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How long will it take to get my Pilot Licence?

If you are interested in learning to fly as a hobby, obtaining your Private Pilot License (PPL) can be done in as little as 2 – 3 months. This is assuming you are training full-time, booking flight 5 to 6 days per week.

If a career as a pilot is what you are after then you need a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). Note that all professional pilot students must first obtain their Private Pilot License (PPL) before they can begin as Commercial Pilot License (CPL) students.  The PPL is therefore the “prerequisite” to CPL.

The CPL program entails a minimum of 80 hours groundschool and 200 flight hours. One of the biggest achievements in the CPL course is to obtain the 200 flight hours. This is the main time consuming element. Booking flights every day, a full-time student can finish the course in less than a year. Flying part time, it can take 18 to 24 months.

 

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