Private Pilot Licence

Private Aeroplane Pilots Licence - PPL (A)

A Private aeroplane licence allows you to fly your friends and family around in an aeroplane anywhere in Australia. 

Main Requirements for Private Licence
  • Minimum 40 hours practical training
  • 1 theory exam covering all 7 subjects (conducted at our Townsville base)
  • Flight test with testing officer
  • Class 2 medical
  • Aviation Security Identification Card

Approximate Total Cost = $26,000 - $30,000 based on minimum hours flown

Private Licence Theory

To obtain a private aeroplane licence, you must complete 1 theory subject. This subject contains topics from the list below:

  • Human Factors
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operations Performance and Planning
  • Air Law

There are two main options for you when it comes to the theory aspect of your licence

  • If you are lucky enough to be the kind of person who is self-motivated, then self-study may suit you.
  • Alternatively, you may be more suited to learning in a classroom situation. This option will allow you to be able to learn in a classroom type atmosphere. We offer on-site private theory support where you can study in a classroom environment and have all information needed on-site also with the support of our experienced instructors for questions and white board briefings to help you understand. Any upcoming theory course dates can be found here.