A private pilot licence (PPL) is a licence that allows a holder to pilot an aircraft as pilot-in-command or co-pilot when the aircraft is being operated in a private operation or the holder is receiving flying training.
Aircraft Australia offers both part time and full time courses. The course starts by applying for an ARN (Aviation Reference Number) and an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card). Training then follows to the syllabus approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. The first part of the training is in a Cessna 172 and covers flights in the training area, then the circuit area in preparation for your First Solo Flight.
Following this milestone, additional flights in the circuit area and training area are conducted in preparation for the PPL flight test .
The second part of your PPL training covers the navigation for cross country flights. Once the theory is completed, CASA written exam passed and flight competencies are achieved you will be awarded a Private Pilot Licence. This is your ticket to freedom; you can then enjoy the privileges of your Private Pilot Licence which is recognised internationally.
With the flexibility of flying having your PPL allows much more freedom compared to your RPL licence.
- The ability to fly at night.
- Flight into controlled airspace.
- Fly in all sorts of weather.
- The ability to fly multi-engine aircraft