Private Pilot Licence - PPL (A)

 
Private pilot licence (PPL) , is a type of pilot licence that allows the holder to act as pilot in command of an aircraft privately (not for remuneration). The licence requirements are determined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), but implementation varies widely from country to country. According to the ICAO, it is obtained by successfully completing a course with at least 40 hours (45 in Europe) of flight time, passing seven written exams, completing a solo cross-country flight (minimum cumulative solo flight time is 10 hours), and successfully demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test (including an oral exam). 

 

 

However, most pilots require 60–70 hours of flight time to complete their training. The minimum age for a private pilot certificate is 16 for balloons and gliders, and 17 for powered flight (airplanes, helicopters, and gyroplanes). Pilots can begin training at any age and can solo balloons and gliders from age 14, and powered aircraft from age 16.

PPL (A) Training Goal :

The goal of PPL(A) training is to teach a pilot to become a pilot in command in VFR
conditions with

  • the right use of organizational elements
  • the right use of airplane, engine, system and equipment in normal and
    emergency operative procedures
  •  Independence, versatility and completeness in flight preparation, development of flying culture, flight discipline and all other positive features related to basic and navigational flight in VFR conditions.
 

Theoretical knowledge course syllabus:

No. Subject Total
1.
Air law
12
2.
Aeroplanes
12
3.
Flight Performance and Planning
12
4.
Human Performance & Limitations
8
5.
Meteorology
15
6.
Navigation & Radio Navigation
22
7.
Operational Procedures
6
8.
Principles of Flight
8
9.
Radiotelephony Communications
5
Total
100

Theoretical classes end with theoretical tests. Students on all theoretical tests must accurately answer a minimum of 75% of the questions in order to access practical classes.

Flight Training Syllabus

Phase Exercise Flights Ends with
Part. 1 basic
From V-1 to V-13
12
Progres test 1
Part.2 - Advanced
From V-14 to V-18a
18
Progres test 2
Part.3 - Navigation
From V-18b to V-19
15
Progres test 3

Total (all parts):

  • 150 Flights
  • 45 hours total ( 34.5 hours with FI(A) & 10.5 solo )

PPL- Conditions for starting training

  • The candidate must be 18 years old or if minor (minimum 16 years old), the written parent/guardian consent must be provided.
  • Prior to practical training the CAD Student Pilot Authorization and medical certificate class 2 according to Part-MED must be provided.