A PPL (Private Pilots Licence) allows you to fly recreationally and be the pilot in command of an aircraft (without payment). Getting your PPL (Private Pilots Licence) is the first step if you would like to become a Commercial Pilot or an Airline Transport Pilot. The PPL is the foundation of your flying career, this is where you will learn all the principals of becoming a pilot.
An intro flight will give you an opportunity to get a feel for what it’s like to fly in a light aircraft. You will also have an opportunity to operate the controls under the watchful eye of your experienced instructor. It will be very clear to you when you have control and when the instructor has control of the aircraft. You will start by taxiing to the runway running through a series of checks before you roll down the runway and take to the skies. Once you are airborne you will be taken into the training area where you will have the opportunity to get a feel for the aircraft and its controls. The flight will last about 40 minutes, after which you will fly back to make your landing.
It is difficult to say how long a student will take to get their Private Pilot Licence. Every person is unique in their learning of skills and theory. The weather also plays a major part of flight training. Essentially your flight training will take as long as it takes to ensure you understand and are comfortable in the air.
|CAA Fees - Student pilots licence||R370.00|
|Medical exam, including chest x-rays and ECG||R1800.00|
|Club Membership Fees - Per annum||R1050.00|
|Aircraft Hire - Sling min. 45hrs||R43875.00(R975.00 x 45hrs)|
|Flight Instructor - min. 45hrs||R10350.00 (R230.00 X 45hrs)|
|Ground School - 8 Subjects includes all 8 exam fees, excludes re-writes.||R9475.00|
|Books and Equipment||R1800.00|
|CAA Fees - Private Pilots Licence||R470.00|