Private Pilot Training

For whatever reason you want to do it, becoming a pilot is probably easier than you think. The PPL (Private Pilot Licence) is obtainable by any physically fit person aged 17 or older (training can start at the age of 15). If you can drive a car in today’s traffic conditions, you probably have what it takes to fly a light plane. Learning to do so well and safely is a matter of a proper approach and rigour. That’s just what Cannes Aviation ATO is geared to give you.

 

Different approaches according to your objectives and availability 


  • "Leisure profile": Our approach to training is one that minimises stress. We do all we can to highlight the fun there is in flying, make it enjoyable to take to the air and handle a plane.

  • "Business pilot profile": Your foremost goal is to use a plane as an efficient means of commercial transportation. Your time is limited and you would like to move fast. We fit into your time schedule and offer you intensive training.

  • "Commercial pilot profile": Becoming a private pilot is just the beginning of your plans... Are you thinking about becoming a career commercial pilot? We do everything to inculcate in you, right from the start, the right techniques and methods.
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    Piloting Discovery Training Course


    Cannes Aviation, pilot and student pilot, piloting discovery training course

    The purpose of this course is to allow you to learn the basics of theory and piloting and get familiar with the aeronautical world. Upon completion of your training course, you can, if you want, continue your training leading to the PPL-SEP Private Pilot Licence/Single Engine Piston.


    Prerequisites:
    • No previous experience required
    • Must be at least 15 years old to start the training.
    • Parental consent required for minors

     

    PPL[A] - SEP Private Pilot Licence Training


    Cannes Aviation, Diamond da40 flight

    Cannes Aviation has developed a Private Pilot Licence training programme appropriate to the environment in Cannes-Mandelieu and the features of its airplane fleet. The training is phased and each trainee receives personalised follow-up by means of an electronically generated progress book to make sure that all exercises of the curriculum have been taught and mastered.

    Prerequisites:
    • No previous experience required
    • Only a certificate of medical fitness (class 2) issued by a qualified medical examiner is required.
    • Must be at least 15 years old to start the training.
    • Parental consent required for minors
    • Solo flight: Age 16 and older
    • PPL examination: Age 17 and older

     

    Night Flight Clearance (NR)


    Diamond da40 cockpit, landing during night flight

    Night Flight Clearance is an especially attractive addition to the PPL-SEP private pilot licence (which is basically only a licence for day flying). It opens the door to an area of flying that is completely new and exciting: low air traffic, no turbulence, city and airport lights, sunsets on the wing. You experience an entirely new environment while building your skills as a pilot.

    Prerequisites:
    • You must hold a valid private pilot licence (PPL)
    • You must hold a valid SEP (Single Engine Piston) Rating
    • You must hold a valid class I or II medical certificate
    • You must be DA40D “released”

     

    Training for the Multi-Engine rating, MEP


    Cannes Aviation, instructor  pilot and student  pilot take-off on Diamond da42

    The Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) rating is an important complement to the private pilot licence. With it, you can fly Multi-Engine Piston aircraft anywhere in the world.

    Prerequisites:
    • You must hold a valid private or commercial pilot licence
    • You must hold a valid SEP (Single Engine Piston) Rating
    • You must have a valid class I or II medical certificate
    • Have at least 70 flight hrs. as pilot in command

     

    Training for Instrument Rating, IR NATIONAL qualification


    Cannes Aviation, Diamond da42 cockpit

    Designed and developed to target private pilots in 2011, the IR National training will enable you to move up to IFR flights without having to get very complicated theory certificates. This rating will enable you to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) anywhere in France in a single- or twin-engine aircraft, as you choose.





    Prerequisites:
    • You must have a class I or II medical certificate
    • You must hold IR National theory certificates.
    • You must hold a valid PPL(A) licence + Night Flight
    • You must hold a SEP(T) Rating including differences training on DA40 VFR
    • You must have at least 50 cross-country flight hours as pilot in command

     

    Training for Instrument Rating, IR [A]-SE or IR [A]-ME rating


    The JAA/EASA IR(A)SE or ME rating is very similar to the IR National training. Getting the theory certificates – there are 7 of them – is however quite demanding for pilots who what to fly under IFR as a leisure activity. It is especially intended for potential commercial pilots. The holder can fly anywhere abroad provided he/she has obtained the English language proficiency certificate (FCL 1.028)

    Prerequisites:
    • You must have a class I or II medical certificate
    • You must hold either an IR(A) or ATPL(A) theory certificate
    • You must hold either a PPL(A) + Night Flight licence or a CPL(A) licence
    • You must hold a SEP(T) Rating including differences training on DA40 VFR
    • You must have at least 50 cross-country flight hours as pilot in command

     

    La Mole Saint-Tropez Rating


    La Môle Saint-Tropez airport, runway

    La Môle Saint-Tropez is an airport geographically so situated that it requires a site rating. Cannes Aviation has instructors possessing the approval needed to qualify you for this airport.

    Prerequisites:
    • You must have a class I or II medical certificate
    • You must hold either a PPL[A], CPL[A] or ATP[A] licence.
    • Hold a valid SEP or MEP rating.