Private Pilot Licence

A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) will enable you to fly a helicopter with non-fare paying passengers.

CAA Rules to be eligible for entry are as follows:

  • You must be 16 years old to go on your first solo flight.
  • You must be 17 years old before you are eligible to sit your PPL Flight test
  • Hold an Aviation Class 2 Medical Certificate
  • Be competent in spoken English to meet NZCAA requirements
  • Meet the 'Fit & Proper' requirements of CAANZ

Theory Subject Requirements

PPL Navigation and Flight planning
PPL Air Law
PPL Meteorology
PPL Human Factors
PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge
Flight Radio Telephony

On-line Theory Courses available. 

Practical Flying Requirements

Cross Country - 10 hours
Mountain - 5 hours
Dual Instruction - 30 hours
Solo - 15 hours

Time Frame

Full time - allow 3 - 5 months
Part time - allow 12 months

If you would like some more information, please email or fill in the form below and we will get back to you.

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