(Private Pilot License)

Eligibility Ground classes for PPL

Choice of Course PPL – Private Pilot License
Course Description A Private Pilot License (PPL), is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a hobby pilot of an aircraft.
Course Duration 6 - 8 Months
Flying Hours 40 hours in Single Engine Aircraft
Aircraft Cessna 152, Cessna 172
Eligibility Minimum qualification required only 10th Pass.
Medical Class II Medical (Indian) is compulsory. You should be medically fit as per the standards laid down by DGCA.
Other Documents Police Verfication, EGCA Enrollement,Board Verification.


Subject to the validity of endorsements and ratings in the licence and compliance with the relevant provisions of Rules 39-B, 39-C and 42, the privileges of the holder of a Private Pilot´s Licence shall be to act, but not for remuneration, as Pilot-on-command or as Co-pilot of any aeroplane which is entered in the Aircraft Rating of his licence and carry passengers.

Provided that–

(1) No flight is undertaken for hire or remuneration of any kind, whatsoever;
(2) The passengers are carried by night only when the holder of licence is in possession of a valid night rating and has carried out not less than five take-offs and five landings by night as Pilot-in-command within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of intended flight;
(3) No flight shall be undertaken under the Instrument Flight Rules without being in possession of a valid Instrument Rating. NOTE: Although the minimum flight time for issue of PPL is 40 hrs but invariably almost all students require about 60 hrs of training before they are proficient for the issue of PPL.

Ground subjects

Trainee student pilots pursuing Private Pilot License (PPL) will be preparing for DGCA Examinations in the following subjects in addition to the prescribed PPL syllabus.

  • Air Regulations

    Aerodrome search and rescue, rules & regulations, customs and health and knowledge of communication and navigational facilities.

  • Air Navigation

    Theoretical and practical navigation.

  • Aviation Meteorology

    Basic knowledge of aviation, weather codes and plotting, elementary synoptic meteorology including simple interpretation of weather charts and meteorological procedures relating to aviation

  • Technical General (Aircraft and Engines)

    General principles and elementary knowledge of design, construction, maintenance and operation of aircraft, engine and instruments, ancillary systems, emergency systems, installations and equipment, basic knowledge of fuel and lubricants, loading of aircraft, weight distribution and its effect on flight characteristics.

  • Specific Paper (Cessna-172)

    Limitations, Aircraft Engines, Systems Weight & Balance Performance.

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