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A Private Pilot's License (PPL) allows individuals to fly aircraft for pleasure or personal travel, but not for pay. It is often the first pilot's license that someone earns and is usually required for more advanced licenses.

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For a PPL, do I pursue gliders or airplanes first? [closed]

I'm interested in pursuing a Private Pilot's License. I'm interested in both gliders and powered flight. Gliders look like fantastic fun and powered flight would be an amazing thing to have – I could ...
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How would the FAA catch people without licenses?

It is know that the FAA conducts ramp checks at airports. However, is it likely to be caught flying without a license from uncontrolled airports or grass strips? If so, how would one be caught?
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Can I revalidate my EASA PPL outside the EU in a non-EASA aircraft?

I'm trying to re-validate my EASA PPL licence, registered with the Hungarian CAA. I asked the CAA but I did not get a clear answer. I meet the criteria for re-validation based on experience, but it ...
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Can I use my FAA Private Pilot (Foreign Based) without a valid EASA SEPL to fly in USA? [duplicate]

Can I fly in the US using my FAA Private Pilot (Foreign Based) based on my EASA PPL without having renewed SEP(L) - it's EASA's class rating for single piston engine airplanes. By flying I mean using ...
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If I get my Private Pilots License before college, how far will that set me ahead, if at all?

So I am looking into getting my PPL and I was wondering if there was any benefit when it comes to college. I am wanting to go to Purdue, preferably, and major in Professional Flight. If I went ahead ...
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Is the EASA RT License valid internationally?

I am planning to get a PPL license in Czech. As part of the PPL license I should get a RT License (in English, not Czech). Is that license is international? I mean, if I want to rent an Airplane in ...
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How is optimal Glide Path Altitude calculated?

Good day, On a PPL checkride quite a while ago I got asked "if you are 10 miles from the airport how high should you be for a 3 degree glideslope?" Can someone run me down on how to do the ...
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How does the FAA decide if a PPL applicant with ADHD can fly?

For the past few years, I've been struggling with fidgeting, difficulty spending long periods of time on creative tasks, difficulty finishing long and complicated tasks, and a few other symptoms. ...
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What are the pros and cons of PPL training at class C airport?

I'm looking to start PPL training soon, and the closest airfield is Austin-Bergstrom International, which is a class C. The only downside I see to doing training at KAUS is that the few PPL programs ...
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Can a US pilot residing in the EU fly N-reg under IFR on a US PPL?

I am a US citizen living in the Netherlands, and I have an FAA PPL(A) with current IR as well as an EASA PPL(A) without IR. I am currently trying to figure out my easiest path to IR conversion, as I ...
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What license will one need to fly the Aeromobil flying car in 2022?

Aeromobil are launching their "flying car" in 2022, after successful test flights. What kind of license / certification will be required to own / fly one of these? Presumably something less ...
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I have a PPL in Australia and own a plane. I am wondering if I am legally allowed to hire my plane out to other pilots and make money?

I have found multiple answers that state I can lease to a school and things like that but I need to know if I can hire my plane out privately to other pilots (I.e mates) And actually make a profit ...
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Can private pilots run other non-passenger flight businesses?

As I understand it, private pilots can not take paying passengers. (Friends on a flight can give the pilot strictly only the friend's share of fuel etc. costs.) But in fact can private pilots do ...
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Can I charge for editing footage from a video that was taken during a flight as a private pilot in US?

I am a private pilot, and I went with one of my friends to a skydiving trip in a rented Cessna 172 that we split the cost on pro-rata. I also used my video making equipment to record the duration of ...
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How can I easily keep track of my landing count during pattern work?

PPL Student pilot, ~20 hrs Hi, whilst doing some pattern work I frequently find myself unable to keep accurate track of the number of landings. There's an AFIS at my home airport who keeps track (...
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Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license?

Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license? My problem is the following: I have obtained my ICAO PPL license in Argentina with 52 flight hours but currently I live in ...
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What is needed to go from a student pilot license to a private pilot license?

I will be 16 in a few weeks and I really want to get flying so I am currently thinking that I should get a Student Pilots license and then get a Private Pilot License next summer when I am 17 but I ...
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can I do my PPLA license in spain even if I live in Germany?

I live in Germany but I was born in Spain, I wpuld like as a hobby, to get my PPLA license.. but I would like to do that in Spain, if so, can I still flight in germany? is that possible? Thanks..
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What to do as an international student without a driving license that is needed for PPL Training in Germany?

I am required by the Luftamt Südbayern to provide information from the driving suitability register from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany but I do not have a German driving license as ...
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After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL?

After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL? I recently had hernia surgery in the past few weeks and just had my follow-up appointment with my ...
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How do I calculate top of climb?

How can I calculate the distance on the ground during the climb? Assuming the climb power is 700ft/min, the climb speed is 65 kts, the wind 260/10kts on runway 26. Start: 700ft Top of climb: 3500ft ...
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Does the validation of an ICAO licence allow you to fly internationally?

Hypothetical situation: A pilot with an ICAO-compliant PPL licence from Australia goes to France and France issues a licence validation in accordance with the Chicago Convention, thus allowing him to ...
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How do I improve navigation with a VFR sectional chart?

I am doing my PPL atm. I am struggling to navigate with a VFR sectional chart, I am getting lost more often. How do I fix this issue? Any tips? I have trouble identifying small towns, identifying ...
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Is Touring Motor Glider included in the term "aeroplanes"?

The EASA definition goes as follows: ‘Aeroplane’ means an engine-driven fixed-wing aircraft heavier than air, that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its wings. ‘...
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Do I need to keep my foreign based PPL after passing an FAA instrument checkride?

I have a foreign based PPL (PPL issue on the basis and valid only as long as my foreign PPL is valid). I'm going to go for an instrument rating checkride very soon. Assuming I pass the checkride ...
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With an EASA PPL, can I invoice my mother's company for airplane rental to fly her to a convention, with no other renumeration?

My mother who owns a private company asked me if I could fly her to a convention. She asked if it was possible if the costs of the plane rental could be invoiced to her company. Since I only posses a ...
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Asymptomatic Cavernous Malformation been approved for Class 1, 2 or 3 Medical?

Anyone here with a asymptomatic cavernous malformation been approved for PPL, CPL or ATP? Recently was concerned with the symmetry of my eyes changing. Opthamologiest ordered an MRI that incidentally ...
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Does going from SPL with TMG to PPL(A) automatically give me a PPL(A) TMG rating?

I am currently training for PPL(A) while holding an SPL with TMG rating. Since I have more than 24 hours on TMG, I only need 15 hours of flying to obtain the PPL(A) license according to the EASA ...
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What's the MTOW I can fly with a PPL?

I thought there was a limit but I can't remember and can't find it anymore. So with an US PPL, what would be the maximum takeoff weight that an aircraft would be allowed to for me to still fly it? ...
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What is the relation between the EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licences and the Private/Sailplane/Balloon Pilot Licences?

The EASA licence and ratings requirements pages list: PPL(A) - for aeroplanes PPL(H) - for helicopters SPL - for gliders BPL - for balloons which match: LAPL(A) - for aeroplanes LAPL(H) - for ...
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what Jobs can I get without atpl? [duplicate]

I wonder what jobs I can get if I have ppl and cpl but no atpl? is it possible to earn money from holding these licences?
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What steps do I need to follow to use my PPL for income?

So I am currently taking my PPL because flying was always a passion. But, as I am sure all who do such can relate, it is an expensive license to hold on to. None the less we go through simply for the ...
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How to find TAS for given CAS, FL and OAT?

Here is another question for my PPL Exam. If anyone can illuminate me with explaining every step to achieve TAS with given parameters, it would be great. Given: Calibrated airspeed (CAS): 155 kt. ...
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How can I correct the heading for this navigation problem?

I'm a pilot trainee in Hungary and just encountered a navigation question problem which is from the PPL Training Questions book. Would be glad if someone can briefly explain how to do this typical ...
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How can I best prepare for my first lesson on stalls? [closed]

I am a flight student preparing to practice stalls and stall recovery in a Tecnam P-2002. I have already done spin recovery. On top of that, what preparation techniques have others found useful?
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How do I answer this navigation problem?

This question is from the PPL questions book, navigation part. Given: QDM: 279° VAR: 5° W DEV: 5° E The QDR equals...
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How is the quadrantal rule applied to VFR flights in Hungary?

I'm looking for a clear explanation for this quadrantal rule question (it applies to Hungary): A VFR pilot is cruising, en-route in level flight, above the transition level of FL035. His magnetic ...
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How would I calculate CG in this practice problem?

As I'm studying PPL theories, I've encountered with this kind of a question below and it would be great to understand the principle behind the calculation of the 'CG' Calculated take-off mass = 2300 ...
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An appropriate way to practice ATC communications

I'm a PPL trainee and I'm looking for a way to improve my radio communication. https://www.liveatc.net/ is a great way to practice but I can't fully understand the conversation between the unit and ...
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Do I need a driver's license to get a PPL in Canada?

I've been searching on Google but there doesn't seem to be any results confirming or rejecting the requirement of a driver's license prior to PPL. It returns results for the United States, but that is ...
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Is it possible to take PPL lessons in different locations and countries?

I have been wondering if it is possible to do flight lessons in different locations? For example, I am currently taking my PPL lessons (VRF) in Manchester, UK. I usually travel between countries in ...
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Do I have to prove my flight training time abroad when applying for a standalone FAA license?

I have done flight training in Germany and hence hold a German EASA Private Pilot License. For this I did the appropriate flight training which is documented in my logbook. But in Germany these ...
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What does the student pilot have to do during his/her PPL practical course?

The PPL theory consists of: Principles of flight. Flight performance and planning. Aircraft general knowledge. Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Planning and Monitoring VFR Communications Human ...
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How is one's hypoxia resistance affected by the time of day?

I am doing my PPL course in the Czech Republic and here they have the following question in tests: when during a day is the resistance of a human organism to hypoxia the best? There are 3 possible ...
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What is the most effective way for a VFR pilot to scan the instruments during manoeuvres?

May I ask your opinion on what is the best and most effective pattern for a VFR pilot to scan their instruments during manoeuvres?
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What effect does driving convictions have on a PPL?

Recently, I was driving some friends around when they started complaining that I was driving "too slow" (basically not over the speed limit). I stated that my reason for being cautious was I did not ...
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Can I take my Canadian PPL with flight hours logged in the US?

I was wondering if I can combine my flight training hours in the US with my Canadian ones if I want to take my PPL in Canada?
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Can I add ratings to a NNPL?

I have been speaking to a couple of local flying schools. Originally, I was going to train on a Piper Tomahawk to obtain an LAPL. But after explaining to one of them my goals, (just flying for fun, no ...
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Will a diagnosis of psychosis ban me from getting my recreational pilots license or my private pilots license?

I want to get my category 3 or 4 medical so I can either get my private pilots license or my recreational pilots license. I have been diagnosed with psychosis and am currently on Invega Sustenna (anti ...
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Can Private Pilot training, funded by employer, count as company hours?

My employer would like me to get my Private Pilot License, and is funding the remainder of my training. The intention is to have me do my training on company time. I am an engineer, and sit in the ...