Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

The Private Pilot Licence is less restrictive than the NPL, allowing you to fly larger and faster aircraft and take your aviation adventure beyond the borders of South Africa. It also allows you to enhance your skills with additional ratings such as the night rating, instrument rating or multi-engine rating.

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Get your PPL and enjoy the freedom of flight, for business or pleasure

You will see, feel and experience things that you can only imagine
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Privileges of a Private Pilot Licence:

  • Entitled to act as pilot in command of a wide variety of aircraft
  • Obtain further ratings, like night, Instrument, multi-engine, aerobatics
  • The PPL does not allow you to fly for reward or remuneration

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • Valid class 2 or higher medical certificate
  • Restricted radio licence (complete the Radio Telephony course and exam)

Pass the following theoretical examinations as per SA CAA:
  • Principles of Flight
  • Aircraft General
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Flight Planning & Performance
  • Navigation
  • Radio Telephony

  • Minimum 45 hours total flight training
  • 25 hours dual flight training
  • 15 hours solo flight training
  • 5 hours solo cross country flight training
  • Pass the PPL flight test as per SA CAA