Becoming a private pilot requires only to obtain your Private Pilot Licence (PPL). The duration of training for your PPL is dependent upon how you plan it, and can be completed in as little as 6 weeks if taken full time. The PPL training program combines in-plane training as well as learning in a classroom setting during ground-school. A PPL can be endorsed with additional ratings that allow you to fly with other equipment or under different conditions.
Prior to starting your training to become a Private Pilot, please ensure you meet the following criteria:
Flight training for the Private Pilot Licence will consist of a minimum of 45 hours of flight training including:
Please keep in mind that the flight training times listed are minimums. Very few candidates are able to meet flight test standards after 45 hours of flight. Budget for 55 hours as a more realistic number.
Other requirements include: