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Having obtained your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), the next stage in your flight training process is learning how to navigate from point A to point B and expand your horizons beyond the 25 nautical mile range that the RPL allows. The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) syllabus teaches you advanced navigations skills and techniques, whilst also improving on the fundamental flying skill-set you developed during RPL training.
The confidence and skill-set to fly further and longer is a crucial step in any pilot’s aviation journey. Once you have completed the flight test and obtained your Private Pilot Licence (PPL), you will be licensed to both plan and conduct navigational flights as Pilot in Command anywhere throughout Australia in any single-engine CASA registered aircraft, carrying up to a maximum of 5 passengers. The PPL is a great licence for recreational pilots, as well as a crucial step towards Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training.
Please note it is a prerequisite to hold a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) or Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) for this course.
Upon enrolment, you will receive a Training Starter Kit which contains all relevant course materials, access to shared resources, and details information on your course process. Your orientation will include an introduction to the airport, airspace, aircraft fleet, LTF processes and policies, and our facilities.
Theory sessions will cover a range of areas including aircraft balance, flight planning, map reading, navigation, performance and meteorology. The ground theory will be integrated into flight training. You will need to pass the CASA theory and practical flight training to obtain the License.
You will start the PPL training following the PPL theory syllabus. You will learn both fundamental and advanced navigation, and with assistance and guidance from your instructor, you will plan and execute several navigational flights throughout your training.
If your instructor feels that you're competent to operate the area on your own they will send you on your navigation solo. You will fly cross country, taking off from Moorabbin airport, navigating around the ranges, controlling steps and flying to a different airport. You will land there refuel, take-off, and come back to Moorabbin.
After ongoing instruction and practice, you will be ready to be put forward for your PPL flight test. In a flight test with a CASA approved Testing Officer, you will demonstrate all that you've learnt through your flight training.
Safe & Seamless Training.
Every student pilot should enjoy flying. Learn To Fly is constantly creating resources to help students do just that. Not only modern aircraft, but also facilities, experienced instructors and curriculums to create magical learning experiences and make every moment of air time worth it.
Our GraduateBrandon Smith
“I will never forget the moment when I passed my solo-check and my instructor sent me for my first solo flight. It was truly a dream come true. LTF is the best place to study your PPL because they have an excellent aircraft fleet and the amazing instructors provide constant support and training advice, pushing your academic progress forward.”