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Private Pilot


In Western countries such as the U.S., it is common to own a private pilot license and then rent or buy an aircraft to fly freely in the sky. With the regulations in Taiwan getting more open-minded for commercial airlines and private aircraft, the skycape of Taiwan is getting wider and wider.


Upon the establishment of Apex Flight Academy, we expect more locals to get their private pilot licenses and enjoy the beauty of Taiwan through their own hands and eyes.

Getting A Private Pilot License in Taiwan?

Apex Flight Academy has assembled a team of dedicated, experienced, and passionate professionals. Together, our team of flight instructors, maintenance crew, dispatch, and regulation specialists have built a safe and professional environment for flying, so that those who wanna learn to fly can have a world-class flying environment near their home, in the heart of Asia - Taiwan.

Course Contents

Apex Syllabus


CAA Requirements

82 hours

Ground School

35 hours

53 hours

Dual flight

35 hours

10 hours


10 hours

5 hours

Flight Simulator

No more than 5 hours

3 hours


3 hours


Night Flight

3 hours

14 hours


5 hours

68 hours

Total Flight Hour

40 hours

  1. Requirements: must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or equivalent

  2. English Proficiency: a TOEIC score of 650 or higher is recommended

  3. Medical Exam: CAA Class B certificate or higher

  4. Training Aircraft: Diamond Aircraft DA40NG

  5. Location: Flight School @ Taitung Fong Nian Airport (ICAO:RCFN/IATA:TTT)

  6. Ground Exam: Allowed upon completion of PPL ground school

  7. CHECK-RIDE: Allowed upon passing the PPL ground exam and ground oral check

I got my private pilot license! What's next?

Congratulations on getting your first aerial license! You must have been an outstanding pilot to have passed the exams!

However, a PPL does not allow you to fly in non-optimal weather conditions such as a cloudy day.


When there is low visibility in the sky, you will not be able to rely on landmarks on the ground. You must have an INSTRUMENT RATING add-on to your PPL to fly in such conditions!

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