A Private Pilot Licence is ideal for the recreational pilot who wishes to fly away for family trips or simply venture a little further from home for the day. The licence enables you to fly in both controlled and non-controlled airspace within Australia, giving a wide range of options for travel.
The PPL course is also Phase 1 of our CPL course, so if you decided you wanted to make a career as a pilot, you could simply continue with the rest of the CPL course.
The course is planned on a minimum of 54 aircraft hours for a full-time integrated programme. Ab-initio training is conducted in a C152. Once basic handling skills are mastered, you will progress to a C172 for navigation and intermediate training. Navigation training progresses from uncontrolled airspace primarily in south-west WA to Class D controlled airspace at Jandakot Airport.
Theoretical knowledge training in the form of lectures and flight briefings is integrated with the practical training throughout the course. For those unable to attend a full-time ground school, a significant amount of self-study is required. Additional ground school is provided prior to sitting the PPL theory exam, which is undertaken at Bunbury Flying School.
Full time or part time
8 – 10 weeks for full time
- Class 2 Aviation Medical or higher
- Of an age to be 17 years old by completion of the course
- Be able to communicate effectively in English