The PPL flight training syllabus is divided up into 18 exercises that must be completed and mastered to the industry standard before you are allowed to test for your PPL (Private Pilots License).
Some of the exercises will be combined together in a single lesson, others will be spread out over several lessons, while the rest will be built on over consecutive lessons. Learning about flying, like cleaning a house, is a process. It never really ends!
There are a number of flight briefings you will receive during your "ab initio" PPL (private pilot license) flight training. Below is a list of the flight briefings and air exercises you will be doing.
Although you will receive a flight briefing before every flight, it can speed up your training if you read up on the exercise beforehand.
PPL Exercise No.
|1e||Ground emergency drills|
|2||Preparation for and action after flight|
|4||Effects of controls|
|6||Straight and level|
|12||Take-off & circuit|
|13||Approach and landing|
|12 & 13E||Circuit emergencies|
|14||First Solo Flight|
|16||Forced landing without power|
|18a||Navigation Low Level|
|18b||Navigation High Level|
The following illustrates an example of how to fill in your pilot log book.
The examples shown are for an EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) compliant logbook, in accordance with FCL.050, FCL.1080 approved format.
Note: the EASA FCL.050 logbook template is the same as the CAP804 template for the UK CAA.
PPL students can add in the 'Remarks and Endorsements' column, for example, 'Ex. 4, 5, 5E' or 'Ex. 12, 13'