Private Pilot Licence

Course: Private Pilot Licence

Private Pilot Licence with RVAC Flight Training

After you have the solid foundations in flying from completing your Recreational Pilot Licence, the next stage of your flight training is the Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Continue your flight training and build on your existing skills to get one step closer to flying as a career. Flying lessons for your PPL Flight Training will be conducted in your choice of aircraft from our diverse fleet. Choose to fly the Cessna, Piper Warrior or Alpha for the duration of this course!

The Private Pilot Licence course has been designed to meet all Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements and allows you to act as Pilot in Command. The PPL course allows successful licence holders to navigate and operate certain types of aircraft anywhere in Australia whilst carrying a limited number of passengers.


What’s involved in the Private Pilot Licence?

  • Students already holding a RPL will require an additional 20 to 30 hours of flight training, including 5 hours of solo cross country navigation. The minimum number of hours required by regulation for the issue of a PPL is 40 hours, including 10 hours solo flying time;
  • Complete study and exams in PPL Theory. Modules include Meteorology, Navigation, Performance and Air Law; and
  • Undertake a flight test with a CASA Approved Testing Officer


Continue your journey to becoming a pilot, and join the best place to learn to fly in Melbourne. Get in touch with RVAC Flight Training Melbourne on +61 3 8586 777 or visit our contact page to get started.



The continuation from your RPL

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)


Minimum Additional Hours

Step 1 - What's Required

You will need the following;

Step 2 - What's Involved

Your PPL Flight Training will involve an additional 20 to 30 hours of flying lessons in one of our General Aviation aircraft, either a Cessna or Piper, and will also include 5 hours of cross country solo navigation. The course builds on the foundational flying skills you developed during your RPL flight training. Learn to prepare flight plans, navigate the aircraft from point to point, develop advanced aircraft handling techniques, study aircraft performance, air law and meteorology.

The course can be undertaken as a full-time or integrated course, or alternatively, you can complete your training at your own pace.

Theory exams are conducted in-house under CASA Approved guidelines.

Step 3 - What's Next?

Once your flight training is complete and you have accumulated the required flight hours, passed the required Theory Examinations and your Flight Instructor is confident in your ability, you will undertake a Flight Test with our CASA Approved Testing Officer to gain your Private Pilot Licence.