Private Pilot Licence - Overview

A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) allows you to fly an aircraft on your own, anywhere in Australia, including controlled airspace and airports. You can also legally share the aircraft hiring cost with your passengers; however, you cannot fly for hire or reward unless you have a commercial pilot licence. PPL training covers navigation and cross country flying over different terrain and airspace.


To be eligible to hold a PPL you must:

  • Pass a Class 2 medical exam or Basic Class 2 Medical
  • Hold or be eligible to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Speak, read and understand English at the minimum of aviation level 4 English language proficiency (oral)
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Pass the Private Pilot Licence theory exam
  • Meet aeronautical experience requirements of at least 40 hours flight time including:
    • at least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot*
    • at least 20 hours of flight time as a pilot for an aeroplane*
    • at least 10 hours of solo flight time in an aeroplane*
    • at least 5 hours of solo cross country flight time in an aeroplane*
    • at least 2 hours of dual instrument time*
    • at least 1 hour of dual instrument flight time in an aeroplane*

* Minimum CASA hour requirements. 

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