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Flying Lesson







NOK Aviation - Pilot Training School


      • Certified technical training for Thai PPL
      • Aircraft maintenace
      • Hangarage
      • IFR training
      • Night rating
      • Tailwheel conversion
      • Mountain flying
      • Glider operations
      • Banner towing
      • Hospitality




Steps in obtaining your PPL


  • Obtain your Student Pilot Licence (SPL). This requires an aptitude test and a medical.
  • Ground Training - undertake approved technical course. (Self study is required also.)
  • Practical flight training under the supervision of our flying instructors. (This includes a minimum of 10 hours solo and cross country flights to qualify)
  • Private Pilot Licence technical exams - 7 subjects - see below
  • Final general flight test (GFT) with Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) examiner.





� A student may begin training at any age. There is no upper age limit (subject to medical)

� A student must be at least 18 years old before the first solo flight

� A student must be at least 18 years old before a licence will be granted



� A student/pilot must hold a valid Class II or higher medical certificate

� Renewable every 5 years up to age 40

� Every 12 months from age 40


Ground Examinations. 75% pass in each of the following multi-choice exams:

� Air law

� Aircraft general knowledge

� Flight performance and planning

� Human performance and limitations

� Meteorology

� Navigation

� Radio communication


Flight experience (minimum)

� 60 hours total flight time comprising at least:

� 35 hours dual instruction

� 20 hours solo instruction

� 5 hours solo cross-country



  • SEP (Single engine Piston) Class Rating:  Valid for 2 years.  For revalidation, pilot must have flown 12 hours in the second year, of which 6 must be P1, and 12 take-offs and landings, and complete a minimum 1 hour training flight with an instructor. Alternatively, a proficiency check with an examiner may be flown in the last 3 months of rating validity.  Should the rating lapse, a skills test must be flown with an examiner. If operating on a foreign licence with a Thai endorsement then validation is dependent upon medical expiry date.
  • MEP (Multi engine Piston) Class Rating:  Valid for 12 months. For revalidation, pilot must have flown 10 sectors of minimum 15 min cruise, and fly a proficiency check with an examiner.  Should the rating lapse, a skills test must be flown with an examiner.
  • Day/Night VFR solo - none.
  • Day VFR with passengers -  3 T/O & landings within 90 days.
  • Night VFR with passengers - 3 T/O & landings within 90 days , of which one must be at night.  Touch and go landings are acceptable.



Nok Aviation courses are approved by DCA and comply with ICAO procedures



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* All new foreign pilots who wish to apply for Thai PPL licence should complete our International Pilot Application Form which will help speed up DCA processing for issue of SPL - This form will be sent to all applicants registering for our membership.


Warning - Flying is addictive!


Skills needed


The skills can be readily mastered by anyone willing to devote a little effort to it. Our high quality training comprises a ground study program and a flight program. The principles learned on the ground are assimilated in the flight program so that you, the student pilot, will always be comfortably aware of the consequences of each of your actions, or inactions. Each lesson in the air program entails flight time of about one hour plus pre-flight and post-flight briefings.

The study program, though broad-ranging, does not require any particular educational qualification. It covers - in general terms - the mechanics of flight, the forces acting on an aircraft in various stages of flight, the atmosphere and aviation meteorology, aircraft instruments and avionics, navigation principles and practice, air law and engine handling.


During your hours of flight training you will progress through the following flight exercises.

Exercise No:

1. Familiarisation with the aeroplane

1E. Emergency drills

2. Preparation for and action after flight

3. Air experience

4. Effects of controls

5. Taxying

5E. Taxying emergencies

6. Straight and level flight

7. Climbing

8. Descending

9. Turning

10A. Slow flight

10B. Stalling

11. Spin avoidance

12. Take-off and climb to down-wind position

13. Circuit, approach and landing

12/13E. Emergencies (on take-off/landing)

14. First solo

15. Advanced turning

16. Forced landing without power

17. Precautionary landings

18A. Navigation


For details on our pilot training courses contact us...




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