The Private Pilot Course – commonly known as “PPL”, is the first license that a pilot obtains to fly an aircraft. It is initially composed by a theoretical part, and then a practical part.
The theoretical course is preparatory for the test at ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency), also known in Brazil as “Banca”. This test is published by FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian foundation) and is a requirement for obtaining the CHT (Certificate of Technical Qualification) – formerly known as “Brevet”.
The practical course focuses on basic and advanced handling of the aircraft in both day and night visual conditions. There is also the possibility of including the IFR qualification (Instrument Flight Rules) which gives the pilot prerogative to fly without external references, but by instruments on board the aircraft.
The course lasts for approximately 4 months. After that, the student is qualified to take the test at ANAC.
At least 17 years of age, Secondary School (on-course or finished) with letter of authorization from parents or legal guardian.
First or Second class medical certificate (for practical part, only).