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How much does it cost to obtain Private Pilot License (PPL)

Overview of the PPL course

EASA PPL in less than 6 months

The Private Pilot License (PPL-A) training is the first step towards becoming a professional pilot. It is designed for applicants with zero to little flight experience. The PPL-A qualification allows the holder to fly on single-engine piston (SEP) aircraft in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) as pilot-in-command (PIC) or co-pilot on aircraft in noncommercial operations without remuneration.

Ground Training

The ground lessons of the PPL course are provided both as class studies and distance learning or can be combined. 

The course covers all 9 subjects of the PPL syllabus. 

Flight Training

Flight training is performed on a single-engine piston (SEP) aircraft C-172S according to visual flight rules (VFR).
At the end of the flight training, you will have at least 45 hours total time to apply to CAA for the Skill test. 


Upon completion of the course, it is required to display a satisfactory level of theoretical knowledge, evaluated through 9 written tests covering various subjects. To pass the PPL(A) theoretical examination, a minimum score of 75% is necessary for each subject. The theoretical examinations are held at the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) Republic of Latvia.

The period of 18 months should be counted from the end of the calendar month when the applicant first attempted an examination.


Exams in

Civil Aviation Agency (CAA)


Upon completion of the course, it is required to display a satisfactory level of theoretical knowledge, evaluated through 9 written progress tests covering all 9  subjects. To pass the PPL(A) progress test, a minimum score of 85% is necessary for each subject. 


35 flight hours dual with an instructor:
Dual hours are divided into 3 stages and cover basic airplane handling, take-offs and landings, advanced maneuvers, emergency procedures, simulated instrument flying, and navigation flying.

Private pilot program

    The applicant has to be at least 15 years old. But the pilot license PPL will be issued at 16 years or above. 


    It is required to possess a valid Class 2 Medical Certificate.

    However, if the student intends to pursue a career as a commercial pilot in the future, we suggest obtaining a Class 1 Medical License.


    • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics and Physics

    • Possess a sufficient level of English language knowledge (Level 4 or higher) according to PART-FCL.055(d)(e).


Theory  - 1500 euros ( Bristol CBT course + 32 hours of private lessons with teachers),


Theory - 2500 euros ( Bristol CBT course + 100 hours of private lessons with teachers)

Flight training - 9900 euros (45 hours x 220 EUR) on Cessna 172 S.

Additional expenses:

  • Medical certificate (Class 1) - 250 euros

  • CAA exams - 261 euros (9x29 EUR)

  • English language exam - 200 euros

  • Use of the aerodrome - 400 euros per year

  • Final practical exam - 550 euros

TOTAL: 13,061 - 14,061 euros

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