Private Pilot License – PPL (A)


Your passport to travel


More complete in its practical segment, the Private Pilot License (PPL) is an evolution from the LAPL. It enables you to not be limited to light four seat aircrafts and gives you access to instrument flying (IFR). It is the most common nonprofessional license to date.

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  • Be at least 15 years of age in order to be at minimum 16 at the first solo flight and 17 minimum for the final exam.
  • Be the holder of a Class 2 medical certificate.


Planning and duration

Each training session is freely reserved on line according to your availabilities.

This training will take you from 3 to 18 months depending on the time you give it. One year is the best to join good educational value and efficiency with a frequency of lessons of about 3 per month.

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Your PPL training program


Theoretical PPL training

To prepare for your theoretical exam you must take 13,5 hours of private lessons (additional cost) with your instructor at your desired times.

The theoretical training is validated by a 120 multiple choice exam over covering two sections.

To prepare for your practical exam you must take 51,75 hours of applied theory lessons linked to practical training.

PPL Practical training

You will have 45 flight hours :

  • 5 hours on a FNPT II simulator with instructor
  • 30 hours of flight instruction
  • 10 hours of solo flying

At the end, the practical training will be checked during an inflight exam.



The ideal modern airplane

between education and performance



Cessna 172S with G1000 avionics

You will be doing your training on a Cessna 172 SP G1000,

a four seat airplane with modern avionics also called « glass cockpit »,

it is equipped with a 180HP engine.