December 18, 2018

How long does it take to obtain a pilot licence? How often do I need to train?

A Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) typically takes 30 – 35 hours of flight time. A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) typically takes another 30 – 35 hours of flight time. A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) will take 150 (Integrated) hours or 200 hours (Non-Integrated) of flight time from scratch.

The time it takes you will depend heavily on how frequently you are able to fly, how flexible your schedule is, and your overall commitment to study. We have the aircraft and instructor availability for you to complete your licences as fast as you are able to pass each of the required competencies.

The more you are able to train, the more successful your training will be. Experience has shown that students who study and train more regularly are able to retain and build on their knowledge more easily. The more time you spend at your flight school (even if you aren’t flying), the more you will learn. Whilst we understand that everybody has different time commitments in their lives, we recommend that you train a minimum of once a week.