Learn To Fly For Pleasure And Leisure

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Learning to pilot an aero plane is one of life’s most satisfying experiences. Taking the controls for the first time, your first take off, your first solo flight – each one is a memorable milestone on your journey to becoming a pilot.

Once you have your private pilot’s licence (PPL), you’ll see the world in a different way. Anywhere with a landing strip becomes a potential destination. Being able to take friends and family on airborne adventures adds a new dimension to your life, and the amazing efficiency of air travel will never cease to amaze you.

Southern Wings can guide you through the course in a way that makes every lesson a pleasure.

Course Content

Practical

A minimum of 50 hours flight time. Included in this flight time will be :

  • At least 30 hours with an instructor on board, and
  • At least 15 hours flying solo under the supervision of an instructor on the ground, and
  • Terrain awareness training,  and
  • Various exercises beginning with basic handling skills, progressing to circuits where you will eventually go solo, then to more advanced handling skills and cross country navigation.

Theory

  • Aviation law
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft technical knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Human factors
  • Flight Radio (FRTO rating)
  • An oral English exam

Entry Requirements

To fly solo you must:

  • Be at least 16 of age, and
  • Hold a Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate.

Qualification Requirements

  • To qualify for a PPL you must :
  • be at least 17 years old,
  • gain a minimum of 50 flying hours,
  • pass the six theory subjects that are part of the course curriculum, and
  • pass a practical flight test at the conclusion of your training.
  • There is no upper age limit for the Private Pilots Licence and it remains valid as long as you can demonstrate
  • competency in your flying and hold a current Class 2 Medical Certificate.