Do you want to learn how to control the airplane? Regardless of whether you are doing it because of a hobby or in the future you want to make money by flying: get a PPL(A) license. You will be able to fly a recreational airplane or start training for a professional license
What does the PPL(A) license allow for? This is the basis from which most of professional pilots started. The PPL(A) license entitles You to pilot single-engine piston aircraft with a maximum take-off mass not exceeding 5,700 kg according to VFR regulations by day. In order to obtain the right to fly under VFR at night it is required to complete a minimum of 5 hours of practical training (10 hours recommended) according to the program VFR night. If you pass the English exam (ICAO level 4), you can do tourist or business flights not only in Europe, but practically in every country in the world
A pilot with a PPL(A) license after obtaining the appropriate flight practice and additional training can extend his license for further entitlements, i.e. permission to fly by Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), flight instructor license with Restriction (FI (A) R) and multi-engine ME flight entitlement, as well as train a more complex type of aircraft requiring TR (type rating).
How to start? The minimum age to start training is 16 years. You must be 17 years old to apply for the license. Part-MED required medical-aviation certificate of the minimum class 2.
Flight training duration – PPL(A) training consists of two stages run in parallel:
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- theoretical training – the same for the LAPL(A) and PPL(A) licenses, lasts 100 hours (it is enough to have at least 10 hours of lectures, 90 hours may be self-learning from specially developed materials). During the training you will gain knowledge, among others in the field of aviation law, meteorology, navigation, flight rules and communications.
- practical training – it lasts 45 hours, of which 5 hours of practical exercises are allowed on a FSTD (Flight Simulation Training Device) simulation training device. After completing it, along with passing the theoretical examinations (9 subjects in front of the Air Examination Commission), you take the practical exam with the examiner of the Civil Aviation Authority (usually less than 2 hours of flight).
Training for the PPL(A) license will take place with us, among others on the high-wing Cessna 172 airplane or low-wing Evektor SportStar RTC low-cost aircraft, which is one of the most popular training aircraft. It is particularly appreciated for his economy and the fact that it is controlled gently and lightly, which provides incredible impressions and views. You will learn about many other advantages of this agile machine during classes at PlanePoland.
If you are considering getting a PPL(A) pilot license, but you are not sure if the sky-high adventure is for you, take advantage of our familiarization flights.
The Private Pilot License PPL(A) may be used commercially with an airplane instructor rating in students training for LAPL(A) or PPL(A).