Private Pilot School

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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 during or after your PPL training—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 by telepresence (Skype) from anywhere in the world
  • A fleet of state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft
  • Flight instructor support 24/7
  • A schedule tailored to your needs
  • Start any time
  • We teach 7 days a week / 365 days a year
  • 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 and right after getting your PPL licence you will be ready to step up to the glass cockpit (Garmin G1000) equipped four-seater Diamond DA40.

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
  • Landing and navigation fees in Finland and Estonia, aircraft insurances.

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. Typically these sum to a total of less than 800 EUR in total, without warranty.

  • Aeromedical examination/certificate fee, payable to the medical doctor
  • Flight examiner fee for the final skill test, payable to the examiner
  • Licence writing fee collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (“Trafi”)

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 both online tools and print 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.

And 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 gives you the chance to brush up on any difficult subjects and ask questions face-to-face.

Plane keys in hand

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, we can provide you with contact details.

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