What is PPL Private Pilot Training?

If you are one of those who love freedom and can’t stop looking at the sky, this training is for you!

You can start your PPL (Private Pilot’s License) training at NorthFLY Flight Academy, where you can rent an airplane and take the captain’s seat on your own, fly as a second pilot on non-commercial flights, and take your first professional step into a commercial piloting career; with its expert training staff, agile operational management approach and different aircraft experiences.

Eğitim İçeriği

Documents Required for Application

  • Archival Criminal Record / Criminal Record,
  • Photocopy of identity card (front and back),
  • Residence (E-Government),
  • Photocopy of Education Certificate or Diploma (E-Government),
  • Health Certificate (obtained from hospitals authorized by DGCA),
  • 8 Biometric Photographs

Health Report:

Pilot candidates must obtain a health certificate from hospitals authorized by DGCA before starting their flight training. Since it is not possible for candidates who cannot obtain a health certificate to start their flight training, it is recommended that candidates obtain their health certificate before starting their theoretical training. However, not having the health certificate yet does not preclude registration or taking the theoretical training.

PPL Theoretical Training:

Theoretical knowledge trainings lasting 110 hours in total are conducted online (remote-interactive). Pilot candidate students are required to attend 100% of the courses. In addition, our NorthFLY flight academy adds additional lessons from time to time for the development of candidates in PPL Private Pilot License theoretical training.

Flight Training:

Flight Training lasts 45 hours in total and 46.5 hours including 1.5 hours of check flight by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Training flights are conducted with single-engine Cessna 152 and 172 aircraft.

Location and Accommodation:

As NorthFLY Flight Academy, our PPL Private Pilot License trainings continue uninterruptedly throughout the year in our headquarters in Samsun, but trainings can also be opened in our other centers such as Istanbul-Tekirdağ. Our students are accommodated in our guesthouses, which are designed and furnished to serve as apart-hotels. The location of our guesthouses has been chosen in Samsun – Center to ensure that our students do not stay away from city life while studying. In addition, on the days of flight training activities, student shuttle services depart from our guesthouses to the airport.

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Attendance Status:

For candidates without any flight training experience, the PPL is the training that should be taken as the beginning of the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training. If you decide to choose piloting as a profession, you can continue with ATPL modular training after obtaining the PPL.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PPL training period?

5 weeks of theoretical training and 50-70 days of flight training.

PPL Theoretical training is implemented as 90% distance education.

A personalized payment plan is drawn up for tuition fees.

PPL training fee includes all flight related expenses except DGCA fees.

You have to pay 25 TL for SPL, 750 TL for Checkride, 60 TL for PPL License Tanzim. Click here to review our article on how to make a payment via DGCA Payment System (DGCA TACAS).

Yes, we do. There are 1800 questions in the question pool. These questions cover all of the PPL courses. 90%-95% of the questions are the same if all of these questions are studied.

Yes, we do. You can stay in our student houses free of charge.

Samsun Carsamba International Airport

Your transportation to the airport is provided by our flight academy. There is no additional charge for this service.

If you fail the check flight, you will take as many extra flights as the Examiner determines. Afterwards, you will take a control flight again.

The validity of the PPL license is 5 years but the SEP authorization is valid for 2 years. Every 2 years you are required to make a SEP renewal flight.

The exams are regularly shared on the website of DGCA and you can take the exam at the exam centers of DGCA (Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya).

Our training flights are carried out with Cessna 172 and Cessna 152. Click here for images of our fleet

You can fly without completing the PPL theory exam, but you must pass the theory exams until your control flight.

It is conducted on computer accompanied by a proctor at the test locations determined by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

PPL training usually lasts between 3-5 months, depending on one’s study and skills.

PPL holders can buy their own airplanes and fly freely, provided that they do not engage in commercial activities and subject to limits such as take-off weight.

The PPL training fee at our flight school is 16,500 Euros.

PPL (Private Pilot License) Training is 46.5 hours of flight training and 100+ hours of theoretical training, totaling a minimum of 146.5 hours.

A person holding a PPL license can fly for private, non-commercial purposes and can only earn money as a safety pilot, i.e. safety/observation pilot.

A personalized payment plan is drawn up for tuition fees.