Private Pilot Licence
by booking for small class or individual class
On Campus in Hong Kong & Vancouver
60 hours classroom
min. 60 hours flying
Minimum level of understanding in the aviation area
Efficient communication skills in English
The admission criteria have been grouped to assist you to easily find the information most relevant to your circumstances. However, you may fit into more than one and the Training Center will consider applicants against each of the relevant criteria.
Certain conditions apply. For more information please contact one of our education agents.
Individual Applicants or groups are required to meet the following criteria for admission:
Students must have efficient communication skills in both English and Cantonese.
Be passionate, be discipline
As flying is somehow dangerous when you flying up to 1000 ft. We require our students to maintain good attitude to learn, be observant to our instructor instruction, be passionate to aviation knowledge & skills.
Essential requirements for admission
English language entry requirements
In addition, in the aviation industry, English is essential for communicating and manual reading. A sufficient English level of reading, listening and speaking is important. Possession of one or more of above qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the Hong Kong Aviation Training Center. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Students may need to go through Interview process for assessing their English level and skills of communication.
Passion and Discipline
Experience to be a pilot is an achievement for every student, passion is needed for motivation and Discipline help efficiency and effectiveness of the study.
Private Pilot Licence Program
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN FLY, GO FOR IT.
Take the first steps towards becoming a pilot and get approximately 60 hours to obtain a Private Pilot Licence (PPL).
Study the basics in Hong Kong and prepare yourself to fly with knowledge and skill at Pitt Meadow Airport in Vancouver.
Study and prepare yourself well in Hong Kong for all the basic, save times and resources.
Study theory and practice at the same time., Insight into the flight training process.
Perfect opportunity for student to start their career as a pilot.
Flying up to the sky by yourself and earn your first pilot licence.
Private Pilot Licence Program
Take-off as Zero, Landing as Hero
Make your dreams of becoming a pilot reality with our Solo Flight Program. The Program provides all basic & essential knowledge to become a pilot by yourself. It is conducted based on approved flying syllabus and therefore can be approved as flight training if you decide to continue towards achieving objectives like Private Pilot Licence (PPL).
Make your dreams of becoming a pilot reality with Private Pilot Licence Program that include flight training. The Program provides a great foundation in the theory of flying and flight experience.
Whilst some airlines prefer you to have a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), other airlines prefer to train you fully via a pilot cadet program. With the launch of LCC low-cost carrier airlines in the market, a lot of airlines are looking into the cost-cutting pattern on their operation, cadet program from a non-experience interviewee is less attractive to be hired in the near future.
The flight training component is arranged after the classroom study in Hong Kong Campus. In this course, you will log approximately 60 hours in a single-engine airplane to achieve the private pilot license (PPL) for those who meet the competencies*.
Flight training will be done at our flight training campus at Vancouver - Pitt Meadow Airport.
*Licence only issue for students who meet the competencies.
What you'll need
English language especially speaking, listening and reading are essential for our program.
Passionate to learn, maintain positive attitude and discipline, be always observant.
For the flight training component of this Program, students must hold a minimum of a Category One Aviation medical examination with at least six months validity.
What you'll learn
You will undertake 60 hours general classroom for preparing yourself for the practical flying in our Hong Kong Campus. You will do Private Pilot Licence Training Theory 1 and 2. Get yourself ready for all the basics before departing to Canada for flight training.
Flight Training is part of this Program and takes place in our Vancouver flying school.
For further information, please kindly contact our education agent of the PPLP which provides greater detail about the course.
Rule & Notes
For the flight training component of this Diploma, students must hold a minimum of a Category One Aviation medical examination with at least six months validity.
For the safety and security of our students:
Discipline of our students is one of the top priority in Hong Kong Aviation Training Center. School policy, rules and regulations are set for our student's reference. Students who do not comply with our rules and regulations may result from an oral reprimand to dismissal from our Program without any refund.
Flight training is required for completing this program. Students who do not take up or delay the Flight training, you will not be graduate this program until finish the flight training session. For further information, please kindly contact our education agent of the PPL Program which provides greater detail about the course.
For Private Pilot Licence Program you study, students will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and contribute to online e-learning. So as a general rule, students may need to allocate around 50 hours of study per week.
Your studies at HKATC will incorporate both practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary.
You can expect them to include:
practical tasks and tests
practical assessments (e.g. flight, navigation)
essays and assignments examinations
an industry-relevant project
an oral or online presentation
Private Pilot Licence Program
You will learn the very practical flying theory from our flight instructors.
Our Program emphasize hands-on, practical knowledge, our students will train in our campuses in Hong Kong and Vancouver to learn on the latest practical flying knowledge and skills. Through this program, you will develop an basic flying knowledge.
Our flight training take place in a single-engine airplane, flight training will be conducted in our Vancouver training center located at Pitt Meadow Airport.
Aviation Career Outcomes
Your First Step into Aviation Career
Over the next 20 years the world's airline fleet will grow at an average rate of approximately 3.5 % annually, driving the need for more than 36,000+ new airplanes valued at 5 trillion dollars.
Growth is being driven by emerging markets such as Latin America, Asia-Pacific, low-cost carrier and sixth freedom business models*.
The 2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook project that 617,000 new commercial airline pilots and 679,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet between now and 2035**.
With this growth, it is an exciting time to be planning a career in the aviation industry.
Here are some careers students may consider for aviation career:
commercial pilot working for international, national or regional airlines (with further study)
corporate and business aviation
medical and air ambulance pilot
*Boeing’s Market Outlook 2013-2032
**2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook