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General

The privileges of the holder of PPL (A) are to act without remuneration as Pilot in Command or Co-Pilot of any aeroplanes or TMGs (Touring Motor Gliders) engaged in non commercial operations.

The holder of a PPL (A) with instructor or examiner priviledges may however receive remuneration for:

  • the provision of flight instruction for the LAPL (A) or the PPL (A)
  • the conduct of skill tests and proficiency checks for these licenses;and
  • the ratings and certificates attached to these licenses

Pre-entry Requirements

  • The minimum age to obtain the Part-FCL PPL(A) is 17 years old. There is no maximum age limit
  • The minimum age for the First Solo flight is 16 years old however the appropriate medical certificate must be obtained before solo flying is permitted
  • There is no educational background requirement to start the PPL (A) training
  • Theoretical and flight training is conducted in the English Language.

The course

The training must be completed at an ATO approved in accordance with Part-FCL. The course includes practical and theoretical training.

Theoretical Knoweledge

The theoretical knowledge syllabus of the Part-FCL PPL aeroplanes shall cover the following subjects:

  1. Airlaw
  2. Aircraft General Knowledge
  3. Flight Performance and Planning
  4. Human Performance
  5. Meteorology
  6. Navigation
  7. Operational Procedures
  8. Principles of Flight
  9. Communications

Each subject will be examined in a multiple choice format with 75% pass mark. There is no minimum requirement with regards to the theoretical knowledge, however an applicant shall allow approximately 100 hours of studying to complete the nine theory subjects. This can be done by full tuition in our ground school facilities under the supervision of one of our instructors.

Flight Training

Applicants for the PPL (A) shall have completed at least 45 hours of flight instruction in aeroplanes, 5 of which may have been completed in an FSTD (Flight Simulation Training Device), including at least:

  • 25 hours dual instruction; and
  • 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross country flight time.

The remaining 10 hours to complete the minimum 45 hours can be either dual or solo depending on the students capacity.

The training is completed on C152 or PA28 aeroplane renowned to be the best, safest and most reliable training aircraft ever build. However training can take place on any other aircract we do operate at a small additional cost.

Upon passing all the 9 theoretical exams and completing the minimum training requirements the course comes to completion with a Part-FCL PPL (A) Skill Test with an EASA approved Examiner.

Course Duration - Cost

We at Griffon Aviation know that you will need to work hard to obtain your Part-FCL PPL (A), but we always try to make this experience as enjoyable as possible. Flying is supposed to be fun!

The majority of our students who come to Cyprus to do their training have limited time to complete the course. The complete PPL (A) course can be completed in as little as 6-8 months. However this requires a full time commitment and a lot of preparation in the theory subjects. Realistically this can be completed in 10-12 months. However, we at Griffon Aviation can tailor the syllabus to suit your personal needs and you might consider taking your training on a part-time basis, i.e. weekly, monthly or as often as time and budget allows.

The cost is based on the minimum training requirements. With full time tuition (theory subjects) it will cost approximately €10.500. Prices are inclusive of VAT, aeroplane, instructor and landing fees where applicable.

Should require any further information related to this course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Other Information

Accommodation and car hire can be arranged through our partners at very competitive prices. You can stay at the recommended accommodation centre in Pafos town with regular bus service to the airport and our offices or alternatively you can stay in Limassol that requires a 45 minute drive to the airport hence a car hire is required.

Griffon Aviation operates from Pafos International Airport, where you will find the airspace much quieter than most European airports.

Pafos International Airport operates with a single runway (11/29) that is 2700 meters long, and has a new fully modernised control tower. All the communications takes place in the English Language. The airport has all the features and amenities that you would expect from an International Airport.