Stage 2: Completion of your Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
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 (this means you CANNOT be paid as a Private Pilot ) or the holder is receiving flying training.
Once you have completed the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) you may then commence navigation training under VFR (Visual Flight Rules) for the PPL
The navigation exercises teach you the practical skills and airmanship required for flying safely to distant locations: managing fuel and flight logs; radio communication and transitions through different air space and control zones; unplanned diversions (due to weather etc.); conducting circuits at unfamiliar aerodromes; and landing on different types of surfaces.
You will conduct several navigation exercises, both under instruction and solo, around Victoria to reinforce and consolidate your skills in preparation for the Private Pilot Licence flight test.
The theory syllabus for the PPL includes subjects such as flight rules and air law, aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning, power plants, aircraft systems and other relevant subjects. You are required to pass the PPL theory examination conducted by CASA.
For the flight test, you will demonstrate your skill to the Approved Testing Officer by departing for a round trip with two or more landings / turning points en route. During the test you will show your ability to divert to an alternative location, carry out emergency procedures and demonstrate competent planning and management of the flight (observing all procedures and rules – navigation, radio work, and general airmanship) before successfully completing the flight.
After passing the PPL flight test, you will be issued with a Private Pilot Licence, which authorizes you to fly anywhere within Australia, solo or with private passengers in daytime visual weather conditions. You will no longer require your instructors permission to undertake a flight as pilot in command.
After receiving your PPL you may decide to undertake further training for various aircraft endorsements and/or ratings.
This licence enables the holder to conduct private flights within Australia in good weather by day. The minimum age for the issue of a Private Pilot Licence is 17 years (so you can be training for the PPL licence when 16 however cannot be issued the licence until you turn 17). The applicant must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language.
Theory Examinations Required
- Flight Radio Operators Licence
- Private Pilot Licence Theory Exam on:
- Flight Rules
Estimated Cost* Piper Warior PA-28
|Dual Training||20.5 hrs||$8405|
|Solo Training||5.5 hrs||$1677|
|Flight Test||3 hrs||$915|
*In addition to the above, there are a number of other items that will be required including ;
- CASA Medical approximately: $300.00
- Headset $300.00 to $1000.00
- Moorabbin Airport Access Card $30.00
- Aviation Security ASIC Card: $220.00 (not mandatory, but recommended)
- Logbook: $25.00
- Maps, Charts, Text Books for Self study of Theory Examinations app: $600.00
Note. Above is a cost estimate based upon the minimum training hours required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the issue of a Private Pilots Licence (PPL) It should be emphasised that this is a guide only and is not to be taken as a formal quote since the actual training times required will depend upon many factors, especially personal ability and frequency of training.
Prices are subject to change and are plus GST if applicable. All Landing and Towers fees excluding Ayers Rock, Essendon, Avalon and Capital City Primary Airports are included in the estimate.*