Private Pilot Course - PPL (A)


Our Private Pilot course will allow you to obtain an EASA PPL (A) licence.

The first step to become a professional pilot.

No previous experience or specific background

This licence will allow you to fly any single-engine piston aircraft for recreational, i.e. non-commercial purposes.

You will be able to fly to any destination in the world and even carry passengers.

Theoretical training

The theoretical part of the Private Pilot Course consists of more than 117 hours of theoretical training divided into the following subjects:


  • Air Law
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Flight Principles
  • Operational Procedures
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Flight Safety

Theoretical training can be done on-site, online face-to-face or by distance learning.

  • On-site: you can join a group of students and attend classes from Monday to Friday ( schedules subject to availability) at our facilities in Gran Canaria or Tenerife.
  • Online face-to-face: your best option if you live outside the Canary Islands; you attend classes via live video call with the instructor and your fellow students. Monday to Friday and in the same timetable as the on-site mode.
  • Distance learning: designed to offer you maximum flexibility whether you are a student or working. You will have access to an e-learning platform where you will find all the study material and a chat to communicate with our instructors. You will have to pass the modules and progress tests at your own pace. Includes 10 hours of face-to-face tutoring.

Once the theoretical study hours have been completed, students must pass internal exams to ensure satisfactory results in the official exams.

After passing the official exams, students will be accredited in the corresponding theoretical knowledge to develop their role as private pilots (PPL), moving on to the practical phase of the training.

Flight practical part

The flight training portion of the Private Pilot Course consists of a minimum of 45 flight training hours, including 10 hours as solo pilot-in-command and 5 hours in the FNPT-II simulator.

This practical part will end with a 1.5 hour skill test.

The training will be carried out in the surroundings of the Maspalomas - El Berriel Aerodrome (private airfield managed by the school) and in the 8 different international airports of the Canary Islands archipelago, providing our pilots with all the necessary flying skills.

Total flight hours
46.30 hours


Optional payment in 4 interest-free instalments.
Low-interest student loans, more information here.


  • 117 hours of theoretical instruction
  • Access to e-learning platforms (PadPilot, Moodle)
  • 45 hours of flight instruction
  • Flight skill test (1'5h)
  • Internal preparatory exams
  • Uniform and necessary equipment: headphones, logbook, plotter, CR3, VFR visual chart and high-visibility jacket.

Not included:

  • Medical exam (approx. €150)
  • Taxes (7% IGIC)
  • Exam fees (subject to Austrocontrol, approx. €630)
  • Flight examiner fee (approx. €200)
  • Issue of licence (approx. €80)
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass a Class 2 aeronautical medical exam
  • Pass a Maths and Physics entry test
  • Intermediate level of the language in which the training will be carried out (Spanish or English).


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