PPL(A) – private pilot (aeroplane)

In accordance with EASA standards: PART-FCL

The private pilot license for airplanes PPL(A) authorizes a pilot to conduct private, recreational, or sports flights with a single-engine airplane during daylight and in visual meteorological conditions. The holder of the license is authorized to conduct flights only for private purposes, may take passengers on board, but cannot fly with financial profit. The private pilot license is the basic license for all individuals interested in pilot training who want to become professional pilots.



The private pilot license for airplanes PPL(A) is the basic license for starting a career as a professional pilot. Although the license is the initial step in a professional aviation career, it only authorizes the holder to fly for private purposes, i.e., it is not possible to fly for financial profit. However, with a PPL license, gaining flight experience and relevant theory, you can become an instructor at a flight school for private pilot training.

If you are not sure whether to choose between an LAPL or a PPL, this article may help you: Comparison of LAPL(A) and PPL(A)


Flight Training:

Total flight training hours: 45 hours*

  • With an instructor: 25 hours*
  • Solo flights: 10 hours*
  • Solo navigation flights: 5 hours*
  • Including 1 flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which the pilot completes 1 landing at a different airport than the departure airport
  • *minimum hours required

GARMIN 1000 Course:

To maintain the highest quality of training and adhere to modern standards, we have integrated the GARMIN 1000 Course (G1000) into the basic PPL(A) training. The GARMIN 1000 is a modern navigation system used in aviation. The operating principles of the GARMIN 1000 are similar to those of avionics systems in commercial aircraft. The GARMIN 1000 can be an invaluable aid during navigation flights or in deteriorating weather conditions. Like any advanced avionics system, it requires a good understanding for safe and, above all, comprehensive use. The course will familiarize you with VFR procedures for the G1000 and the basic principles of system operation, as well as how to address any malfunctions.

Theory Course:

The PPL(A) theory course is in line with the syllabus of the PPL(A) Theory Course for Private Pilots (Airplane). The course is individualized. According to the student’s requirements, the entire course can be conducted: remotely (online) or in-person, combined with self-study. In-person theory instruction is integrated with flight training.

  • Consultation with Instructor: 20 hours (in-person or online)
  • Self-study using CBT (Computer Based Training) via eLearning provided by our school. Our school’s eLearning platform also includes exam questions to prepare for examinations at the Civil Aviation Authority.

Study materials and textbooks are included in the eLearning platform and are included in the course fee.

If you are not sure whether to choose between an LAPL or a PPL, this article may help you: Comparison of LAPL(A) and PPL(A)


The price you will have to pay to learn to fly and obtain a pilot’s license varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The price should not be the main factor in deciding where to get your pilot’s license. When it comes to flight training, cheap is rarely good.

Basic factors affecting the cost of training:

  • Your goals in aviation
  • Type of aircraft for training with regard to goals
  • How much time can I devote to training


Your goals in flying have a significant impact on how your overall flight training will be conducted. If you want to fly only recreationally, training in an aircraft with lighter avionics will be significantly cheaper than compared to a businessman or future professional pilot.

The price of pilot training for individual pilot licenses is set in connection with the number of flight hours in the curriculum, the time of ground preparations, and theoretical instruction in the classroom. Further, it is necessary to count additional expenses for landing and other airport fees and fees for exams at authorities and payments for obtaining necessary permits for training.

In our flight school, you receive the following for your training FREE of charge:


Distance theory courses with online teaching and video conferences

Study materials included in the course price

Theory courses start 6 times a year

Possibility to customize your studies individually

Flight school near Prague

High success rate of our students in exams

Thanks to the Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC APS Simulator, our school has secured a leading position not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC simulator meets EASA requirements for Airline Pilot Standard (APS) pilot training.

The BSA aircraft fleet consists of CESSNA aircraft equipped with modern avionics used in commercial aircraft. All aircraft are carefully and regularly serviced.

Blue Sky Aviation is a certified company in the international network of CESSNA PILOT CENTER flight schools operated by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna, an American company Textron Aviation.

Pilot training from zero to professional commercial aircraft pilot according to European EASA standards. The obtained licenses and qualifications are valid in all countries of the European Union.

Don’t have enough personal funds for training? We will help you secure financing for your pilot training.

We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and requirements, both in training and when renting aircraft. Our flight and theoretical courses are conducted in the form of individual lessons, exclusively between an instructor and a student.

Learning materials for the theory course and sample questions for exam preparation are available to you 24/7 online and offline on our unique e-Learning portal. The theory teaching materials are FREE OF CHARGE.

You can reserve the aircraft for your flights yourself in our online reservation system.

We offer our own accommodation for students of our flight school directly at our airport Kladno or next to the airport Vaclav Havel in Prague – 20 min from us.