Pilot's Licence (EASA)
The EASA Private Pilot's Licence
(PPL) allows you to fly in visual conditions, in daylight, with passengers
in any single (piston) engined aeroplane (SEP). You may not receive payment
for flying but, in certain circumstances, you can share the costs with
The Joint Aviation Authority
requires a minimum of 45 hours training before they will issue a licence.
It is, however, quite common for students to take more than this minimum
to achieve the required standard. If you want to fly at night, in cloud
or in a turbo-prop, jet or multi-engined plane, you need to train for
the appropriate ratings.
For PPL Issue
1) Forty five
hours total flying time in a dual-control aeroplane.
2) Ten hours
of the 45 hours total must be solo time (called P1) of which at least
5 hours must be solo cross country navigation, including the Qualifying
Cross Country Flight which normally accounts for about 2 and half hours.
of the 45 hours total must be dual flying with an instructor and must
include 2 hours of stall and spin avoidance training (SSAT).
4) Passes in
the following ground exams:
Flight Performance &
Aircraft General Knowledge
Principals of Flight
Communications (Radio Telephony)
5) A valid medical certificate
issued by a EASA-authorised medical examiner.
6) An RT practical test
7) A Qualifying Cross Country
8) The Skill Test - combined
navigation and aircraft handling.
9) Aeroplane Knowledge (oral
10) A personal log book certified
correct by the Chief Flying Instructor.
11) A completed EASA PPL Application
12) A cheque made out to the
Licensing Authority for the appropriate fee.
1) Aircraft familiarisation
for and action after flight
3) Air experience
4) Effects of
5) Taxying &
6) Straight and
10a) Slow flight
11) Spin avoidance
12) Take off
(inc. emergency procedures) and climb to the down-wind position
13) The circuit,
approach and landing (inc. emergency procedures)
14) First solo
16) Forced landing
18a) Visual (Pilot)
at minimum level and reduced visibility
19) Basic instrument
The Skill Test