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PPL(A) & PPL(H) - Private Pilot License Airplane or Helicopter

 

Private Pilot License is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on aeroplanes in non-commercial operations. PPL is the most common type of license in General Aviation.

For future professional pilots, the Private Pilot License is also the first step in the aviation career.

Course entry requirements

Electronic Flight Bag - subsidized iPad mini 4G+WiFi

All our trainees starting this flight training program have the opportunity to get a subsidized Electronic Flight Bag - iPad mini 4G + WiFi.

Electronic Flight Bag used primarily for studying, as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad, and as an aid in the flight training, by using the electronic charts, POHs etc.

Ground training

Total instruction time given is 30 hours minimum and consists of two modules.

Module 1 - Preparation for exams:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications

Module 2 - Theoretical preparation for flight training:

  • Maneuvers
  • Weight and balance
  • Flight planning and monitoring Communication
  • Aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, measures and procedures to prevent collisions.

Helicopter specific:

  • Control the helicopter by external visual reference.
  • Take-offs, landings, hovering, look out turns and normal transitions from and to the hover.
  • Emergency procedures, basic autorotation, simulated engine failure, leveling ground effect (ground resonance), if relevant to type
  • Flight sideways and backwards, turning on the spot.
  • Recognize and compensate for the resulting vortex ring
  • Autorotation with touchdown simulated engine-off, practice forced landings. Simulated equipment malfunctions and emergency procedures relating to malfunctions of the engine, controls, electrical and hydraulic circuits.
  • Sharp turns
  • Transitions, quick stops, in the lee of maneuvers, takeoffs and landings on slopes.
  • Flights with limited power and confined area operations including selection and flights to and from unprepared sites.
  • Flights only by the basic flight instruments including completion bend in the horizon of 180 degrees and leveling unusual attitudes to simulate inadvertent entry into cloud (this training may be conducted by a flight instructor rating (FI (H)).
  • Over flights using orientation, navigation calculations and, where available, radio navigation aids.
  • Arrivals, departures and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic services procedures, communication procedures and phraseology.

Flight training [for PPL(A)] with Flight Instructor:

Duration

Description

20 hours

Basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, take-offs and landings etc.

5 hours

Navigation cross-country

Total of 25 hours with Flight Instructor

Flight training [for PPL(A)] solo:

Duration

Description

15 hours

Solo flights under ground supervision of the FI

5 hours

Solo navigation cross-country flights, one of 150 NM with full stops at two different airports other than departure airport

Total of 20 hours solo + extra minimum of 1 hour for final check ride with CAA evaluator

After completing the flight training the trainee shall have the required flight experience required by CAA authorities,

45 hours total time in airplane (PPL(A))/helicopter (PPL(H)) with:

  1. At least 25 hours of dual instruction [with FI]
  2. At least 15 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) with two full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure.

Examination – Theoretical

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the CAA office in the form of written tests. Tests consist of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures).

A pass in a subject is awarded to an applicant achieving at least 75% of the marks allocated to that subject. Theoretical examination for the PPL(A)/(H) must be successfully passed at the CAA within a period of 12 months from date of completion the ground training in the ATO.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exam is performed in flight with the authorized CAA examiner and can be taken after successful completion of the written tests at the CAA authority. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • operate the airplane/helicopter within its limitations
  • complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as possible
  • exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • apply aeronautical knowledge
  • maintain control of the airplane/helicopter at all times.

Duration

The PPL(A)/(H) can be obtained in a range period starting from a month depending on the trainees time availability for both theoretical and practical training.

Request more information

If you would like to get more details and find a tailor-made solution for your query please fill in the form below or give us a call. Specially allocated Flight Training Consultant will guide you throughout all the process and answer the questions you might have.

Customer support by phoneCustomer support by phone

You can also request information regarding your flight training by phone:

Czech Republic: +420 228 882 444
Miami, FL, USA: +1(305)255-8753
Los Angeles, CA, USA: +1(951)272-3942
India: +917 406 589 213

Frequently asked questionsFAQ

Find answers to your frequently asked questions.

Fee PPL(A)

The fee includes all components needed for being able to comply with the PPL issuance requirements.

Change currency

DescriptionAmountUnit price EURTotal EUR
Cessna 152451165 202
Flight Instructor45321 440
Ground training1956956
Total EUR7 598

The price is without VAT (+ 21 %).

Training fees are covering following items and services:

  • All training manuals
  • Access to the Learning Management System and EASA question bank
  • Instructor time for ground school & practical training
  • Planes, including fuel

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 

Upgrades

You have an opportunity to upgrade for a different type of aircraft during your training. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.

Change currency

UpgradeAmountUnit price EURTotal EUR
Cessna 172P (upgrade from Cessna 152)4516720
Total EUR720

Fee PPL(H)

The fee includes all components needed for being able to comply with the PPL issuance requirements (all flight training with FI, ground theoretical training, helicopter rental).

Change currency

DescriptionAmountUnit price EURTotal EUR
Helicopter Robinson R224531214 040
Flight Instructor45321 440
Ground Training1960960
Total EUR16 440

The fee do not include 21% VAT

The course fees cover the following items and services:

  • All training manuals
  • Access to the Learning Management System and EASA question bank
  • Instructor time for ground school & practical training
  • Robinson R22 (including fuel) for the flight training

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 

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