PPL training is the first step for a career as a pilot. Representing the core skills of a pilot, you will learn how to fly an airplane, from takeoff to landing, including navigation flights to other airports. This module includes ground courses held twice a week. Alternatively, theoretical knowledge can be obtained through our distance learning programme.
The PPL will allow you to fly on single engine airplanes under Visual Meteorological Conditions and Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
Theoretical courses cover:
- Air law
- Principles of flight
- Flight performance and planning
- Operational procedures
- Human performance
- Aircraft general Knowledge
Classroom courses will start every year in October. Distance learning theoretical courses can be started at any time of the year. After having passed an internal test, you will sit the theorietical Knowledge exam held by the authority.
Practical training which may start in parallel with the theoretical course must include a minimum of 45 hours flying time, divided into 2 separate phases :
- Getting acquainted with the aircraft, climb, descend, turn, take off and land. Your instructor teaches you how to react correctly during the flights you carry out with him on board. Once you are able to take full control of the aircraft, you will make your first solo flight around the Airport.
- Training and completing your skills in take-offs and landings, flying around the area of the airport, either alone or with your instructor on board. You also learn how to prepare and make flights to other airports located abroad and you familiarize yourself with radiotelephony in English. Once you have completed this phase, your instructor proposes you to the authority for the practical flying examination to obtain your private pilots license.
In total, the theoretical and practical training concludes with a theoretical examination and a practical examination. During the training you will also need to pass the ICAO English language proficiency examination.