The Karachi Aero Club’s “Individual Instruction” program will pair each student on a one-on-one basis with a dedicated instructor for ground school. You receive the benefit of personal attention as well as certain scheduling flexibility. We recommend the “Individual Instruction” program for busy working professionals who require classes at specific times.

Earning your Private Pilot’s License with the Karachi Aero Club is a great way to fly for fun on the weekends or whenever you want! Schedule a flight and act as pilot in command of one of our club airplanes or your own personal airplane whenever the mood strikes. Take your friends or family along for a scenic flight and explore the country from the air!

The definition of a Private Pilot is someone who flies for pleasure or personal business purposes. This means that you can be in command of an airplane for any non-commercial venture that you hold a rating for, like a Cessna 172 for example. One advantage of earing your Private Pilot’s License is that you may fly anytime you want, day or night, regulations permitting, and as long as the weather conditions allow you to fly by VFR (Visual Flight Rules). Another benefit if being able to fly with passengers. What better way to share the miracle of flight than to experience it with family or friends!

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Minimum Aeronautical Experience: 45 Hours

Prerequisite: FRTOL, Student Pilot's License, ELP Level 4, Class 2 Medical

Exercise Flying Hours(Min Requirements) Logging Remarks
General Flying 35 P-1/P-3/Solo At the discretion of CFI (General flying, Circuits, Cross country)
Solo 10 P-1 Including 5 hours of Solo X-Country with one cross country
totaling not less than 150 NM in the course of which two full
stop landings at different aerodromes shall be made.
Total Hours 45 P-1/P-3/Solo May include upto 5 hours on an Approved simulator.

Modular Program Estimated Cost**

Description Amount Notes
Club Membership PKR 50,000 One time payment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 12,000 Subscription for 1 year @ PKR 1,000 per month.
Ground School PKR 555,000 One time payment.
Student Kit PKR 90,000 One time payment.
Flying Session** PKR 1,867,000 Pay hourly when you begin the flight training portion of the course. No lump sum required.
Total Estimated Cost PKR 2,574,500 Excluding security deposit, CAA medical, licenseing and examination fees.
Due Upon Enrollment PKR 707,000 Excluding security deposit, CAA medical, licenseing and examination fees.
**This is based on the minimum number of hours required by the CAA to earn a Private Pilot’s License within a modular course.

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Aircraft Type Members Non-Members/Check Flights
Cessna 150 PKR 41,500 PKR 42,500
Cessna 152 PKR 42,500 PKR 43,500
Cessna 172 PKR 49,500 PKR 50,500

Flight Training costs are included in the estimated course cost. These rates are being published to help you further understand the breakdown of the Flight Training costs or for students who are required to fly extra hours based on CAA regulations. Rates are subject to change.

Aeronautical Knowledge

In order to earn your Private Pilot’s License, the CAA will require demonstration of adequate knowledge in the following subjects in the written examinations:

  1. Introduction & Orientation
  2. Ab-Initio - Maths & Physics
  3. Aircraft General Knowledge 1 - Airframes & Systems
  4. Principles of Flight
  5. Aircraft General Knowledge 2 – Electrics & Electronics
  6. Aircraft General Knowledge 3 - Powerplant
  7. Meteorology
  8. Flight Performance & Planning 1 – Mass & Balance
  9. Aircraft General Knowledge 4 - Instrumentation
  10. Flight Performance & Planning 2 - Performance
  11. General Navigation
  12. Human Performance & Limitations
  13. Air Law
  14. Operational Procedures
  15. Flight Performance & Planning 3 – Flight Planning & Monitoring
  16. Communications

Note: Ground School is approximately 8 weeks long.

Required Documents

  1. A copy of your CNIC/NICOP/CRC
  2. Passport Copy (Foreigners)
  3. 3Birth Certificate (Foreigners & O/A Level Students)
  4. Attested Matric Certificate or Equivalency Certificate
  5. 24 x Passport Size Pictures (Blue Background)
  6. 12 x 1x1 Size Pictures (Blue Background)
  7. Police Clearance Certificate (The club will assist with this)
  8. CAA Medical Certificate (The club will assist with this)
  9. Pay order for PKR 707,000 in the name of “The Karachi Aero Club (G) Limited” NTN Number: 2611732-7

Getting your Private Pilot’s License

In order to begin training for your Private Pilot’s License at the Karachi Aero Club, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age; 17 years of age to fly solo and be issued a license.
  • Have an educational qualification of at least Matric, or the equivalent.
  • Be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Obtain at least a Class 2 medical certificate from the CAA.
  • Pay the Membership, Ground School & student kit fee: PKR 707,000

The Karachi Aero Club is the subcontinent’s oldest flying institution and provides only the most professional flight training available. While attending our club you will undergo world-class instruction so you get the most up-to-date aviation education available. Your experience at the Karachi Aero Club will include both in-flight training and ground school where you will learn about the fundamentals of flight, emergency operations, CAA regulations, aviation weather and more flying essentials.

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