Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
PPL initial training introduces the candidate to flight in a single engine aeroplane and starts with general handling until a good proficiency is obtained. Key to this is the teaching of basic principles of flight leading to the understanding of how and why the aircraft performs as it does. The next section covers practice in the airfield circuit where the candidate becomes familiar with airfield operations and skilled in take-off, landing and the recognition and correction of potential problems. The candidate will take their first solo flight in the circuit when proficient to do so.
During the course the candidate prepares for and sits the PPL DCA ground examinations conducted in-house. There are 5 written ground exams during the course, and to help you get through these, lectures are held at the APFT Academy in Kota Bharu.
The final section consists of preparation and rehearsal for the PPL skill test. All maneuvers are reviewed during this phase and the candidate's proficiency is raised to the standard required for the PPL flight test.
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Minimum age of seventeen (17) years.
- Successful completion of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or GCSE O Levels or its equivalent for overseas cadet pilots.
- Pass medical examination (Class II) by a DCA approved medical practitioner; cadet pilots are advised to contact DCA for an up-to-date list of such medical practitioners or they may browse through our FAQ for the same; and
- Adequate competency in the English language.
Minimum of twelve (12) weeks designed to train a person to confidently pilot a single engine piston aircraft.