Certificate of

private pilot 

preparation (CPPP)


  • Mar, Jul, Nov

  • by booking a small class or individual class


  • On Campus in Hong Kong


  • 30 hours classroom


  • CPPP


  • Minimum level of understanding in the aviation area

  • Efficient communication skills in English 

Entry requirements

​Admission criteria

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:

Communication Skills

  • 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

Learning to be a pilot is an achievement for every student, passion is needed for motivation and Discipline help efficiency and effectiveness of the study.


Certificate of

Private Pilot Preparation 



  • Take the first steps towards becoming a pilot and prepare to get your first licence to fly up to the sky.

  • Study the basics knowledge and skills. 

  • Decide continue with for the practical flying base on your pace of study. 

  • Insight into the flight training process.

  • Perfect opportunity for student to start their career as a pilot.

  • Check your passion before start your pilot career.


Certificate of

Private Pilot Preparation 


Take-off as Zero, Landing as Hero

Make your dreams of becoming a pilot reality with our Certificate of Private Pilot Preparation. The Program provides all basic & essential knowledge to help our students prepare for achieving the private pilot licence. It is conducted based on private pilot flying syllabus and students can decide to continue towards achieving objectives like Private Pilot Licence (PPL) base on their pace.

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.

What you'll learn

You will undertake 30 hours general classroom for preparing yourself for future private pilot licence. In this preparation course, students will learn all the basic knowledge base on private pilot syllabus. Get yourself 100% ready for all the basics, decide whether continue the practical training in our Canada flying school base on your pace. 

Flight training is NOT included in the Certificate of Private Pilot Preparation, students will decide after completing the certificate, base on your ability, passion and interest.

For further information, please kindly contact our education agent of the CPPP which provides greater detail about the course.

Rule & Notes



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. 

Study hours

For Certificate of Private Pilot Preparation 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 25 hours of study per week for every class test and exmination.


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


Certificate of

Private Pilot Preparation

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 with our simulator to learn on the latest practical flying knowledge and skills. Through this program, you will develop an basic flying knowledge. 

Attending this certificate, you may find if flying is suitable for your career, base on your pace of study, your passion and interest on flying, you may decide to continue for the practical flying part after completing this course.

With this certificate, it will be more cost effective on allocating your resources.

Students who decides to continue with the Private Pilot Licence practical training may apply our Private Pilot Licence Program. Student who successfully graduates from this Certificate of Private Pilot Preparation may offer a scholarship for the Private Pilot Licence Program. The selection of candidates is based on an evaluation of academic achievement, discipline, participation and contribution to school activities, leadership.


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

  • flight instructor

  • firefighting pilot

  • medical and air ambulance pilot

*Boeing’s Market Outlook 2013-2032

**2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook


How To Apply

If you would like to apply for our Certificate of Private Pilot Preparation CPPP, contact our Education Agent for more details.

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