Private Pilot School

  • Welcome to the world of flying!

    Your controls. Our passion.

The Private Pilot Licence for Aeroplanes is your aircraft driver’s licence. Typically referred to as the PPL or PPL(A), it is the first step in every professional pilot’s path to the skies. It is also the first module in our professional airline pilot course. The private pilot licence is the course that any leisure pilot or someone flying their own business trips needs. It is your licence to fly for fun. No special skills, knowledge or physical fitness are required to become a private pilot—the medical requirements are similar to those for getting a driver’s licence.

We will teach you from the very basics to the final skill test, both in theoretical knowledge and practical flight training. We train all our customers to the same standards, whether their final goal is professional or leisure flying. Your first licence will allow you to fly single-engine aircraft in fair weather according to visual flight rules (VFR)—also at night if you choose to do the short Night Flying (NF) add-on—to take on passengers, and to fly abroad.

Your training is our passion

  • Professional-level training for private clients
  • Experienced instructors
  • Theoretical training at distance (study at home or on the road)
  • Classroom instruction also by telepresence (video conferencing) from anywhere in the world
  • A fleet of state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft
  • A schedule tailored to your needs
  • Start any time
  • We teach 6 days a week; exceptionally also on Sundays
  • Learn part-time while working
  • No need to pay significant amounts upfront: pay as you go

Practical Flight Training

Practical flight training can be commenced on your first visit. Training is accomplished in a two-seater Diamond DA20 aircraft,  many of which at Aeropole are equipped with the Garmin G500 “mini-glass cockpit”, and right after getting your PPL licence you will be ready to step up to the four-seater Diamond DA40 with a full glass cockpit (Garmin G1000).

Our price includes all of the following:

  • 47 flight hours (mostly on real aircraft from this millenium; maximum of 5 h may be done in a certified simulator)
  • Private instruction with a professional flight instructor
  • Maps and accessories

So basically all services we can produce as a flight school are included.

Our price is exclusive of the following. You will need to pay these to third parties.

  • Aeromedical examination/certificate fee, payable to the medical doctor.
  • Landing/navigation fees. Your choice of training base will affect the final costs–please ask for more information!
  • Flight examiner fee for the final skill test, payable to the examiner.
  • Licence writing fee collected by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Note that while the flight examiner will charge for his services for the skill test separately, the respective aircraft rental can be included in the 47 hours that we offer for the fixed price.

Theoretical Training

Theoretical studies are carried out as distance learning with online tools and e-books. You read up on the written material at home before attending classroom instruction (ground school) for a total of approximately four full days, spread evenly so that you can focus on a few topics at a time.

Independent studying does not mean you will be alone! Our instructors will be with you from the beginning to the end, answering your questions and helping you at distance and also following your progress. The on-site classroom tuition (ground school) gives you the chance to brush up on any difficult subjects and ask questions face-to-face; if you prefer, even these ground schools can be attended remotely by video!

Start Your Journey Now!

That really is all you need to become a confident, independent and safe pilot. Take to the skies! You will be guided by the best instructors and training programmes in the business.

Medical Fitness

As a rule of thumb, if you are fit for a driver’s licence, then you are most probably fit for flying. Before the solo phase of your practical flight training, ie. flying alone without an instructor, you do need to get a Class 2 or Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL) medical certificate.

You do not need a medical certificate in order to sign up for our courses or to start your theoretical studies; we will guide you through the process in person. However, if you have a doubt about your medical fitness or would just otherwise like to make sure you get it before starting any training, we recommend visiting an aeromedical practitioner first — ask us for the contact details or search with “aeromedical examiner” on the Internet!