Private Pilot Licence

Internationally Recognised

Allows you to fly anywhere on the planet

Controlled Airspace

Allows you to fly into controlled airspace

Hours towards your CPL

Hours can be used towards your commercial pilot's licence

Choose your Path

There are many options you can choose for your PPL and additional endorsements.

Private Pilot Licence

GA Pilot Licence

  • Free Sim Use
  • Free Training Videos
  • CASA Class 2 Medical Requirement
  • Caloundra Location
  • Professional Briefings
  • CTA Endorsement

Private Pilot Licence


  • Navigation
  • Constant Speed Unit
  • Multi Engine
  • Night VFR
  • Under Carriage Rating
  • IFR Rating

All PPL Training is conducted by AirQueensland

All training is completed under the Air Queensland training organisation with operating AOC of "Air QLD operated under AOC CASA.TAAOC.0734". Please note that syllabus changes and course outcomes are in accordance to CASA regulations.

Student STEPS Pilot

1. Pre Solo Exam

After a number of hours your instructor will get you to sit your first exam which is your pre-solo exam. This will allow you to fly the plane by yourself for the first time, which will no doubt be one of your most memorable experiences.

2. Radio Exam

The radio exam is done at the same time as your pre-solo. It is designed to prove that you have sufficient knowledge to fly the airplane in a 'pilot in command' situtation.

3. AIR Legislation

About half way through your training you will complete the air legislation exam which highlights the rules of the air and who has right of way, as well as various other aspects pertaining to Air Legislation.

4. BAK

BAK stands for Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and covers a wide range of apsects of flying such as Engines, Aerodynamics, Weather and much more.

5. Human Factors

The last exam is Human Factors and is about the human element. For example, can you flying after scuba diving. Is it allowed?

Frequently asked questions

What is the Age Limit?

Currently anyone at any age can start learning to fly. However in order to pilot the aircraft on your own, you must be 15 years old.

Do I need a CASA Medical?
What do I need for learning?

We follow the Part 61 Syllabus outlined by CASA and extend this with helpful videos & books. We recommend Bob Tait Theory or the Aviation Theory Centre for study material.

How long will it take?

Your flight training duration is entirely up to you. Because the majority of the training is competency-based some students are able to complete the training faster than others. But what really matters is not how fast you do the training but how well trained you are.

Typical Course Outline

Initial Introductory Flight

With the PPL course it all starts with obtaining your Recreational Pilot Licence first. This is done to split up the training modules and is designed to help those who are starting from scratch.

Flight Exam

There are two flight exams:
- the RPL flight exam
- the PPL flight exam

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