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Private Pilot License


Students who would like to pursue recreational flying. First step towards a modular Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL).


A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first step of aviation training.  A person holding a Private Pilot License is allowed to fly an aircraft for recreational purposes during daytime in good weather conditions.  At the Swakopmund Flying School you will be trained by qualified and experienced instructors.  You will complete both theoretical and practical training.


ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 4

Namibian Aviation Medical (Class 2)

17 Years or older on Qualification

Recommended: School Mathematics, Physical Science and English


Each student is handled individually and together with our study guides, integrated training approach and with the aid of our instructors which offer their assistance and guidance you should easily pass the practical applied subjects.  The applicant must pass 8 written exams with a minimum of 75% which is the passing score.  Our training facility is approved by die Namibian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) which means you write your exams at our flying school.



Air Law

Principles of Flight

Aircraft Technical and General

Human Performance

Flight Performance and Planning

Restricted Radio License



During your PPL training you will learn to do a pre-flight, post flight, take-offs and landings at different airports, how to file a flight plan, interpret weather.  Learn how to navigate, all instruments in the aircraft’s cockpit including communication equipment, basic flight manoeuvres and most importantly approved safety and emergency procedures.


Minimum of 25 hours dual flight training with an instructor

Minimum of 15 hours of solo flight training including a minimum of three hours solo cross country navigation flight

Practical flight and navigation skills test

5 Hours Basic IF Simulator training

Each flying session includes a theoretical component or briefing before and after each flight.  The student will be briefed on what to prepare for in terms of checks, flows, procedures, vital actions and theory before the next flight.


The test will be conducted by at least a Gr II Instructor.


Namibian NCAA Private Pilot License

Radio Licence

Type Ratings: Piper Cherokee 180 PA 28-180

Cessna 150 


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