PPL training in an aircraft

Difficulty: Beginner

A private pilot has the right to operate as a captain or co-pilot on non-commercial flights on aircraft complying with the class or type rating indicated on the permit. The initial licence permits you to fly during the day in visual flight conditions in piston-model single-engine aircraft, which are classified as single-pilot planes (mainly Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Socata and other models with 4-6 seats). Our training plane is a two-seat Cessna 150. If you prefer, you can choose a Socata TB9 for your training flight. When applying for a flight permit you must be at least 17 years old, but you can start your studies earlier.

In total you have to fly for a minimum of 45 practical hours, of which at least 10 hours must be solo flights (flying alone) instructed by an instructor, consisting of a minimum five hours of cross-country flying, including at least one flight with two stopovers on a route with a minimum length of 270 km (150 NM (nautical miles)). The remaining 35 hours you fly with your instructor.

Practical flying is divided into three stages:

PHASE EXERCISES Min.hours from beginning Completion
1 1-17 12 Progress Test 1
2 18-22 20 Progress Test 2
3 23-25 43 Progress Test 3

For more detailed information about obtaining a flying permit, see the national regulation RTL 2002, 5, 52


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