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Private Pilot License

Whether your goal is to take your friends flying over the gorgeous kiwi countryside, for lunch at one of the spectacular vineyards, or, you just want to beat the rush hour traffic, then a private helicopter pilot licence gives you the freedom to achieve those dreams.

Based out of Pikes Point in Auckland, we tailor our courses to your individual requirements and time frame, and strive to cater for all our student’s busy lives and varying schedules.

A PPL in our Cabri G2 opens a whole new world of possibilities, we can make your flying dreams become a reality.

Eligibility and Cost

CAA Rules state that you must be at least 16 years of age prior to going on your first solo flight and 17 years of age before you are eligible to sit your PPL Flight test.

Entry to our PPL Course does not require a minimum academic level but will be done on a case-by-case basis. You must however, still meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an Aviation Class 2 medical certificate

  • Meet the ‘Fit & Proper Person’ requirements of CAANZ

  • Be competent in spoken English to meet NZCAA requirements

Cost = $55,000*

*Dependent on flight hours completed

Practical Requirements

  • Cross country – total

  • Cross country – dual instruction

  • Cross country – solo

  • Mountain – total

  • Mountain – dual instruction

  • Flight test

  • Total time

10 hours

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

3 hours

2 hours

52 hours

Theory Requirements

  • PPL Navigation and Flight Planning

  • PPL Air Law

  • PPL Meteorology

  • PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge

  • PPL Human Factors

  • Flight Radio Telephony

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