The aim of the PPL (A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under the Visual Flight Rules. PPL (A) is the initial stage of flight training towards the frozen ATPL (A). 

Pre-Course Requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for the PPL (A) course. However, before flying solo in an Aviator Flight Centre aeroplane, a student pilot must

  • Hold a valid medical certificate, appropriate to the licence for which training is required, issued in accordance with Part-MED.
  • Be at least 16 years of age and 17 years of age for the licence issue.

Course Structure

Flight Training

  • 45 Hours Minimum Flight Training to include a minimum of 10 hours solo and 35 hours dual
  • PPL Skill test with an Authorised Examiner

Ground Training

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



Minimum 2 months