Private Pilot License (PPL)

@ Fairway Aviation Academy

Those wondering how to become a pilot or venture in helicopter aviation, this license is a must have for both leisure and professional accreditation.

Whichever the PPL course you follow, either PPL (A) - (Aeroplane Fixed Wing) or PPL (H) - (Helicopter), the license will allow you the privilege of flying amongst the stunning beauty of Sri Lanka and abroad.

Our courses are fully integrated with one on one and group ground school classes to cover the seven subjects (in the case of helicopter, 8 subjects) which make up the written part of the course. You will be able to take friends, family and colleagues on incredible adventures once you earn your PPL wings.

This license is internationally accepted and therefore will allow you to convert it to a PPL of all member states of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) with the mere formality of paper work.

The minimum age to obtain a PPL from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka is 17, although you can begin training from the age of 16 by obtaining a Student Pilot License (SPL) which does not require any prior experience in flying.

Potential candidates will be subjected to an aptitude test by the Academy to ascertain suitability of candidates to follow the course.

Entry requirement for PPL

  • Age not less than 17 years
  • Medical fitness (Class I / II)

Components of a PPL(A) course and probable duration

  • Module 1 Theoretical Training - 8 weeks
  • Module 2 Flying training - 40 hours(4 months)
  • Theory Examinations at CAASL - (1 - 2 weeks)
  • Flying Test by CAASL - 1 day

Module 1

Theoretical Training - Contents

  • Air Law and Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Navigation & Communication Theory
  • Meteorology
  • Human Performance Limitations
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance & Planning
  • Practical Communication (RT Test)

Note - For Helicopter PPL, an extra subject "Helicopter Aerodynamics" (30 hours) is added.

Module 2

Flight Training - Contents

Total duration for a Full PPL course module 1 and 2 is approximately 6 months. Allowance shall be given for aircraft breakdown and repair, Aerodrome closure and adverse weather conditions.

  • Total - 40 hours
  • Cross country -  05 hours as PIC
  • Instrument - 05 hours

Note - Course duration will vary depending on requirements and conditions at time of enrollment to the Course content section of ppl.

Course Fee

  • Payments can made be in 5 easy, interest free installments.

PPL for Leisure Flyers

This unique PPL course is specially designed for aviation enthusiast who wish to fly an aeroplane on their own, with the family or friends at their leisure.

Learning is mostly done at flexible times outside classrooms, as per the request of candidates. Even home visits by instructors could be arranged as required by the candidate. For more details contact the training administrators of Fairway Aviation Academy.


6 Months

Course Level





Pilot Training

Contact Details

+94 11 7 623624, +94 76 4204447

112, New Airport Road , Rathmalana

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