Private Pilot’s Licence

Private Pilot’s Licence
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The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) allows you to act as Pilot In Command (PIC) of an aircraft. As the pilot in command, you can carry passengers and fly in good weather conditions on a non-commercial basis. Also, your PPL allows you to fly abroad as well in Ireland.


How do you become a Private Pilot in Ireland?

When it comes to the Private Pilot Licence, certain minimum requirements are laid down by the Irish Aviation Authorities regulations. So, you can expect to complete at least 45 hours of flight training as well as approximately 100 hours of theoretical knowledge training. Included in the 45 hours of flying is some solo flying.

Prior to solo flying you will need to pass a Class 2 medical with an IAA Aeromedical Examiner. The medical requirements can be found on the IAA Aeromedical website. The vast majority of people will have no problem passing this medical.

At the end of the course you will complete a Skills Test with an Irish Aviation Authority examiner, following on from which your licence will be issued.


How much does a Private Pilot’s Licence cost in Ireland?

The time and cost to complete the PPL in Ireland depends on numerous factors. These include your own availability and weather conditions.

Here is an example of costs you could expect when completing your PPL:

  • Joining fee: €500
  • 24 months membership: €1560
  • 45 hours flying: €5850
  • Groundschool: €1000 (example figure, subject to third party provider fee)

Total cost: €8910

Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss obtaining your PPL.


The view of Weston Aerodrome as we start to descend to land
The view of Weston Aerodrome as we start to descend to land