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Private pilot licence

A private pilot licence (PPL) gives you the right to fly solo by an aeroplane (A) or a helicopter (H) and to take, for example, your friends on board as passengers. You can share expenses with your friends but you cannot charge a fee for the flight.

A PPL does not give the right to aviation for commercial purposes.

How to obtain a private pilot licence


Age requirement

You can start the PPL training at the age of 16. When you apply for the licence at Traficom, you must be at least 17 years old.



The training includes theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.


Theoretical knowledge examinations arranged by Traficom

You may participate in theoretical knowledge examinations after completing the theoretical knowledge instruction. You can take the examinations before you have fully completed your flight instruction.

Contact details in matters concerning aviation licences

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