As a private pilot, you fly non-commercially in good weather. You can ad on an Instrument Rating to be able to fly in all kinds of weather. There are no geographical restrictions, the license is valid throughout the world.
As an aspiring pilot you take a theory lessons and practical flying lessons led by a flight instructors. Theory is held on weekends for about 5 - 6 months. During the theory period you normally fly about half of the flying lessons, one or two per week, thereafter you can finish the remaining flight hours fairly quickly.
PPL is the first module toward a Commercial Pilot License or Airline Pilot License, if this is your goal.
6 - 7 months
The Small Print
Complete courses are calculated for minimum required flighthours, be aware that you might need more hours to meet required standard for skilltest. See Hourly Rates for prices for extra flight and tutoring hours. Please read our Terms of Purchase.
Not included in prices above:
Hard copy books (optional)
Pilot material such as headsets, logbooks, rulers etc.
Landing fees abroad (optional)
Handling agents abroad (optional)
Hotel, food and taxi when overnighting during for example IR nav flights (optional)
Authority's certificate fees & Medical