South Sweden School of Aeronautics
Next Theory Course start:
Private Pilot.......................... 1/10 2017
ATPL..................................... 5/2 2018
Night Qualification............... 22/10 2017
Multi Engine......................... 16/9 2017
Instrument Rating................ 7/10 2017
Practical Flight Planning..... 15/9 2017
Flight Instructor................... 4/11 2017
PPL - Private Pilot License
A guide for those who are thinking about starting to fly
South Sweden School of Aeronautics, SSSA , is offering courses for Private Pilots License, or PPL . As a private pilot , you are flying non-commercial in good weather. Compare with a car driver´s license . Then you can extend it with an IR-rating for flights in all weather conditions.
There is no geographical restriction on where you can fly, the license is valid throughout the world.
There are probably as many reasons to become a pilot as there are pilots. Someone wants this little special in life, some see it as a future career , some see it as a practical solution to transportation for work or on vacation.
IS IT DIFFICULT ?
It takes some effort in time and commitment , but nothing someone will typically have difficulties with . It's not like driving a car , in the air , you have time to plan the next maneuver , and still no one comes from around the corner ..
The environment in the air is new, and it takes a little getting used to , but difficult is not it.
BUT REALLY DO I DO?
It's more a matter of attitude and maturity, than skills. The aspiring pilot takes a theory course and practical flying lessons led by a flying instructor . You learn all the steps in sequence after a very carefully prepared schedule. Everything goes very calmly. Nothing is left to chance , nothing is skipped.
IS IT DANGEROUS ?
The most dangerous of the flight is the car trip to the airport. If you dare you go by car, you dare to fly!
Again, it's a matter of attitude and maturity . Unfortunately , there are accidents , even in aviation, but the vast majority of accidents are due to pure stupidity . Flying itself is extremely safe.
IS IT EXPENSIVE ?
A PPL costs Skr 75,000.- plus the fees to the Authorities, the medical examination , etc.
A PPL cost about twice as much as a driver's license.
A PPL cost about the difference between a new car and a one year old car.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ?
Expect half a year.
The theory course is twice weekly for three months. Duringe the theory you normally take about half of the fying lessons , one or two per week. Thereafter you can finish fairly quickly the remaining flights.
BUT THEN , AIRCRAFT?
You rent it.
Of course you can own your own aircraft, and many do , but if you are not flying very much, you can rent cheaper. Moreover, it is quite difficult to own aircraft . Inspection and maintenance of an aircraft is time consuming and must be done by licensed technician .
HOW TO BEGIN ?
Come to the school , take a trial lesson , ask questions . If you like it, join and start the adventure.
Sample lesson is for you to feel how it feels , "if it is something for you ." It is one hour instruction on the ground where you walk through the aircraft , and a half-hour instruction in the air where you also get to fly the plane.