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Courses are taught in colleges, professional institutions and universities to earn credits towards a degree or license. Diplomas and certificates are available in a wide range of subjects or skillsets.

What is a course in private pilot license? Required groundwork focuses on flight principles, aerodynamics, weather data and meteorological services, radio communications, aircraft systems, flight planning, night flying procedures, Federal Aviation Regulations, flight maneuvers and more. Students will log flight hours to get a jump-start on experience and the required flight hours needed for license completion. Courses take anywhere from eight weeks to two years to complete.

Learning how to fly can be a huge confidence boost to students in their personal and professional lives. In addition, flying is rewarding in its own right. Handling emergency situations and possessing basic medical knowledge extends beyond flight preparation to prepare scholars for similar situations on the ground.

Course costs vary depending on the school of choice and the duration of the license coursework. Thorough research helps interested individuals make the best decision for their time and money.

Most students earn a private pilot license for the thrill of flying a private plane on their own, for family and friends, for work or for their next vacation spot. Some have used it to become flight instructors or tour guides, giving them a new career path. Pilots have joined aviation clubs to expand their social circles to include their interests. Some have branched off into new hobbies, including aerobatics, airplane-building and aircraft restoration. You can also use the license to be a good Samaritan by providing rides for the terminally ill.

Courses for certificates and licenses are available for full-time and part-time enrollment. Start your career or hobby with a search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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17 Results in Private Pilot License

San Diego Flight Training International

The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation. Applicant will receive a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 70 ... [+]

The Private Pilot Certification Course will be the student's first introduction to modern aviation.

Applicant will receive a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 70 hours of ground and/or classroom instruction.

Ground school training includes aerodynamics and the principals of flight; aircraft systems; meteorology and weather data services; airspace; air traffic control; radio communications; Federal Aviation Regulations; aero medical factors; aeronautical charts and associated publications; aircraft performance and limitations; basic and radio navigation; night flying procedures; flight planning; flight maneuvers; and ground operations.

Flight training syllabus includes preflight procedures; airport operations; takeoffs and landings; performance maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation and cross-country operations; basic instrument maneuvers; stalls; emergency operations; night operations; and post-flight briefing.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 weeks
Campus
Institute of Aviation at Parkland College

Associate degree students will sequentially earn the private pilot certificate, instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, and multiengine rating during the program ... [+]

Overview

The Institute of Aviation at Parkland College maintains a high level of quality in order to ensure the best outcomes for students. Located in Champaign, Illinois and with the help of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Frasca International, the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College is a leading collegiate flight school in Illinois and the only higher education institution in central Illinois with an aviation program.

Located at Willard Airport, approximately eight miles from Parkland College’s main campus, the Institute of Aviation facility houses classrooms, student offices, various flight simulators, and air fleet. The fleet consists of 17 single engine Piper archers, seven Piper Arrows, three multi-engine Piper Seminoles and two Cessna 152s.... [-]

USA Champaign
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cretan Eagle Aviation

Included are 45 hours minimum of flight training. You also need to pass 9 written exams, and a flight skill test at the end of the course. It can be completed in 3 months ... [+]

The P.P.L. course is designed to teach you how to pilot a Single Engine piston (SEP) airplane during the day using visual navigation (VFR).

Included are 45 hours minimum of flight training. You also need to pass 9 written exams, and a flight skill test at the end of the course. It can be completed in 3 months minimum provided that you pass the theory exams at first try, but it can also be done at your own pace.

Knowledge of the English language is required. English language classes can be arranged at an additional cost prior or during the course depending on each Student's needs.

The PPL Training Course includes:

• 45 flight hours

• 100+ hours Ground School (80 hours minimum)... [-]

Greece Heraklion
September 2020
Full-time
45 - 100 hours
Campus
Online
Pilot training center/ Pilotų Mokykla

The aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. ... [+]

PPL (A) - Private pilot licence DESCRIPTION

The aim of the Private Pilot PPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. To students who have successfully passed theory exams and skill test Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) provides private pilot licence. The holder of PPL licence becomes entitled to fly as pilot-in-command or co-pilot in aircrafts, which are recorded in a pilot licence.

SUBJECTS Air Law and Operational Procedures Aircraft General Knowledge Navigation Aircraft Flight Manual Communication Principles of Flight Meteorology Flight Performance and Planning Human Performance and Limitations REQUIREMENTS Minimum age: An applicant for a PPL(A) shall be at least 17 years of age Medical fitness: An applicant for a PPL(A) shall hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate. PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE – PPL: TIME / HOURS Flights with Cessna 150/152 (41 hours) 41 Flights with simulator (4 hours) 4 Private pilot theory * 100 Learning material (Oxford books) Flight exam with CAA inspector 1:30 ... [-]
Lithuania Vilnius
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Martinair Flight Academy

The PPL (Private Pilot Licence) is an EASA License, with which almost all small airplanes may be flown under VFR, without the restriction of European borders. Once you ha ... [+]

The PPL (Private Pilot License) is an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) License, with which almost all single-engine airplanes may be flown. The PPL License can be extended with a number of qualifications. For example flying blind qualification (Instrument Rating), which is necessary for instrument flying.

During this course you will learn how to fly an airplane and gradually explore the capabilities of the airplane. All basic flying techniques are discussed. This involves take off, landing, climbing, level flight, turns, stalls, descents, circuit flying, emergency procedures, etc.

As student pilot you work towards your first solo flight, which means flying without your instructor next to you. The next step after your first solo flight is to learn how to navigate with the aid of charts, compass, radio beacons etc. First you fly to other aerodromes with your instructor next to you and later you do this during solo flights.... [-]

Netherlands Lelystad
September 2020
Part-time
12 - 16 months
Campus
Eurotech Flight School

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism. ... [+]

Privileges

With the Private Pilot License you’ll be able to pilot helicopters for tourism.

Pre-requisites

To obtain aeronautical licenses, you must not have criminal records, nor criminal proceeding pending.

Even though the medical examination (2^ class certification) is not required by law in order to start the course, we highly recommend our students to perform it: the validity is five years for pilots under 40 and two years for pilots over 40. You may contact for free the planning office to book the medical, which must be taken in an Aeromedical Center (see the General Information page).

It is necessary to be 16 years old for the first solo flight and 17 for the final skill test.... [-]

Italy Caiolo
October 2019
Full-time
4 months
Campus
Asian Aviation Centre

Private Pilot Licence (PPL): Final Selection will be based on Medical Examination approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. Aptitude test conducted by Asian Aviation Cent ... [+]

Private Pilot Licence (PPL) No of Hours of Flying: Minimum 40hrs Duration: Approximately 4-6 months Ground School hours done as per the JAR Syllabus. Entry Requirements

GCE O/L with 6 passes including credits in Mathematics, Science and English or equivalent. Final Selection will be based on Medical Examination approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. Aptitude test conducted by Asian Aviation Centre.

Commencement:

Please call the Information Centre for commencements dates.

Fees Structure and Payment Plans

Please contact our Marketing Department for a customized plan.

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Sri Lanka Colombo
January 2020
Full-time
4 - 6 months
Campus
Ventum Air Flight Academy

In accordance with the FCL, the PPL(A) Private Pilot Licence can be obtained via training which begins with a theoretical course. The theoretical course will provide you ... [+]

In accordance with the FCL, the PPL(A) Private Pilot Licence can be obtained via training which begins with a theoretical course. The theoretical course will provide you with all the necessary aviation knowledge. The completion of this course is obligatory before proceeding to practical training. It is also the first step in making your dreams of flying come true.

In accordance with the European standards and regulations, as expressed in the FCL, theoretical training covers information regarding aviation law, flight rules, navigation and radio navigation, meteorology, airframe structure, performance and maintenance, flight planning and the safety of flight execution, pilotage rules, aeronautical communications, capabilities and limitations of the human body, as well as many other issues that will enable students to familiarize themselves with the basic rules of executing a flight.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
Royal Jordanian Air Academy

The aim of the PPL (A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules. ... [+]

Private Pilot License Course (PPL) Course Objective

The aim of the PPL (A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Visual Flight Rules.

Prerequisite/ Pre entry

Candidate should be at least 18 years of age in order to enrol in the course. An applicant for a PPL (A) shall hold a valid Class 1 or class 2 medical certificate in accordance with JCAR-Part Medical, and in order to exercise the privileges of a PPL (A) a valid class (2) medical certificate shall be held.

Total Course Duration Six months without English language course. Twelve months with English language Course. Course Contents

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Jordan Amman
September 2020
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
Paramount Aviation Academy

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers. ... [+]

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers.

Requirements to start - 16 years or older (you can start training earlier but have to be 17 years of age in order to be awarded a private pilot’s license and 16 years to be able to go solo) - Hold a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate (we have doctors in Bethlehem who are able to perform your flight medical once you have started the course) - You should be able to speak English on a conversational level, as it is a requirement to pass an English language test in order to obtain your radio license. Legal Flying Requirements A minimum of 25 hours dual flight instruction (dual – practical flight training with an instructor onboard) A minimum of 15 solo hours (this is made up of a minimum of 5 hours of cross-country, 5 hours of circuit and landing training and 5 hours of general flying training) 5 hours of instrument flying training. ... [-]
South Africa Bethlehem
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
Kenya School of Flying

This course takes four to six months. ... [+]

This course takes four to six months, and involves:

45 flying hours and revision General flight test Ground school instruction course Morse code tutorial

Students will be assessed by a KCAA GFT examiner.

Scheduled flight training courses commence quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Special intakes may be offered on request. We offer training to local and international students, and can offer accommodation at our Orly, Ukunda and Malindi stations. Students in Nairobi normally find their own accommodation, but we are able to recommend a number of hostels close to Wilson Airport.

Fee Structure

Phase 1: PPL (Approx. 4 - 6 Months) Minimum Charges

Item Cost (Ksh)... [-]

Kenya Nairobi
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Full-time
4 - 6 months
Campus
Global Aviation

0 - ATPL (A) Modular is a combination of training courses. The course begins with the Private Pilot License (PPL) course. ... [+]

Dear Sir,

First of all, thank you for your interest. Let me introduce ourselves. Global Aviation is the oldest professional pilot academy in Greece, an international aviation organisation with more than 20 years of experience in professional pilot training. Global Aviation is based in the Civil Aviation Airport of Pachi (LGMG), Athens, Greece and is approved by EASA to offer commercial airplane pilot training courses such as the ATPL Integrated, ATPL Modular, CPL, IR, MEP and MCC. As exclusive distributor of Piper Aircrafts in Greece and the Balkans, since 1997, Global Aviation uses a modern fleet of 6 single, 2 multi-engine training airplanes and 2 FNPT II flight simulators (including MCC) that are based in the Civil Aviation Airport of Pachi in Athens Greece. All theoretical and flight training takes place in Athens, Greece, where the weather allows us to fly around 350 days per year. Moreover, Global Aviation is an EASA approved maintenance centre and the only certified Piper Service Centre in the region.... [-]

Greece Pireas
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 months
Campus
Avel Flight School

The Private Pilot License allows you to be Pilot In Command of an aircraft for any non-commercial purpose. This is also the first step towards getting your Commercial Pil ... [+]

The Private Pilot License allows you to be Pilot In Command of an aircraft for any non commercial purpose. This is also the first step towards getting your Commercial Pilot License and later an airline job. Among the many privilages of the Private Pilot License, you are also allowed to operate charity flights subject to certain restrictions, and may participate in similar activities, such as Angel Flight, Civil Air Patrol and many others.

Minimum requirements to obtain a Private Pilot License Be at least 17 years of age Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently. Obtain at least a third class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience under Part 61, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 61.109. Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector or designated examiner ... [-]
USA West Chicago India Chennai
September 2020
Full-time
6 - 8 weeks
Campus
Flying Academy, International Flight Training Center

Private Pilot License is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on aeroplanes in non-commercial operations. PPL is the most common ty ... [+]

Private Pilot License

is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on aeroplanes in non-commercial operations. PPL is the most common type of license in General Aviation.

For future professional pilots, the Private Pilot License is also the first step in the aviation career.

Course entry requirements Minimum age of 16 years to apply Second class medical certificate No previous flight experience needed Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics English language knowledge - FTO oral and written test Privileges

The privileges of the holder of an PPL(A) are to act as pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in airplanes for non commercial purposes.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague Brno USA South Miami Heights  + 1 More
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
45 hours
Online & Campus Combined
Northern Air Training

With a Private Pilot License, you can fly a helicopter for private purpose with friends and family. For many student pilots, the PPL is the start towards a commercial pil ... [+]

What is PPL Helicopter

With a Private Pilot License, you can fly a helicopter for private purpose with friends and family. For many student pilots, the PPL is the start towards a commercial pilot career. The training consists of a theoretical and a practical part. We tailor our training to fit each student requirements, ability and schedule - full time if desired. The license you will be issued with is a PPL(H) EASA License, with this license you can fly in any European country and in many other countries around the world with very little effort.

Theoretical Training

We are using the latest state of the art teaching materials for all our theoretical courses. The training package includes all books, charts and navigation equipment for the theory. We carefully selected the best books and manuals on the market for our courses. For PPL, you have the option to have some of the books in your own language. All lecturing is done in English or Scandinavian language depending on individual needs.... [-]

Sweden Säve
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 8 months
Campus