If you would like to learn how to fly, whether for fun or indeed to take that first step to becoming an Airline pilot - our Private Pilot Licence programme is the way to go!

Take the first step by taking an introductory flight with one of our experienced Flight Instructors. Remember if you decide to undertake PPL training, the pace of the course is entirely up to you. You can do it full-time or indeed take a flying lesson every other weekend - our experienced Flight Instructors will guide you through the process.

private pilot licence (PPL) is a Licence that permits the holder to act as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft privately (not for pay). The requirements to obtain the Licence are determined by the Director General of Civil Aviation but the actual implementation varies widely from country to country. According to the DGCA, it is obtained by successfully Passing Class Two medical examination with an Aviation Medical Examiner and then completing a course with at least 40 hours of flight time, passing five written exams, completing an extensive solo cross country flight (minimum cumulative solo flight time is 10 hours), and successfully demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test or check ride (including an oral exam). In India, pilots can be trained under CFI for 40 hrs of flight time to complete training. The minimum age for a private pilot licence is 16 for balloons and gliders, and 18 for powered flight (airplanes, helicopters, and gyroplanes). Pilots can begin training at any age and can solo balloons and gliders at age 16, powered aircraft at age 18.

How long will it take?

This largely depends on you and how much free time you have to dedicate to PPL Training. Some of our full-time students have completed the course in 3 to 4 weeks! Training is also dependant on weather, although we do take advantage of poor weather by offering Ground school, Personal Tuition and Air Exercise briefs.

An average student is expected to attain a PPL in 40 hours of flying training in a single engine aircraft

The minimum educational qualification for admission to the Pilot Training Course should be 10 + 2 with subject Physics, Mathematics & English of a recognized Board or its equivalent examination.
The age limit for admission to Madras Flying Club should be 17 years and above at the time of application.
Satisfactory Medical Examination by DGCA approved Medical Officer is essential before a candidate is admitted to the Madras Flying Club. The lists of approved Medical Examiners are available with the Club.

Entry Requirements

All/any payments shall be made by Demand Draft for Rs. 1000/- in favour of "MADRAS FLYING CLUB" payable at "Chennai"

Terms & Conditions

All applicants for pilot traning are informed that The Madras Flying Club has not authorised consultant or representative to collect payments on its behalf.


The Organisation will guide trainees in finding suitable accommodation as per their budget for Boys and Girls.

No refund. Need to pay full fees