Introduction and Privileges
The Private Pilot License (PPL) is an ICAO/EASA License that permits the holder to act as the pilot-in-command (PIC) of an aircraft privately, meaning not for remuneration. PPL is the most common type of license in general aviation. Private pilots are able to take friends or family members around and enjoy the beauties of the world from “above”. Our Flight Academy organizes several courses each year with lessons two or three days a week.
- Minimum age for license issue is 17 years old, however you may start training at the age of 16..
- Medical certificate: Class 2, issue by an Aeromedical Examiner - Please refer to the Aeromedical section of this website for further details.
- For minors: guardian release for flight training.
130 hours of classroom or distance learning instruction in the following subjects:
- Air Law
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Aircraft performance
- Human Performance and Medicine
- Operational Procedures
- Communciations (Italian and/or English)
- Principles of Flight
Some basic Maths and Physics principles will be revised during the first lessons.
Classes are organized during week days and/or at weekends. It is also possible to have a fully customized one-to-one ground training course or a Distance learning training which is available on our eLearning platform.
Flight Training comprises of minimum 45 hours of flight instruction of which 35 will be with your instructor and 10 as a Solo Pilot with the instructor supervising you from the ground. During flight training you will learn how to fly the aircraft independently, plan cross-country flights and make use of all instruments and equipment available.
Practical training is arranged on an individual schedule with your assigned Flight Instructor. Our Flight Academy is open 7 days a week for flying operations.
3 to 4 months.
Holders of other flying licenses such as helicopters and gliders can obtain a flight hour credit.
Maintaining your PPL
When your PPL is issued, you will also be issued with an SEP(Land) rating. This will initially allow you to fly light single-engine aeroplanes and is valid for two years. It is maintained either by taking a proficiency check in the three months preceding expiry or by logging 12 hours of flight time (including 6 hours Pilot in Command and a 1 hour training flight with a Flying Instructor) in the 12 months preceding expiry. Under this second option you must also carry out 12 take offs and landings.
I'm Interested - What do I do Now?
We hope you have found the information contained on this page interesting. It can appear quite confusing when you're just "starting out". That is why we recommend that you visit us in person to discuss your PPL further. AVIOMAR is open seven days a week from 09:00am to early evening depending on season, weather, daylight and flying activity. Please feel free to fall by and meet one of our instructors. Give us a ring beforehand to let us know when you're likely to be dropping by. Alternatively, if you wish to book a trial lesson please give us a ring to arrange a date, time and payment details and we will see you then.