Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Holding a Private Pilot Licence is the definition of freedom. Gaining your PPL with Command Flight Training will open-up a world of almost boundless opportunities for new experiences, personal growth, and exciting travel.


Your PPL will allow you to fly solo – or with friends and family – anywhere in Australia during daylight hours, in fair conditions. 


Requirements for issue of a Private Pilot Licence:

  • Be at least 17 years of age (training may commence prior to the 17th birthday)

  • Complete the relevant flight training

  • Complete a Flight Radio Endorsement 

  • Pass the PPL theory examination (done ‘in-house’)

  • Pass the PPL practical flight test

  • Minimum of 40 hours total aeronautical experience (35 of which must be in an aircraft)

  • Minimum of 10 hours as Pilot In Command (solo), 5 of which must be cross country

  • Minimum 2 hours of dual training under instrument conditions (1 hour may be completed on a synthetic training device/flight simulator)

  • Hold a CASA Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate (including Basic Class 2)