Private Pilots License

Requirements for Private Pilotsgold_epaulettes_twobar
(61.03.1) An Applicant for a private pilot’s Licence must:

  • Be 17 years or older.
  • Hold a valid class 1 or class 2 medical certificate.
  • Hold at least a valid restricted certificate of proficiency in radiotelephony.
  • Show evidence of holding a valid student pilots licence.
  • Have successfully completed the flight training.
  • At least 20 hours dual instruction.
    • 5 hours of instrument/simulator training.
    • 3 hours solo circuits.
    • 5 hours general flying.
    • 5 hours solo navigation which must include one triangular route with a total distance 150nm and two full stop landing at two different airports.
      • Have passed the theoretical knowledge examinations.
      • Have passed a skills test

Privileges and Limitation of a Private Pilot’s licence (61.03.5) The holder of a Private Pilot Licence may:

  • Act as co-pilot of any aircraft on which a co-pilot is not a requirement.
  • May not act as Pilot-in-Command of an aircraft in the course of his/her own or employer’s business provided that:
    • The flight is only incidental to that business/employment; and
    • The aircraft does not carry passengers or freight for reward or hire.