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Private Pilot – PPL(A)

Private Pilot – PPL(A)

Private Pilot – PPL(A)

Has it always been your wish to learn to fly? Then this is your starting point for the realization of this ultimate dream through this theory course. It concerns an English self-study training system for all 9 theoretical subjects according to the compulsory EASA PPL theory syllabus. The course can be started at any time and is completely 'paperless' environmentally conscious. With a PPL you can fly as a captain or co-pilot on non-commercial flights and without financial compensation. After downloading and activating the course material, the course can be completed offline. The only time when an online internet connection will be required is to download any updates or synchronize your progress and results with our server. The theory training is recorded by means of a personal digital time registration at the time of following the course and monitored by Orbit Groundschool.

Minimum requirements and/or preferences

  • preferably in possession of an EASA Class 2 medical certificate
  • 17 years old when starting the course
  • sufficient basic knowledge of the English language

Course structure and build-up

Course structure and build-up

This PPL theory course consists of a 'distance learning' phase (home study with supervision) and a training course of approximately five consecutive evenings in Arnhem. This training, also known as 'revision & brushup', has been made mandatory by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). After completion of the entire training, the exams follow. These are administered monthly in our own 'in-house' exam center.

Nowadays, the Revision & Brushup Course can be provided via our 'virtual classroom' environment through live webinars, where you can participate from your own home and no longer have to come to Arnhem.

In order to keep the theory course well-organized and to ensure that specific components connect well with each other, the teaching material, consisting of 9 theory courses, is divided into three modules:

1 Module
010 – Air Law
071 – Operational Procedures
050 – Meteorology
2 Module
021 – Aircraft General Knowledge
040 – Human Performance and Limitations
081 – Principles of Flight
3 Module
090 – Communications
062 – Radio Navigation (PBN)
033 – Flight Planning and Monitoring
Ideally, you will first complete all three modules before taking part in the 5 consecutive exam training evenings. The data is identical to the regular Revision & Brushup Course ground school data. These evenings all start at 18:30 pm.

Monday: Human Performance & Communications
Tuesday: Principles of Flight & Air Law
Wednesday: Aircraft General Knowledge & Operational Procedures
Thursday: Navigation & Flight Planning
Friday: Meteorology

You are free to spread the course over a longer period of time and with 2 or 3 intervals. However, please note that all exams must be taken in 1 day.
Extra exam dates in 2023 for specifically only PPL theory exams are published on our website Exams page

Self study

The great advantage of our 'distance learning' PPL(A) training is that you can determine your own pace and study time. The home study work program is structured schematically in weeks and daily tasks.

An average student completes the PPL(A) theory course in about a few weeks to three to six months. Of course you can determine your study load. The lead time depends on your own time effort.

In the self-study, you are guided through all courses and subjects via a simple work program per module. Study progress is checked by means of compulsory 'progress' tests. The 'progress' tests are administered in a varying number of chapters and can be made at home on the computer. Then you can send the test online to Orbit Groundschool for checking with one push of a button.

Course Material
  • ATPdigital CBT software – for Mac, iPad or PC (downloadable)
  • Activation code for 2 installations per license on PC or Mac
  • Revision & Brushup Course (5 compulsory exam training evenings)
  • 24/7 email support from subject teachers
  • online access exam database training tool (with sample questions)
  • 12 months technical software support

Not included:

  • Navigation calculator and pen
  • EASA allowed calculator (Type Casio FX-82MS)
  • Navigation protractor
  • Ruler and compass
  • Cost of theory exams @ 58,00€ per subject when 'in-house' on location Arnhem (Austro)
  • Accommodation costs during your stay in Arnhem (see information page 'accommodation')
Software/hardware requirements

Software requirements Windows / MAC

  • Windows 10 (Windows)
  • MacOS 10.14 or later (MAC)

Hardware requirements (Windows / MAC)

  • 3Ghz, Dual Core (64-bit) processor or faster
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Hardware/software requirements (iPad)

  • iOS 12.0 or later
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Course price

€ 995, -

Course Material
  • ATPdigital CBT software – for Mac, iPad or PC (downloadable)
  • Activation code for 2 installations per license on PC or Mac
  • Revision & Brushup Course (5 compulsory exam training evenings)
  • 24/7 email support from subject teachers
  • online access exam database training tool (with sample questions)
  • 12 months technical software support

Not included:

  • Navigation calculator and pen
  • EASA allowed calculator (Type Casio FX-82MS)
  • Navigation protractor
  • Ruler and compass
  • Cost of theory exams @ 55,00€ per subject when 'in-house' on location Arnhem (Austro)
  • Accommodation costs during your stay in Arnhem (see information page 'accommodation')
Software/hardware requirements

Software requirements Windows / MAC

  • Windows 10 (Windows)
  • MacOS 10.14 or later (MAC)

Hardware requirements (Windows / MAC)

  • 3Ghz, Dual Core (64-bit) processor or faster
  • 4Gb RAM
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to download your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Hardware/software requirements (iPad)

  • iOS 12.0 or later
  • Up to 15Gb of available hard disk space (depending on the size of your course)
  • A reliable internet connection if you are going to be downloading your lessons over the internet (average course size is around 13Gb)

Course price

€ 995, -

Revision & Brushup Course ground school data

Revision & Brushup Course ground school data

JULY 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun, Jun 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

Januari 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Jan - Friday 6 Jan 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun 18 Dec 2022 23:59)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7, 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun, Jun 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 3 Oct - Friday 7 Oct 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

APRIL 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 3 - Friday Apr 7 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Oct - Friday 6 Oct 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 17, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun, Jun 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2022

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 3 Oct - Friday 7 Oct 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

Januari 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Jan - Friday 6 Jan 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun 18 Dec 2022 23:59)

 

Click here to register

APRIL 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday Apr 3 - Friday Apr 7 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, March 19, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

JULY 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7, 2022
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration Sun, Jun 18, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

OCTOBER 2023

 

PPL ATPL CPL IR BRUSHUP all modules

Monday 2 Oct - Friday 6 Oct 2023
Live webinars / Virtual classroom
(Deadline for registration: Sun, Sep 17, 23:59 PM)

 

Click here to register

Do you have any questions about a course? Or do you need help finding the course that matches your required needs? Our team is happy to help! You can also request a free consultation on the day and time of your choice. Personal approach and tailor-made solutions are our motto. Orbit Groundschool was founded in 2003, has been approved and is recognized as an EASA Approved Training Organization (ATO) by the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities under certification number NL-ATO-25 for all its training courses.