The RPL is enough for many, but if you want to take your flying to the next level by flying at night (Night VFR), in clouds (Instrument Rating), or with the added safety margin of a second engine, you’ll first need your private pilot licence.

You’ll need to get your RPL first, but after that, you’ll get to experience the four-seater Cessna 172, with about another 25 hours training with an instructor, and another 5 hours of solo time. Like the RPL, the PPL syllabus is competency based but has a minimum hour requirement.
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Average Student Cost

25 Hours Dual Training*:$8,875
5 Hours Solo Training*:$1,225


* Note: Dual Training is charged at $355 per hour. Solo Training is charged at $245 per hour. PAC also reserves the right to vary prices due to un-forseen circumstances.

Additional PPL Costs

VFR Day Study Guide:$102
PPL Theory Classes (Optional):$510
PPL Test Fee:$600
PPL Theory Exam Fee:$118
CASA Processing Fee:$130
Charts & Equipment:P.O.A

Theory Requirements

You must pass a theory examination comprising of Navigation, Meterology, Flight Rules and Flight Radio. An optional in-house theory course is conducted on a regular basis. The duration of this part time course is approx 8-10 weeks

After Completion

After you have completed RPL you can then move on to Navigational Training.

Enjoy the unrestricted freedom of being able to fly anywhere in Australia. Private Pilot training expands on your training and teaches you the skills required to navigate and fly into controlled airspace such as Moorabbin and Essendon.

Minimum Age

Students can train at any age however they cannot obtain a licence until reaching 17 years of age.

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