At what age can I start training to become a pilot?
In the case of a PPL, you need to be at least 16 years of age before applying for a theoretical course and be a middle school graduate. Requirements for other courses can be found here.
What medical certificates are required?
Aero-medical certifications carried out by an aero-medical doctor, are required. You will need to visit a few different specialists when getting your first aero-medical examinations done. The scope of these lab tests depends on the direction in which you want to train as well as what aircrafts you will be flying.
How long does training take?
Each course consists of a theoretical and practical training. The duration of training is determined by the availability of the student, instructor and in practical training, weather. Theoretical training takes a minimum of 100 hours, while practical training, a minimum of 45 hours.
What does the CAA exam look like?
After completing your practical training, the flight school you are attending contacts a CAA examiner and sets up the date of your exam.
|Subject||Duration (hrs)||Number of questions|
|General Knowledge of the Aircraft||0:30||16|
|Performance and Planning||1:00||20|
|Man-possibilities and limitations||0:30||12|
|General Flight Safety||xx||xx|