PPL in India


The Private Pilot License allows the holder to fly single-engine aircraft with passengers.  The holder may not accept compensation [pay] for flying aircraft.  Ratings such as night, instrument and multi-engine may be added to the Private Pilot License.  The Private Pilot License is a prerequisite to commencing training for a Commercial Pilot License.



  • Applicant must be at least 17 years old for issuance of Private Pilot License
  • Applicant must hold a Category 3 or higher medical



  • 40 hours of ground school must be completed
  • At least 60% obtained on a written exam on the following subjects [60% required in each subject]
    • Air Law
    • Navigation
    • Meteorology
    • General Knowledge3

  • At least 45 hours of flight training including:
    • 17 hours dual (with instructor)
      • 3 hours must be cross-country flying
      • 5 hours instrument training
    • 12 hours solo
      • 5 hours cross-country flying with a flight of at least 150 nautical miles and 2 full-stop landings
  • Student must successfully complete a flight test

  • The Course consists of the following:

 Dual Flight Training 35 
 Solo Flying 15 
 Simulator Training 03 
 Ground School 40 
 Ground Briefing 10 
  • The approximate duration of the course is 3 months, but this will vary student by student.