The Royal Aero Club’s Private Pilot Licence syllabus is endorsed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is made up of three main stages:
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) require 40 hours minimum flight time to issue a Private Pilot Licence. With the extensive competencies required to meet the Australian National Competency Standards for Private Pilots and to recieve endorsements to fly in all airspace types, a student with no prior experience could not expect to meet these standards within 40 hours.
A realistic target to aim for is approximately 60 hours to be adequately prepared for a PPL flight test. The exact number of hours you will require is dependent on the frequency of your flying training and your skill level.
An Australian Private Pilot Licence allows you to fly as Pilot in Command anywhere in Australia. As a Private Pilot you are not permitted to charge for your services without holding a Commercial Pilot Licence, but you are permitted to cost share with your passengers to split the cost of hiring or operating an aircraft.
Please note: GST will be added to a course cost if the student is not on an accredited GST free course.