Most people have dreamt about being a pilot, but only a few will become one. Some of them do it as a profession, while for some, flying is their hobby. However, becoming a pilot is not an easy thing, but if you choose this life, you have to know where to start.
The Private Pilot License (also known as PPL) is the first step to where you must begin. If you pass the PPL exam, you will be able to fly private planes. Sounds good? But when questions arise, what do you need to get the private pilot licence?
The basic requirements are not so difficult, but it’s worth reading first:
You need to...
- be at least 17 years old,
- read, speak, write and understand English,
- obtain at least a third-class medical certificate,
- perform basic math: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
This is an easy part for most beginners, but you are not done there yet. If you are eligible to become a pilot, you are able to apply for a PPL course. The course contains both theoretical and flight training. Once you are finished, you then have to pass the PPL exam.
The exam includes the following topics (please note that the name of the topics may vary by countries and/or regions):
- Air Law & ATC procedures
- Operational procedures
- Aircraft general knowledge
- Flight performance and planning
- Human performance
- Principles of flight
- Communication (+ 45 hours of Air Speak )
- Aircraft operation manual
Sometimes, pilots in training face very tricky questions and some of the topics seem too difficult at first. There is a huge interest among students towards what to learn and how to prepare .
Recognizing this need, we developed an application for iOS for studying and practicing that pilot students can use during their learning progress. This app complies with the FAA as well as EASA rules and includes PPL and LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot Licence) questions as well. Furthermore, the new updated app consists of 30 FREE books about FAA and EASA.
We know that students have difficulties to learn and practice day-by-day. Thus, we created FlyGo’s PPL Challenge to let students join an 8-day PPL practice, where you can receive PPL questions every day in the topics mentioned above. This quiz series also includes explanations, so you will understand the reasons and the theories better.
If you plan to sign up for a PPL course or just want to test your knowledge, subscribe to our PPL challenge and we will send you the daily quizes!
SUBSCRIBE to FlyGo’s PPL Challenge.
Good luck Pilot!