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Private Pilot License Training (PPL)

PPL training consists of two phases: Theory and Flight.

Theoretical Training

  • Courses can be given in Turkish and English.
  • It is planned over 4 hours a day, for a total of 120 hours.
  • Trainings can be planned as 2 sessions between 13:00-17:30 and 18.00-22.30.
  • Theoretical Trainings are given in our Kurtköy/Istanbul Theoretical Training Center.
  • Theoretical Trainings can also be given 100% online.
  • The training period is 6 weeks.
  • The 9 courses planned in the theoretical education are at the below.

Theoretical trainings are given in the classroom and remotely, 100% online. A total of 120 hours of ground lessons are given. PPL theoretical courses consist of 9 courses in total. The General Directorate of Civil Aviation exam consists of 120 questions as a single exam. SHGM exam schedule is published annually on the SHGM website. As FENIX, all resource books, question bank, flight computer and plotter are provided free of charge to our pilot candidates.

Lessons are given by experienced pilots and academicians. Below are the codes of the courses in equivalent for civil aviation and the names of the courses.

  • 010 Air Law 
  • 020 Aircraft General Knowledge
  • 030 Flight Performance and Planning
  • 040 Human Performance and Limitations
  • 050 Meteorology
  • 060 Navigation
  • 070 Operation Procedures
  • 080 Principles of Flight
  • 090 Communication

NOTE: For candidates who do not have any flight training; It is the provision of all theoretical and flight training from PPL training to the ATPL stage. Students who successfully complete their education will have an ATPL license.


Flight Training

The PPL(A) flight training syllabus includes:

  • Pre-flight operations, including mass and balance determination, aircraft internal and external inspection, and service
  • Airport and traffic order operations, collision avoidance measures and procedures.
  • Control of aircraft with external visual reference
  • Critical low airspeed flight, bumpy and full stall detection and recovery
  • Flight at critical high speeds, recognizing and recovering spiral dives
  • Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings
  • Maximum performance (short field and obstacle distance) takeoffs, short field landings
  • Flight with reference to instruments only, including completing a 180-degree turn
  • Cross-country flight using visual reference, dead reckoning, and radio navigation aids
  • Emergency operations, including simulated aircraft equipment failures
  • Operations in transit to controlled airports, airports and airports, compliance with air traffic services procedures, communication procedures and idioms.