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Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Entry Requirements

  • Be 17 years of age or older to obtain a licence (but you can complete all areas of your training before you turn 17)
  • Pass the CASA medical examination. The need to wear glasses does not disqualify you from holding a licence.

Course Outline

  • AWA has a unique syllabus that requires full time attendance.
  • Complete a total of approximately 48 hours of flying training including:
    • 5 hours solo
    • 5 hours cross country solo
    • 2 hours instrument flight
  • Each lesson consists of a pre flight briefing of up to an hour and a post flight debrief of 15 minutes
  • Each flying lesson will be 1-3 hours duration
  • You will complete a minimum of 20 hours dual navigation, 5 hours solo navigation and a 3.5 hour flight test
  • All equipment, books and maps are provided by AWA

Flight Tests

  • Private Pilot Licence test (after approximately 48 hours)

Theory Components

  • Full ground school theory which includes Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) and PPL Theory.
  • Pass the CASA PPL theory exam before undergoing the PPL flight test.

Included in Course Fee

  • All flights, instructor time, briefings, landings and airways charges
  • Ground School
  • Theory books
  • Navigation equipment, maps and charts
  • Uniform
  • Headset
  • Flight test


  • Australian Private Pilots Licence (PPL)

Add to your Licence

You can enhance your skills and add the following licences:

  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR)

More Information

AWA welcomes students that are starting from the beginning with no former training or students that have commenced their training at another school and would like to transfer to AWA.

To have a career as a pilot you must hold a Commercial Pilot Licence. AWA offers all the required training at a very high standard.

If you are an Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa and have a Private Pilot Licence you are eligible for the
VET Student Loan Scheme



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