Private Pilot Licence PPL

Private Pilot Licence

Lets you fly aircraft for recreational and private use

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Hold a current Medical Certificate.
  • Pass an examination in six subjects.
  • Pass a Flight Test which will include all normal and emergency flight manoeuvres.

This will also include a test on your ability to comply with Air Traffic Services practices and procedures. . A Restricted Private Pilot Licence is available in which some of the requirements regarding hours are waived. However you are restricted to flights carrying passengers within a radius of 25 nautical miles of the aerodrome of departure.

Medical Certificate
You will require a Class 2 Medical Certificate from a Civil Aviation approved doctor

Written Exams
  1. Principles of Flight
  2. Meteorology
  3. Human Factors
  4. Navigation
  5. Aviation Law
  6. Flight Radio Telephone Operator (FRTO)

Aerohire specialises in running these Ground Theory courses and you need to sit the exams under the supervision of a Civil Aviation approved Examiner

Practical Flight Test

To be eligible for your Flight Test you are required to complete at least

50 hours total flight time of which …

  • 15 hours must be dual instruction
  • 15 hours must be solo flight time
  • 5 hours must be instrument flight time (2 may be in our Approved Flight Simulator)
  • 10 hours cross-country navigation training.
First Solo
Most students achieve their First Solo between 10 and 15 hrs of flying

Aerohire operates a Cessna 152 for all PPL training