What is a PPL?

This is a globally recognised pilot’s licence that enables you to fly an aircraft for pleasure or business, with friends or family. You may not however fly at night or for remuneration. You will share the same airspace as all the airliners and other aviators, with all the same responsibilities.ted!

What is a night rating?

This is an additional course that works hand in hand with your PPL. Air law states that 15 minutes before sunrise and 15 minutes after sunset you may fly with your PPL.  A night rating enables you to fly at any time, day or night. This course gives a very basic idea of instrument flying and the dangers of flying with insufficient visual reference to the ground or horizon.

What is a commercial licence?

This is a flight licence that enables you to fly for remuneration. You will complete your full instrument rating which will enable you to fly the aircraft with reference to the instruments only. By now you would also have done your multi engine rating. Although you are able to do only a single engine commercial licence we recommend the multi-engine rating, as most charter and airline aircraft are multi engine aircraft.

Time to complete your training:

  • PPL full time   - approx 8 to 12 weeks
  • PPL part time   - approx 3 to 4 months
  • Commercial full time  - approx 15 to 18 months
  • Commercial part time  - approx 24 to 30 months  

These times are given as an idea of what we have experienced throughout the years we have been involved in flight training. We have had many students that complete the training in shorter times so it depends on the student. All training is done on a “one on one” basis so the pace and program is flexible and will be set out by you and your instructor.

Are there any bursaries available at SkyRaiders?

On request only.