student pilot licence

Applicants must

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be able to speak, read and understand the English language

The student pilot licence is a permit to learn to fly.

Student pilots can fly 'solo' but are restricted to their local training area; flights must also be authorised by their instructor

After they have completed further training and examination including a general flying progress test, student pilots may act as pilot in command of an aircraft carrying passengers, but not for hire or reward. The area restriction still applies as does requirement for flights to be authorised.