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The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is the

first pilot certificate that has to be ob-

tained. It permits the holder to fly as

the Pilot In Command (PIC) on an air-

craft for private use without economic


The cadet must be at least 16 years

old and must undergo a prior medical

examination at a center approved by

the Institute of Legal Medicine to ob-

tain, at least, a Second-Class Airman

Medical Certificate.

On enrollment at the Flight Academy

the cadet must be at least 16 years

old and accomplish 125 hours of

courses and a minimum of 45 flight

hours to be able to attend the official

exams and to obtain the licence.

The first 12 hours must be flown

under dual control with a flight in-

structor (of which 10 minutes as the

PIC). After having passed a brief the-

oretical and practical test, the cadet

will receive the Student Pilot Certifi-

cate, that will enable him to perform

training flights as a Single Pilot (S.P.)

but only with prior authorization of his

instructor and authorization of the Di-

rector of the academy, and only within

limited range of the base camp (270

nautical miles).

To renew the SEP licence, which is

valid for 24 months, it is necessary to

perform 12 hours of flight within the




Private Pilot Licence