Private Pilot Licence

A Private Pilots Licence enables you to fly non-fare paying passengers.

Obtaining your PPL gives you the freedom to achieve your dream of helicopter flight, enjoying landing at a country winery with family or friends, or maybe heading into the hills to show off New Zealand’s most gorgeous landscapes.

To be eligible for entry onto our PPL Course:

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.

Theory Subject Requirements:

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

Practical Flying Requirements:

Cross Country – Total10 hours
Cross Country – Dual Instruction5 hours
Cross Country – Solo5 hours
Mountain – Total5 hours
Mountain – Dual Instruction3 hours
Mountain – Solo1 hour
Flight Test2 hours
To get started and for more information – call us on 0800 Fly Heli