A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the most sought after type of pilot certification. A Private Pilot License is similar to what a driver’s license is for automobiles. Private pilots are trained to navigate small aircraft by themselves. Flight training includes aircraft maneuvers, navigation, emergency procedures and cross-country flight planning.
What Can You Do With A Private Pilots License
Since the private pilot certificate allows you to fly in and out of all civil airports, a licensed pilot may fly to a nearby airport for lunch, travel across the country or even around the world without ever stepping foot on an airliner. A private pilot can take friends and family for rides, practice maneuvers, or become involved in many of the wonderful programs that introduce people to flying.
The Innovative Aviation Private Pilot Course
Our Private Pilot Course is designed to immerse the Student Pilot into a dedicated complete private pilot training program. The program focuses upon Single Pilot Operations and integrates Scenario Based Training.
Topics will include:
- Basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight
- Safe and efficient operation of aircraft
- Weight and balance computations
- Use of performance charts
- Significance and effects of exceeding aircraft performance limitations
- Use of aeronautical charts and a magnetic compass for pilotage and dead reckoning
- Use of air navigation facilities
- Aeronautical decision making and judgment
- Principles and functions of aircraft systems
- Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate to the aircraft
- Night operations
- Procedures for operating within the National Airspace System
- Risk Management
- Aeronautical Decision Making
- Task Management
- Single Pilot Resource Management
- Scenario Based Training
- Emergency Operations
- Flight Planning
- Proper power settings and airspeed control
- Applicable FAR’s, AIM and Advisory Circulars
- Radio Communications Procedures
- Recognition of critical weather situations from the ground and in flight, windshear avoidance, and the procurement and use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts
- Safe and efficient operation of aircraft, including collision avoidance, and recognition and avoidance of wake turbulence
- Effects of density altitude on takeoff and climb performance
- Preflight action that includes—How to obtain information on runway lengths at airports of intended use, data on takeoff and landing distances, weather reports and forecasts, and fuel requirements
- How to plan for alternatives if the planned flight cannot be completed or delays are encountered.