Private Pilot License (PPL)

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the minimum required for a pilot to take passengers up with them.

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the minimum required for a pilot to take passengers up with them. Once you have your PPL, you can take your family and friends up with you wherever you go. You will need to take a written and a practical test to get your PPL. But it is all covered during your training as an SPL holder. A PPL in the United States does not expire. That means, once you have it, you have it forever.

The requirements to obtain the license are determined by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), but the actual implementation varies widely from country to country. According to the ICAO, it is obtained by completing a course with at least 40 hours (45 in Europe) of flight time, passing seven written exams, completing an extensive solo cross country flight (the minimum cumulative solo flight time is 10 hours), and successfully demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test (including an oral exam). In the USA, pilots can be trained under T However, most pilots require 60–70 hours of flight time to complete training. The minimum age for a Private Pilot’s license is 16 years