The Private Pilot License (PPL) is a flight license that allows a pilot to fly an aircraft for private purposes. In order to obtain a private pilot’s license, extensive theoretical and practical flight training must be completed. In general, theoretical training covers topics such as aviation law, navigation, general aircraft knowledge, meteorology, aerodynamics, human performance, operational procedures, flight performance and flight planning.
The practical training includes flying lessons with a flight instructor, during which you learn various maneuvers and flying skills, such as take-off and landing, climbing and descending flights, navigation flights, emergency procedures and aircraft control.
In addition to training, prospective private pilots must also meet medical requirements to ensure that they are physically and mentally fit to fly an aircraft.
After successfully completing the training and passing the examination, a pilot is issued a private pilot’s license. This allows the holder to fly aircraft specified in the license, usually in the single-engine piston aircraft category.