Private Pilot Licence

Unlock the freedom of flight with a Private Pilot Licence (PPL), enabling you to explore Australia’s diverse landscapes and destinations. Whether it’s a family outing to a winery in Mudgee or a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour, the PPL offers endless possibilities for leisure or business travel.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain the skills to navigate long distances and operate safely at various airport types, opening up a world of adventure and discovery across the country.

Course Overview

A Private Pilot Licence allows you to fly anywhere in Australia and gain ratings (including night VFR and Instrument ratings) and endorsements to fly many exciting new aircraft.
The requirements for a PPL are as follows:

  • Be at least 17 years old (at the time of sitting your licence test)
  • Have a Class 1, 2, or 5 medical certificate, or a recreational aviation medical (conditions apply)
  • Be able to pass an aviation English language proficiency (AELP) assessment
  • Pass the PPL(A) Knowledge Exam
  • Pass a flight test

This course can be done at your own pace – from full time to one day a week. Our instructors can tailor a personalised program that gives you maximum value for money and an enjoyable learning experience balancing both theory and practical elements.

For CASA information on the RPL Licence, visit the CASA website.



Flight Hours Rate Total
Dual Navigation Training
Solo Navigation Training
PPL Flight Test
  • Phoenix Aero Club (excluding social) members enjoy a $30/h discount on all aircraft hire rates, which has been included in the above calculations.
  • Additional training may be needed to reach the required flight test standard. This should only be used as an indicative guide with reference to minimum hour requirements for each level of licence, at the current aircraft hiring rates.
  • Prices quoted DO NOT include tower and movement fees in hiring rates. These are calculated per flight, rather than per flight hour, and can be found on our aircraft hiring rates.