Applying for a Private Pilot Licence

A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) allows you to fly as a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) or co-pilot of a Singapore-registered aircraft (not operated for hire and reward), for the aircraft types or groups as endorsed in your licence.

To obtain a PPL, you must

  • be at least 17 years old;
  • be able to read, write and communicate in English at a working level; and
  • meet at least Class 2 medical requirements.

In addition, you will need to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience. You must also pass the basic knowledge examinations and flight test administered by CAAS and meet all regulatory licensing requirements.

More detailed requirements can be found in Singapore Air Safety Publication Part 1 (PDF, 218 KB).


Application & Submission

Submit the application / renewal of your Private Pilot Licence via CAPELS.

Click here to register for the CAAS examination.

Click here for frequently asked questions on PPL.



Last Updated on 10 December 2019