How long is the course?
To complete the PPL course you need to perform a minimum of 45 flight hours in addition to passing theory tests. The average time for One Air students is around 4 to 6 months – but it depends on each particular student’s dedication.
What kind of aircraft can I fly with the PPL?
With the PPL licence you can fly any aircraft that does not participate in commercial operations. Our course certifies you to fly any single-engine (single piston) aircraft.
Can I carry passengers with the PPL?
Yes, you can – once your licence is issued, and provided that the operation is only for recreational purposes and without revenue.
For how long will my licence be valid and how do I renew it?
The validity period of the PPL licence lasts two years and, as such, must be renewed every two years.
Can I rent and fly planes in other countries?
Yes, you can do so without restrictions in the countries that are subject to the European EASA agency.
Can I be paid to fly an aircraft with a PPL licence?
No, you can not. The PPL licence is designed for recreational use only and may never be used for professional purposes. This would require a CPL licence. You can check the prices of our courses on our website or contact a training advisor for more information.
What is the difference between LAPL and PPL?
The LAPL licence allows you to fly light aircraft that is similar to the ultralight category, but with fewer restrictions. Additionally, the PPL licence gives you more freedom than the LAPL.
If I choose to continue with the Commercial Pilot Course, does the PPL licence count?
Of course! In fact, it is part of the CPL course. The initial phase of the CPL course is obtaining a PPL since it is a necessary requirement to obtain the CPL.
What are the medical requirements for the PPL?
To obtain the PPL licence, a Class 2 medical examination is required, which has less restrictive standards than that of a Class 1 for CPL.
How old do I have to be to become a private pilot?
The minimum age to start the PPL course is 16 years with parent authorisation.
What level of English do I need to become a private pilot?
There are no language requirements to become a Private Pilot, but if you want to fly in other countries, you need to speak English at ICAO Level 4 Language Proficiency. One Air is authorised to officially certify this requirement.
Is training to get a PPL difficult?
No, the percentage of students who complete the course successfully is almost 100%. Most of the concepts are new for the students, which will require many hours of studying, but with interest and motivation you will achieve your goals.
Will the weather slow down my training?
Safety is our main priority, and that is why our daily activity is largely conditioned by the weather. Fortunately, One Air operates mainly at the International Airport of Malaga, as well as in La Axarquía. Operating in this area allows us to fly throughout the year. We make the most of days with bad weather to offer our students simulator training sessions as much as possible. In this way we manage to stick to the training periods established for the duration of the course.
What additional costs are involved in the training?
Accommodation and transport costs. One Air’s CPL course, plus all the necessary qualifications and courses such as the MC, include all the costs of extra fees, uniforms, etc. needed to complete the course.
What are the requirements to become a pilot?
To begin PPL training you must be 17 years old, pass a Class 2 medical exam, have a high school certificate or have attended a vocational school. To begin training for the CPL licence you must be 18 years old, pass a Class 1 medical examination, have a high school certificate or have attended a vocational school.
How much does it cost to become a pilot?
It depends on the type of licence we want to obtain. You can check the prices of our courses on our website or contact one of our training consultants.