PPL Private Pilot License

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PPL Private Pilot License

The freedom must be boundless above the clouds!

Do you also look towards the sky and dream of flying an airplane?

Push the thrust lever forward yourself and slowly pull the airplane´s nose up?

Then the PPL is your exciting entry into the world of flying.

Set yourself new goals! It's never too late to face new challenges.

What does the license entitle to?

The PPL(A) entitles you to non-commercial piloting of single-engine aircraft or TMGs (Touring Motor Gliders).

After successful training, you can make trips and sightseeing flights with family and friends. Business trips can also be made very efficiently. Distances shrink and you can reach new destinations that were not on your map before.

The PPL is also the basis for a more advanced training such as Instrument Rating IR or Multi Engine Piston MEP.

The road towards the license

Obtaining a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) for single engine piston aircraft (SEP) including a radiotelephony certificate (EFZ/German & English) is easier than you think!

The theoretical training and also the practical training take place at the airfield Wr. Neustadt LOAN. In our commercial flight school you fly with professional pilots as flight instructors. The training flights are carried out with the ultra-modern DIAMOND DV 20E (Katana) and the modern 4-seater DIAMOND STAR DA40.

We put special emphasis on the theoretical training because a good theoretical education is the foundation of flying. That is why the personal instruction with us includes 67 hours - far more than most other flying schools. The practical PPL training comprises 45 hours.

Glass cockpit. Analog instruments are past!

We only use aircraft from the manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, which also has a headquarter at our airfield. All our training aircraft have the powerful Rotax engine with 100HP and are equipped with the modern Garmin 500 glass cockpit.

Your PPL flight training will take place on the DV20 E Katana, Diamond Aircraft Industries' specially designed training aircraft with the modern Garmin 500 glass cockpit. This state-of-the-art aircraft type was developed by us together with Diamond and is currently only used by us. No matter which type you will fly later, the professional training with us is the foundation!

Entry requirements for the PPL

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Very good English language skills
  • Clean criminal record
  • Aviation Medical Certification Class 2
  • European passport, valid residence permit or student visa

Duration of the training

4-6 months (as an experience value, with planned training course and depending on your time availability). You determine the pace of your training yourself!

Course structure

Your training is divided into 5 blocks:

You start your training with an online e-learning phase using the proven Boeing Courseware. During this part you will learn the basic requirements necessary for flying single-engine piston (SEP) aircraft and lay the foundation for your theoretical training.

The subjects in detail:


  • General aircraft knowledge
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight performance and flight planning
  • Human performance
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Air law
  • Communications


After a positive completion of the e-learning phase, the next step will be the classroom training, in which you consolidate your knowledge together with your colleagues and our instructors.

You will also obtain your radiotelephony certificate and you will be able to put this knowledge into practice during your first flying hours.

This part of the training covers the practical training on the DV20E/DA20. It covers the contents of a private pilot license on a single engine aircraft (SEP) under visual flight rules (VFR). The PPL training is divided into 4 phases.

Phase A includes:

  • Pre-flight inspections, the so-called "checks
  • Familiarization with the aircraft and the feeling of flying
  • Familiarization with the aircraft
  • Pre-flight and post-flight preparations and activities
  • Climb and descent
  • Flying a constant heading and altitude
  • Effects of the rudders

So-called "progress checks" at the end of each flight phase ensure that your flying skills meet our high standards.

In this phase you expand your already acquired knowledge and deal with take-off and landing. The best exercises here are the traffic pattern flights.

  • Introduction to the traffic pattern
  • Traffic pattern training
  • Approach
  • Landing
  • Emergency exercises
  • Preparation for first solo flight

After completing this phase with another progress check you are ready for your first flight without an instructor - the first solo flight!

Phase C - Solo flights and navigation flights

  • Solo flights at the airfield
  • Introduction to navigation/radio navigation
  • Basics of instrument flying
  • Alpine introduction and high altitude flight
  • Navigation flights to other airfields

After this phase you are ready for solo flights to other airfields and also complete your main navigation flight to at least 2 other airfields, the so-called triangle flight.

This is the last phase before the PPL exam. Now you are flying solo to other airfields and practicing your learned cross-country flying skills.

This phase includes:

  • Solo navigation flight
  • Solo triangle flight
  • Exam preparation, i.e. practicing everything you have learned so far.

Thereafter, the exam takes place. Particular emphasis is placed on:

  • Operating the aircraft within its operating limitations
  • Smooth and accurate execution of all flight maneuvers
  • Acting with good judgment and behavior as a pilot
  • Application of aeronautical knowledge and control of the aircraft at all times and in such a manner that the successful completion of a procedure or maneuver is not seriously in doubt at any time.

After successfully passing the examination, your license will be issued at Austrocontrol GmbH!

Training costs

The costs of the training are divided into theoretical training and practical training. For the practical training, the minimum hours required according to the EASA PPL training plan are specified.



Theory training  
Theory course incl. Boeing Courseware, online training and classroom € 1.400,-
Upgrade: radiotelephony certificate AFZ (€ 250,-)
Upgrade: Material for theory part (Pilot case, logbook, navimat, fuel drainer, kneeboard, E6-B Flightcomputer) (€ 165,-)
Theory training total € 1.400,-
Flight training  
45 block hours Katana DV20E € 7.425,-
45 block hours flight instructor € 2.700,-
Practical training total € 10.125,-
AFC ATO Fee (registration, documentation, etc.) € 400,-
Total Price excl. VAT € 11.925,-
20% VAT. € 2.385,-
Total Price incl. VAT € 14.310,-

Payment conditions: Before the start of the training, payment of the theory and AFC fee at 100% and deposit of the practice at 30%. Further payments as well as required additional hours and the practical examination will be charged monthly according to expenses. The cancellation fee is 30% of the total price.

Medical Class 2 fees, license and examiantion fees as well as applicable landing fees (in LOAN at the favorable school landing rate) are added to the training costs.


You complete the training with an EASA PPL (Private Pilot License). The SEP (Single Engine Piston) rating is entered in your pilot license. This entitles you to fly single-engine aircraft under visual flight conditions. Congratulations!

Interested? Then register now!

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