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 beautiful landscapes from above. Aviomar organises several courses each year with lessons two or three days a week.
- The minimum age for license is 17 years old, however you may start training at the age of 16.
- Class 2 medical certificate issued by an Aeromedical Examiner - Please refer to the Aeromedical section of this website for further details.
- For minors: guardian's consent/release for flight training.
130 hours of classroom or distance learning instruction of 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 customised one-to-one ground training course or a Distance Learning training which is available on our eLearning platform.
45 hours (minimum) of flight training which comprises of:
- 35 hours with the instructor
- 10 as a Solo Pilot with the instructor supervising you from the ground
During the 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.
Cessna 152 and/or Cessna 172
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 with a validity of two years. It is maintained through either of the following options:
- By taking a proficiency check in the three months preceding expiry;
- 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 the 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". Thus, we highly recommend that you schedule a visit with us in person to further discuss your PPL course. Aviomar Flight Academy is open seven days a week from 09:00 AM to early evening depending on season, weather, daylight and flying activity.
Feel free to come by and meet one of our instructors. Give us a ring beforehand to let us know when you would mostly likely drop by. Alternatively, if you wish to book a trial lesson, you can call us to arrange the date, time and payment details.
The PPL course may be commenced throughout the year.