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!

Aeronautical Experience: 40 Hours (8 Months)

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

Exercise Flying Hours(Min Requirements) Logging Remarks
General Flying 30 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 40 P-1/P-3/Solo May include upto 5 hours on an Approved simulator.
*As per Appendix "E" to ANO 90.011

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:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Radiotelephony

Private Pilot's License Cost Estimate*

Estimated Cost

Description Amount Notes
Club Membership PKR 25,000 One time payment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 6,000 Subscription for 1 year @ PKR 500 per month.
Ground School PKR 265,000 One time payment.
Student Kit PKR 59,000 One time payment.
Flight Training** PKR 660,000 Pay hourly when you begin the flight training portion of the course. No lump sum required.
Total Estimated Cost PKR 1,015,000 Excluding security deposit, CAA medical, licenseing and examination fees.
Due Upon Enrollment PKR 355,000 Excluding security deposit.
*This is based on the minimum number of hours required by the CAA to earn a Private Pilot’s License within an integrated course. Students who do not complete the course within the stipulated amount of time automatically go into a “Modular Course” category and will have to undergo additional flying training as per CAA requirements.

Payment Schedule

Description Amount Payment Schedule
Club Membership PKR 25,000 One time. Due upon enrollment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 6,000 Subscription for 1 year @ PKR 500 per month.
Ground school PKR 265,000 One time. Due upon enrollment.
Student Kit PKR 59,000 One time. Due upon enrollment.
Flight Training PKR 660,000 Pay hourly when you begin the flight training portion of the course. No lump sum required.

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Aircraft Type Members Non-Members/Check Flights
Cessna 150 PKR 16,500 PKR 17,500
Cessna 152 PKR 17,000 PKR 18,000
Cessna 172 PKR 20,700 PKR 22,000
Diamond DA-40-D PKR 24,000 PKR 25,000

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.

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 18 years of age.
  • 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, however when possible we recommend a Class 1 medical certificate.
  • Pay the Membership, Ground School & student kit fee: PKR 355,000

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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