Private Pilot Licence (PPL) - the sky is the limit!

A private pilot flies for the fun and the challenge!

A Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane, allows you to:

  • Fly as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an aeroplane of a class and type in respect of which the licence is endorsed with ratings
  • Challenge yourself by advancing your licence with additional licences and/or ratings


  • Minimum 17 years of age (14 for first solo)
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your PPL you must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 45 hours total flight time, (of which a maximum of five hours may be completed in an approved flight-training device), with:
    • 17 hours dual instruction flight time, including three hours of cross country flight time and five hours of instrument time (three hours may be approved simulator ground time)
    • 12 hours solo flight time, including five hours of cross country flight time, including a flight of a minimum of 150 nautical miles which shall include two full stop landings at points other than the point of departure
  • Successfully completed a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standards – Private Licence – Aeroplane (TP13723E)
  • Completed a minimum of 40 hours private pilot aeroplane ground school instruction including mandatory subject areas.
  • Obtained a minimum of 60% on the written examination for Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (PPAER)

Private Pilot Licence information and pricing


TC Study & Reference Guide - PPL

TC Flight Test Standards - PPL

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