Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
- 17 years old or older (16 to fly solo)
- Class two medical-minimum
- NCEA Level 2 or has 3 years work experience or has a minimum score of 6 IELTS or equivalent
- Full Time – 16 weeks, Part Time – time frame determined by the individual
- 50 hours minimum. Recommended 65 – 70 hours to meet CAA’s syllabus
The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is the first step to learning to fly. This is available to students completing their Diploma in Aviation or students wishing to fly for fun.
Ardmore Flying School’s PPL training programmes are of the very highest standard available. We are dedicated to providing first class training and tuition, personally tailored to meet the individual needs of students.
Whatever your aspirations, we believe that good solid training at private pilot level is imperative. Our training programmes are designed to go well beyond the minimum standards required for a Private Pilots Licence. A full time student can achieve an unrestricted Private Pilots Licence within twelve to sixteen weeks subject to weather and ability of the student.
This ensures you are well equipped to handle all situations with confidence while those students continuing on to a professional level will discover they have achieved a standard that makes future training much easier.
Ardmore Flying School will teach you all the practical and theoretical skills required to achieve your PPL. Once the PPL is achieved, Students will be able to take passengers and fly anywhere in New Zealand, but are unable to be employed on a PPL. In 50 hours minimum of flight time, we’ll take you from no flight experience to being a proficient pilot.
(all exams must be passed to obtain PPL Licence)
- Air Law – CAA rules and regulations
- Aircraft Technical Knowledge
- Flight Radiotelephony
- Human Factors
- Preparation for flight
- Starting and run-up procedures
- Take-off, circuit and landing
- Straight and level flight
- Aircraft manoeuvres
- Cross-country flying
- Emergency procedures
- First Solo