Private Pilots License Single

EASA (formerly JAA) – Private Pilots License  


Who is this course for?

The EASA private pilots licence (PPL) course is the entry course for all pilots, whether you be continuing on to an airline career or wishing to remain as a recreational pilot this is the first course we all undertake. The EASA PPL Licence will allow you to fly for recreational purposes in Europe with or without passengers. During your PPL training you will learn the basic skills involved in maneuvering an aircraft, navigation techniques as well as basic instrument flying skills for flight in day visual meteorological conditions. Training is normally conducted in a single engine aircraft.

Private Pilots License EASA PPL Eligibility Requirements

  • Be able to speak and understand the English language
  • Hold a current EASA class 2 medical certificate
  • Pass the 7 EASA written examinations with a score of 75% or more
  • Pass a radiotelephony practical test
  • A qualifying cross country, followed by passing a EASA skill test


EASA PPL Aeronautical Experience

Total of 45 hours must include the following:

  1. 25 Hours of Flight Instruction.
  1. 10 Hours of Solo Flight Time including at least:

5 hours of Solo cross country to include a 150nm cross country flight with at  least 2 full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes other than the departure point.

Course Duration

Based on a full time course, the ab initio EASA PPL takes on average 4 to 5 weeks depending on the individuals experience and preparation for the course. This course package includes option to attain a Discounted 3 week accommodation package. NAC will advise students of study materials in readiness for the course in order to maximize time efficiency once at the Air Center.

The three week option is a tightly scheduled course and is only feasible with sufficient study to pass at least 3 written exams upon arrival and no delays being encountered. For the course to be more relaxed or if you have not been in the study regime for some time NAC suggests a 5 week training period.

Study Materials

NAC stock a full range of EASA PPL books and equipment. We suggest you purchase the books and equipment prior to your arrival, click here to purchase them online and have delivered to your door today.

Pre Course Studies

NAC encourages that students start their course with some background reading. The required books and some of the equipment for this course can be drop shipped from the UK (Click here for more info)

It is recommended, if possible, that you study for  the Aviation Law, Human Factors and Radiotelephony written tests prior to your arrival; the course plan is to complete these written tests during the first week of the course. You will also be expected to pass the Navigation and Flight Performance & Planning examinations prior to the qualifying cross-country flight which will occur 10 to 16 days into your course. The Meteorology and Aircraft Technical examinations can be taken at your leisure prior to the EASA Skills test. ALL written examinations must be completed successfully before students can be presented for the Skill Test. The written examinations consists of multiple choice papers, 75% is the required minimum pass rate with three attempts allowed for each paper. The time scale for these exams range in duration from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

At Naples Air Center you can get your European EASA-JAA Licenses for a fraction of what you pay in Europe, and in the beautiful Florida environment!

Please CONTACT US for a personalized quote based on your individual training requirements and options.