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New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy - Learn to Fly in New Zealand

Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (level 4)

Commercial Pilot Academy has been granted approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to deliver Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (Level 4) training.

Private Pilot Licence
 

This is a Level 4, 65 Credit, NZQA Approved Programme of 26 weeks duration designed for International Students.

 

Aims

  • To provide the skills and knowledge to learners, necessary to achieve a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with a type rating, entitling the holder to legally and safely operate an aeroplane in New Zealand for recreational purposes.

 

Outcome Statement

  • Graduates will be qualified private pilots, able to exercise the privileges provided for by CAANZ in New Zealand

 

Content Summary

  • The training scheme comprises theory subjects and practical flying for PPL including a type rating for the aircraft used
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL) theory subjects including
  • Air Law
  • Air Navigation & Flight Planning
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge (aeroplane)
  • Human Factors
  • Meteorology and
  • Flight Radiotelephony
  • Completed an ICAO Aviation English Language Proficiency Test

 

General Pilot Knowledge including:

  • Aviation Technology
  • Aviation Safety Management Systems

 

Practical flying and flight test for PPL covering:

  • Demonstrate flying skills to enable first solo flight
  • Demonstrate cross country navigation skills
  • Demonstrate mountainous terrain awareness
  • Demonstrate flying skills for a private pilot licence (PPL flight test)
  • Type rating  for a single engine aeroplane

 

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry to this programme, applicants must;

  • Hold an Aviation Class 2 medical certificate
  • Be able to meet the CAANZ 'Fit & Proper Person' status requirements, (normally includes a Land Transport Driving History report and Ministry of Justice report)
  • Be competent in spoken English to meet CAANZ requirements
  • Be at least 16 years of age prior to the first solo flight and 17 years of age prior to sitting the PPL Flight Test

 

In addition, International applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold secondary school passes in maths & physics
  • Where English is a second language, have achieved an IELTs score of 5.5 or higher
  • Pass the Aviation English test for CAANZ

 

List of components included

  • PPL Theory and Practical Flying will be carried out in accordance with CAANZ Rule Part 61, including:
  • Advisory Circular AC61-3 and the Flight Test Standards Guidelines (Recreational & Private Pilot Licence – Issue & BFR. Jan 2014); and
  • AC 61-10 and “Demonstration of Competency – Type Rating – Single Pilot Certificated – Aeroplane”

 

Plus Commercial Pilot Academy modules on:

  • Aviation Technology
  • Aviation Safety Management Systems

 

Teaching Methods

  • The training scheme may be studied full or part time
  • CAA theory subjects are taught in a ground school supported by written course materials, with practice assessments for each subject.  Attendance at any component or lesson is optional
  • Practical flying is taught one to one as a sequence of practical flying exercises in simulators and aircraft.  Each flight includes a pre-flight briefing and post-flight de-briefing

This programme is delivered at our Fielding Aerodrome site.

 

 

Assessment methods

  • CAA theory subjects are assessed via external exams conducted by ASL under CAANZ approval
  • CPAL modules are internally assessed
  • Flying competencies and knowledge improvement are certified by A or B Category Flight Instructors and the flight test is conducted by a CAANZ approved Flight Examiner

 

Duration

  • Total weeks of course (including holiday weeks) - 26
  • Total teaching weeks (excluding holiday weeks) - 23
  • Average self-directed study hours per week - 15
  • Total study hours per week (teaching + self-directed) - 28.5
  • Total study hours - 650

 

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