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Private Pilot License

Holding a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) allows you to fly non performance aircraft throughout Australia in visual navigation conditions by day. For those pursuing a career in aviation a PPL is your first step towards gaining a Commercial Pilot’s licence


To obtain a PPL successfully complete our PPL training program which includes both practical flight training and flight theory subjects as regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)


Am I Eligible To Study For My PPL?

Students can begin study at any age but must:

  • be 16 to fly solo
  • be 17 before CASA will issue a license
  • pass a English language proficiency test


What are the costs?

The PPL course at Amber Aviation Academy is uniquely designed for each individual based on learning rates, choice of aircraft and the planning of flights. As CASA courses are competency based training, the cost of obtaining a license will vary based on your rate of learning. Our experienced instructors are committed to providing you with the most cost effective options based on your preferences.


The cost breakdown on the right is based on the minimum flight hours prescribed by CASA. Our experience has demonstrated that most students require more than the CASA minimum


Additional Info

Before you can hold a PPL, the following must be completed:

  • Obtain an ARN (Aviation Reference Number) and an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card) from CASA
  • Pass a medical assessment for a Class 2 Medical conducted by an approved CASA doctor

Your instructor can provide you with the necessary forms, and guide you through the process.


An indication of the costs required towards the PPL based on the CASA minimum training requirements:

  • 19 hours dual C152 @ $285: $5,415
  • 2.5 hours solo C152 @ $185: $462.5
  • 5 hours Navigation Theory and Briefing @ $55: $275
  • 10 Landing and Air Services Charges: $650
  • CASA exam fees: $185
  • Total: $6,987
  • Accumulative Total: $20,536
Private Pilot Licence

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