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Private Pilot Licence

Applicants must

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • be able to speak, read and understand the English Language
  • hold or be eligible to hold a flight radiotelephone operator licence
  • have passed a written examination and flight test
  • have a total of 40 hours flight time including at least

    • 5 hours of general flight time as pilot in command

    • 5 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command

    • 2 hours of instrument flight time

Private pilots may fly themselves or passengers anywhere in Australia for recreational purposes and do not have to obtain prior authorisation from their instructor

Private pilots may share operating expenses of the aircraft with their passengers.