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Private Pilots Licence Theory (PPLA) - $1,105.00
May 27

Private Pilots Licence Theory (PPLA) - $1,105.00

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Start Date
27-May-2024 9:00 am
End Date
07-Jun-2024 5:00 pm
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Victoria

Registrations Close
3 June 2024 8:00 AM

Course Description

The Private Pilot's License Theory Course offered by the Royal Victorian Aero Club is designed to prepare students for the written examination required to obtain a Private Pilot's License in Australia. The course is delivered in a classroom setting by experienced flight instructors who are also subject matter experts.

Throughout the course, students will learn about the fundamentals of aviation, including aerodynamics, flight planning, navigation, meteorology, and aircraft systems. The course covers all the necessary topics required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for a Private Pilot's License.

Each class includes interactive lectures, practical exercises, and group discussions to reinforce the learning outcomes. Students will also have access to study materials, including textbooks, practice exams, and online resources, to help them prepare for the written examination.

Upon completion of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of the theoretical aspects of flying, and be well-prepared to sit for the written examination required by CASA. The course also serves as a foundation for further flight training, as it provides a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of aviation.

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of aviation theory and principles
  • To prepare students to pass the written examination required to obtain a Private Pilot's License in Australia
  • To provide a solid foundation for further flight training
  • To foster a culture of safety and professionalism in aviation

Course Topics

  • Aerodynamics and aircraft performance
  • Air law and regulations
  • Flight planning and navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Aircraft systems and instruments
  • Radio communication and procedures
  • Principles of flight and aerodynamics
  • Navigation and flight planning
  • Aviation safety and risk management


There are no formal prerequisites for this course, although a basic understanding of mathematics and physics is helpful. Students must be at least 17 years of age to sit for the written examination required by CASA.

Required Materials (not inlcuded in fee)

  • Bob Tait RPL/PPL Study Guide Volume 2 (available from Skylines)
  • Flight Computer (E6B, circular or slide)
  • Navigation ruler
  • Current ML VTC, VNC, WAC and ERSA
  • Writing materials
  • Laptop


Assessment is based on student participation, completion of practical exercises, and performance on practice exams. Students must also pass the written examination required by CASA to obtain a Private Pilot's License.

Event Type
Theory Course
Event Location
Cnr First Avenue and Bundoora Parade
Moorabbin Airport VIC 3194
Venue Phone
03 8586 7777
Contact Details
Ms Deborah Fanning

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