Private Pilot License Training (PPL)

If you want to start flying as a hobby or you want to take the first step towards a career in aviation, TAE’s PPL course, is designed for you.

4 months


Distance Learning


46,5 hours

Next intake

Upon request



What is the PPL(A) course

PPL(A) stands for Private Pilot License for Airplanes. The aim of the PPL(A) course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary, to enable them to fly as Pilot in Command on Single Engine Piston airplanes under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) in non-commercial operations. Of course, if in the future you decide that you want to fly in commercial operations, there is a way! You have the chance to continue after the completion of the PPL and enroll in the Modular course to fulfil your goal.


What qualifications do you need to enroll in the PPL(A) Course?

Here are the basic entry requirements to be a pilot

  1. Age to become a pilot: Be at least 17 years old to submit an application & at least 16 to conduct the final skill test.
  2. Medical: EASA Class 2 Medical without restrictions. Find out more
  3. Visa: Be holder of EU Passport or hold an EU Student Type D visa.
  4. TAE’s Selection: Successfully pass the TAE’s selection process. Find out more

What does the PPL(A)
training include?

During the first phase of your PPL Course, you will attend a combination of in-class and online tuition of 100 hours in total, with an experienced Theoretical Knowledge Instructor. The instruction is conducted with the assistance of interactive presentations, mock tests with ppl exams questions and everything you will need in order to successfully pass the EASA PPL exams. The EASA PPL exams, comprise 9 subjects in total.

The first solo flight, is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have during your pilot career. In this phase, you will complete exercises up to the first solo flight. This training comprises a total of at least 10 hours flight with an instructor on a Single Engine aeroplane, until you make it to your first solo flight!

During this part of the training, you will be flying dual flights with one of our experienced flight instructors, in order to complete more complex training exercises and VFR cross-country navigation, and get familiar with traffic pattern operations at different aerodromes far from Megara Airport. This will take you to part 4 of your training.
This stage of your training is of great importance. You will complete at least 10 hrs of solo flights and get familiar with cross-country navigation across Hellenic airspace.
In addition to actual flights, TAE’s in-house AL250 allows you to perform all procedures risk-free, including coping with instrument failures. This stage of training consists of 5 hrs of simulator training.

At the end of your training, you will complete 1,5 hours final skill test, in order to obtain your EASA PPL(A). 1,5 hour 


What aircraft and simulators will you fly during your PPL(A) course?

The fleet you will be trained at, consists of Diamond DA40, Cessna F172 aircraft, as well as AL250 Simulators

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How much does the
EASA PPL(A) cost?

The PPL course, costs 13.470€, without any hidden fees!

This is the final cost of becoming a pilot. A down payment of 5.000€ is paid on enrolment day. The rest of the amount has to be covered in 2 equal installments until the completion of the course.
What is included in this price?
  • Ground and Flight training as described above
  • Pilot’s uniform & equipment
  • Training material
  • Fees for the first attempt at all 9 EASA subjects exams
  • Fees for 1st attempt of Aviation English Test Proficiency
  • License Issuance fees
  • Airport Fees
  • Transportation to/from the Academy and Airport, as well as to/from Accommodation and Academy

*please note that the examiner’s Skill Test fees are not included


What our student pilots said about their training with TAE Aviation Academy..


Why should you choose TAE for your PPL Training?


Ιn TAE, we invest in state-of-the-art Diamond fleet, maintained by our own in-house Maintenance Organization.


Non-stop flying operations all year round. Get your PPL in Greece and take advantage of the great weather.


Our Instructors are aviation professionals with 20 + years of experience - carefully selected based on their extensive aviation background.


Our flight school is ideal for international students as the course is conducted exclusively in English Language and therefore, we accept students from everywhere!

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