At what age can I start training to become a pilot?
In the case of a PPL, you need to be at least 16 years of age before applying for a theoretical course and be a middle school graduate. Requirements for other courses can be found here.
What medical certificates are required?
Aero-medical certifications carried out by an aero-medical doctor, are required. You will need to visit a few different specialists when getting your first aero-medical examinations done. The scope of these lab tests depends on the direction in which you want to train as well as what aircrafts you will be flying.
Where can I get a medical examination done?
How long does training take?
Each course consists of a theoretical and practical training. The duration of training is determined by the availability of the student, instructor and in practical training, weather. Theoretical training takes a minimum of 100 hours, while practical training, a minimum of 45 hours.
What does the CAA exam look like?
After completing your practical training, the flight school you are attending contacts a CAA examiner and sets up the date of your exam.
More details here.
|Subject||Duration (hrs)||Number of questions|
|General Knowledge of the Aircraft||0:30||16|
|Performance and Planning||1:00||20|
|Man-possibilities and limitations||0:30||12|
|General Flight Safety||xx||xx|