Private Pilot Licence Requirements

1. An applicant for a PPL(A) shall be at least 17 years of age.

2. An applicant for a PPL(A) shall hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate. In order to exercise the privileges of a PPL(A) a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate shall be held.

3.

    a) An applicant for a PPL(A) who has complied with the conditions specified in JAR–FCL 1.100, 1.105, 1.120, 1.125(a) and (b), 1.130[ ][,] 1.135 [and, if applicable, 1.010(a)(4)] shall have fulfilled the requirements for the issue of a PPL(A) including at least the class/type rating for the aeroplane used in the skill test.
    b)If the privileges of the licence are to be exercised at night, the holder shall have complied with JAR–FCL 1.125(c).

4.An applicant for a PPL(A) shall have completed at least 45 hours flight time as a pilot of aeroplanes; a total of 5 hours of this 45 hours may have been completed in a BITD (see Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.125), a FNPT or a flight simulator.

Note: Holders of pilot licences or equivalent privileges for helicopters, microlight helicopters, gyroplanes and microlights having fixed wings and moveable aerodynamic control surfaces acting in all three dimensions, gliders, self-sustaining gliders or self-launching gliders may be credited with 10% of their total flight time as pilot-in-command in such aircraft up to a maximum of 10 hours towards a PPL(A).

5.An applicant for a PPL(A) shall complete at an FTO or an accepted registered facility the required instruction in accordance with the syllabus as set out in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.125. The requirements for registration are set out in Appendix 2 and 3 to JAR–FCL 1.125

6.An applicant for a PPL(A) shall have completed on aeroplanes, having a certificate of airworthiness issued or accepted by a JAA member State, at least 25 hours dual instruction and at least 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least five hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made. When the applicant has been credited for pilot-in-command flight time on other aircraft in accordance with JAR– FCL 1.120, the requirement for dual instruction on aeroplanes may be reduced to not less than 20 hours.

7.If the privileges of the licence are to be exercised at night, at least five additional hours flight time in aeroplanes shall be completed at night comprising 3 hours of dual instruction including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation and five solo take-offs and five solo full-stop landings. This qualification will be endorsed on the licence.

8.The applicant for a PPL(A) shall have demonstrated to the Authority a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a PPL(A). The requirements and procedures for the theoretical knowledge examinations are set out in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.130 & 1.135.

9.An applicant for a PPL(A) shall have demonstrated the ability to perform, as pilot-incommand of an aeroplane, the relevant procedures and manoeuvres described in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.130 & 1.135 with a degree of competency appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a PPL(A). The skill test shall be taken within six months of completing the flight instruction (see JAR–FCL 1.125(a)).

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For detailed information , please check http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:311:0001:0193:EN:PDF

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