • Have completed the relevant emergency drill training.
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language proficiency, equivalent to at least ICAO Level 4.

Course duration

A full-time course of flight training for the Private Pilots Licence (PPL) is expected to last 4 weeks depending on the weather. However, the majority of students will complete the training part-time over a period of time that suits their availability.

Flying time

The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) course comprises 45 hours of flight instruction, including  at least 25 hours of dual flight instruction and 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time.

Ground school

The ground school is made up of the following elements; Self-study, Guided study, Long briefings and briefings totalling approximately 100 hours.

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