PPL(A) – private pilot license
PPL(A) private pilot license – how to become an aeroplane pilot?
Are aeroplanes your biggest passion? Would you like to try yourself in aviation? Do you wonder how it is to be a private pilot? PPL(A) license is your first step in the aviation career. It will allow you to fly single-engine aeroplanes up to 5700 kg for non-commercial purposes. Make your aviation dreams come true today!
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What are the preliminary requirements for PPL(A) training?
- minimum age of 16 years at the start of the training,
- minimum age of 17 years at the moment of applying for the license,
- Part-MED aviation-medical certificate of at least 2nd class.
What is the PPL(A) training program in Zonda Aero?
- The PPL(A) training program consists of 2 parts: theoretical and practical.
- The theory course of PPL(A) has been prepared by the instructors' team of Zonda Aero and is based on the spoken e-learning method. The course is also compatible with mobile devices. After completing all the modules available on the platform, the students are asked to attend two-day lectures with instructors at Zonda Aero headquarters (currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those classes run via Microsoft Teams).
The theoretical training program is conducted in accordance with European standards and FCL regulations. PPL(A) theoretical training is conducted in English and takes place on the basis of a program approved by the President of the Civil Aviation Authority of Poland in accordance with the certificate held by ATO Zonda.Aero. Our theoretical course to get Private Pilot License is based on spoken e-learning, which can be carried out on mobile devices as well. Our platform is available to you at any time.
The self-study period assumes 100 hours of theoretical classes, 17 of which are classroom lessons. Those lectures are taking place during a 3-day meeting with professional instructors. These classes are conducted online through the MS Teams platform.
The theoretical training ends with an internal exam and issuing a certificate that allows you to start practical training. This certificate is approved in EASA countries. It should be remembered that in order to perform a solo flight, it is necessary to present at least class 2 medical certificate, in accordance with FCL requirements.
PPL(A) training consists of:
- aviation law,
- a human being – capabilities and limitations,
- flight rules,
- operational procedures,
- general knowledge about the aircraft and navigation.
After successfully completing the theoretical classes, we can move on to the desired practical part. The practical part is carried out on the basis of a training program that includes a minimum of 45 hours of training in the air, in accordance with the PART-FCL regulations. You will approach training consisting of three stages that are divided into tasks. During the training, you can choose one of the following planes for flights:
- Cessna 150/152/172,
- Pipistrel Virus,
- Tecnam P2008JC.
What elements is the training divided into?
The first task is to learn basic piloting in the airport zone. In this part the procedure for emergency situations on the ground is discussed and analyzed. You will become familiar with the elements of the aircraft installations. At this stage, the training of proper taxiing is conducted. You will learn about the approaches at different flap deflections. Attention is given to improving take-off and landing approach errors. Knowledge of avoiding emergency situation is also provided - how to correctly bring the plane out of the early phase of spiral and other dangerous positions of the plane. At this stage, you learn to take action in the event of engine power failure and to take action in different emergencies. Before starting the solo flight, there are training flights in the traffic circle. The applicant shall also perform circling and landing maneuvers at an altitude of 500 ft.
At this stage of the training, you become familiar with the basic technical tools that are used for instrument flight. During the B exercises, a flight takes place based on the control tools.
Navigation is the most important element of the training and also the most interesting - you fly outside the airport zone in order to take control over navigation and visual orientation during the flight. At this stage, there are also solo flights along the routes. Attention is also paid to the radio navigation flight. During the training, the participant must fly a minimum distance of 270 km (150 nautical miles) during which full stop landings must be made at 2 airports other than the departure airport.
After the training, a practical exam takes place in our training center with a previously appointed examiner. We provide professional preparation from our experienced instructors which will be at your disposal at every step of the theoretical course and practical training, always ready to answer all your questions.
What else is worth knowing about PPL(A) course?
- The PPL(A) license training is a subject to 23% VAT tax rate,
- The cost of theory and practical exams at the Civil Aviation is posted on the authority’s website.
What are the advantages of obtaining a PPL(A) private pilot license?
- license owner can perform day-light flights in single-engine piston aircraft of up to 5700g,
- fly internationally during the day – *the license owner must have ICAO 4 English certificate,
- enhance your skills by taking new courses for additional licenses and qualifications such as:
What is the cost of the PPL(A) license training?
In order to successfully complete the PPL(A) training, you should finish the theoretical and practical stages. The price for PPL(A) theory is 750 EUR and is performed in individual formula with the instructor. Practical part of the PPL(A) costs 7500 EUR.