Private Pilot Licence - IFA's Cessna 152 Airplane



Private Pilot License Program Path

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The PPL – Private Pilot License course is for all of those who wish to start flying, for pure fun or personal pleasure, or who seek to start a pilot career at their own pace and phased investment. If you have always dreamed of flying but not as a commercial pilot, if you passed the opportunity and think you are no longer young or if you are not yet sure of a career in commercial aviation, this is the course for you. If you wish to pursue a career as an airline pilot, the PPL(A) course allows progression through ATPL(A) Modular course, thus taking advantage of the investment made.

Minimum entry requirements

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16 years old and over


9th grade diploma or higher
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Physical status

Valid Class 2 Medical Certificate
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Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates must go through an assessment test, performed in IFA and if necessary, go to an interview with the Training Manager.

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English is of great importance.


The objective of this course is to prepare you to fly and provide you with a licence. After you acquire a PPL(A) license you will be able to fly a single-engine aircraft under VFR.


  1. Theoretical Instruction: 144h
  2. Flight Instruction: 45h
  3. Tests and exams


Approximately 18 months.

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1. Theoretical Instruction

  • Air law 
  • Aircraft general knowledge
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass & balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications VFR

2. Flight Instruction

  • Single-engine piston airplane (SEP): 40h + 5h SIM (basic instruments)

3. Exams

  • 13 written exams at IFA
  • 9 written exams at ANAC


  • 16 years of age at the start of the course
  • 17 years old at the end of the course
  • 9th grade of school
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  • Student ID Card
  • VFR charter
  • VFR plotter
  • CRP1
  • Aircraft Manuals
  • Flight logbook
  • Theory eBooks
  • Calculator
  • Reflective Vest

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