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The Private Pilot License (PPL) is the take-off to your career in aviation, or the gateway to recreational flying. A PPL allows you to fly for fun, as a hobby or to train further to become a commercial or airline pilot. Training can be done on a full-time or a part-time basis.

In order to start flying, you will need to meet a few minimum requirements:

You will need to do an aviation medical (Class 2) from a certified aviation medical examiner.
Be 16 years of age to start training; however, you can only obtain a PPL at 17 years of age.
Be fluent in English
Obtain a student pilots license from the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority which we will be happy to assist you with.

After meeting these requirements, you will then do an introductory flight with one of our highly qualified instructors to get used to the sensation of flying.
The training is separated into two sections, theoretical and practical. The theoretical section will see you being briefed on the various subjects surrounding a PPL.

These subjects include:

Principles of Flight (How an aircraft flies)
Aircraft Technical and General (How aircraft are designed)
Meteorology (Weather and how it affects flying)
Air law (The do's and don'ts of flying)
Human Performance (How the body reacts to flying)
Flight Planning and Performance (How to plan and check aircraft performance)
Instruments (How to use the various instruments in the aircraft)
Navigation (How to fly from one airfield to another)
Aircraft Technical (An exam detailing the specifics of the aircraft you fly)
Pre-Solo (An exam to ensure that you are safe to fly alone)
Restricted Radiotelephony (How to communicate effectively over the radio)

Each exam is a set question paper with a multiple-choice answer sheet, the pass mark being 75%.
The practical section is a minimum of 45 hours of flight training. Of these 45 hours, 30 will be dual flight time. This means that you will be flying with an instructor and learn how to control the aircraft, speak on the radio, use the aircraft checklist and fly from one airfield to another. The other 15 hours will be solo flight time, where you will be alone in the aircraft practicing what has been learnt. Before and after every flight, you will do a briefing with an instructor where you will discuss what needs to be done for the days flying. The briefing is an open format allowing you to ask questions and find out more information.

For the duration of your PPL Training you will be assigned a Flight Instructor. Your Instructor will guide you through the course from day one, until the day that you are ready to do your final PPL Practical Flight Test.

Training is completely tailored to suit your needs and time schedule. The PPL course can be completed within 3 to 6 months on a full-time basis, depending on your training needs, schedule and progress.