PPL (Private Pilot Licence)

Private pilot licence (PPL) is the first licence which you can obtain to pilot any piston powered airplane. Holder is permitted to fly as pilot in command or co-pilot on non commercial flight.
Those interested in training must be over 16 years old to start the training, and hold a medical certificate 1st or 2nd class.

The training syllabus contains 100 hours of theoretical subjects of Air Law, Aircraft General Knowledge, Flight Performance and Planning, Human Performance and Limitations, Meteorology, Operational Procedures, Principles of Flight and Communication. Practical training includes 45 hours of flight time during which students acquire necessary skills and piloting techniques in various flight maneuvers and the ability to safely navigate the aircraft on a cross country flight. Pilots of gliders or ultralights are able to use up to 10% of their previous experience as of total flight time as pilot-in-command of such an aircraft, maximum, however, is 10 hours could be credited towards their PPL(A)licence. Minimum training flight time may be reduced to 20 training hours with instructor and 10 hours of solo flights.

The final theoretical written test is administered in the Civil Aviation Authority in Prague and a practical exam (flight skill test) in length of approximately 2 hours with an authorized examiner of the CAA.