Private Pilot License (Aeroplane) PPL

Private Pilot License (Aeroplane) PPL
@ Asian Aviation Center - AAC

The aim of the Private Pilot License Course conducted by the AAC Flight Academy is to provide candidates seeking their first Pilot License, a sound theoretical knowledge of single engine aeroplane operation and to equip candidates with skills necessary for the safe and competent operation of single engine aeroplane, under Visual Flight Rules.

A PPL can be considered your first license towards the career in aviation.

Course Structure

Ground Training

The Ground Training for the Private Pilot License Course includes a minimum total of 210 hours of Instructions which can comprise of classroom instructions, presentations, computer-based- training, discussions, progress tests, etc.

The outline Ground Training Curricula is as follows

  • Air Law
  • A/C General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications

Flight Training

  • 3 Months of Flight Training conducted at Ratmalana covering following practical flying skills accomplishing 45 Hours of Flight Training
  • General Flight Training (Climbs and Descends, Straight and Level, Turning, Emergency Procedures)
  • Basic Instrument Flying (Learning to Fly using your Instrument
  • Night flying (5 Hours of Night Flying allowing you to exercise your PPL Privileges during night Time
  • Cross Country Flying (Flying outside local training area to teach you Navigation skills)

Pre-Entry Requirements

Age Requirement

A Candidate registering to the Private Pilot License Course shall be at least 16 years of age (An applicant For PPL shall be at least 17 years of age)

Educational Requirements

A Candidate shall have obtained minimum of six passes including English Mathematics and Science at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination, with a Credit Pass for English and a Credit Pass or either Mathematics or Science, or an equivalent qualification

Medical Requirements

A Candidate for the PPL shall obtain and hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 Medal Assessment

Language Requirements

A Candidates shall be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of written and spoken English Language


Full Time duration 6 Months

  • 3 month Ground Training
  • 3 moth Flight Training (approx.)


4 - 6 Months

Course Level





Pilot Training

Contact Details

+94 11 4 510303, +94 77 3056296

No 14 , Trelawney Place , Colombo 04

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