Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
I want to fly anywhere
The licence qualifies you to fly cross-country, either alone or with passengers. Once you have obtained the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) you can fly anywhere in Australia, visit Alice Springs, fly to another city for lunch or see mountain ranges from the air.
It is also necessary that you acquire some good quality navigation equipment. You will need a navigation computer, a protractor and a scale rule or you can use a plotter (a little unit that combines both functions).
The practical side of your training consists of Navigation Exercises known as NAVEX's. Some of these are carried out under the supervision of a Flight Instructor and some are flown solo.
The duration of the NAVEX flights varies from about 2 to 5 hours. It also includes some practical guidance in the use of radio navigation aids.
The minimum hours required to be tested for your PPL is 40 hours (total), which includes solo time
You will be required to pass the PPL theory exam prior to doing your PPL test.
The theory and exam can be completed at BAC
After passing the test our Approved Test Officer will issue you your Private Pilot Licence.
Now you can fly all over Australia, including controlled airspace and to foreign countries, subject to local requirements.
The minimum age for issue of a PPL is 17 years.