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PPL(A) - Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplanes

The Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplanes (PPL(A)) is a European leisure pilot licence that entitles you to fly as a Pilot in Command (PIC) or as a co-pilot in aircraft and touring motor gliders (TMG) during non-commercial flights without financial compensation. Kiwa Register processes and reviews applications for a private pilot licence in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced PPL licensing staff will process your request within seven days.

At Kiwa Register we issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

PPL requirements

To file a PPL(A) licence application, you must:

  • be at least 17 years old;
  • have received and finished training at an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) that has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate;
  • have had 45 hours of flight instruction in winged aeroplanes or TMG’s during training;
  • have successfully taken theory exams in nine different fields of knowledge;
  • have taken a skill test to act as PIC in the relevant class and to perform relevant procedures and manoeuvres with a degree of competence fitting the licences issued;
  • be in possession of a medical certificate class 2.

The conditions for filing a PPL licence application are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart C, and Section 2, PPL(A).  

PPL licence application

To file a private pilot licence application, you can use the form to the right of this page. After we have received your completed application form (including the payment and all required attachments), we strive to process your application within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment. In that case we cannot guarantee the processing of your request within seven days.

Private pilots licence cost

Please check our Part-FCL rates chart for the PPL(A) licence cost. Here you can find the rates for a first issue private pilot licence as well as the costs of PPL(A) renewals, etc. Find out more about the PPL licence cost here

Please note that your licence will be sent to you by secure courier if you do not have a correspondence address in the Netherlands. The courier charge will be added to your licence fees.

What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

​Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.