Private Pilot License Training

Training is for zero-flight-experience cadets. In accordance with regulations in 61.129 CCAR-61-R1 and training program, we offer tailored curriculum based on the real conditions of the cadets. Single–engine Cirrus SR20 is used and we offer you 83-hour ground theory training, 56-hour flight training. Cadets are required to master the basic flying techniques of takeoff, landing and traffic pattern, and the knowledge of aircraft, engine, and different kinds of airborne facilities. We will apply for PPL for cadets and help them accomplish related courses and acquire aviation knowledge and flight techniques.



Standard Curriculum (Follow CCAR regulations and flight training program)

1.       Ground theory course 83 hours

2.       Flight training 56 hours (local flight training and cross-country included)



PPL   ground theory training

1.         Basic aviation knowledge 

Familiarize with   basic airplane structure, performance and control methods.

Familiarize with   weight and balance, and concept of preventing stalling

Identify   weather conditions, and master the basic methods of navigation

Understand requirements   and limitations of CCAR regulations on PPL

Familiarize with   functions, controls and limitations of airplanes, engines and airborne   facilities

Achieve 80 or   above in exam. (Full marks 100)

PPL flight training

1.         Instructing flight

Master control   and use of airplane, engine and airborne facilities

Master VFR   flight

Grasp basic   flight techniques of takeoff and landing during the day

Correctly judge   and deal with special situations

Reach 4 during   exams (full marks 5)

2.       Ground review

Airplane   performance and its performance limitations

CRM and use of   cockpit facilities

Use of   airplane external checklist

Use of   airplane interior checklist

Methods of   engine start, engine running, and shutdown

Taxiing method   and requirements

Traffic   pattern and the procedure

Emergency   situation dealing (use of emergency checklists)

Achieve 80 or   above in exam. (Full marks 100)

2.       Solo

Correct use of   checklists and engine start, run and shutdown procedure

Master use of   radio and radio telephony

Control and   use of mechanical equipments

Grasp taxiing   method.

Master flight   techniques of takeoff, climb, turn, level flight, descend, route   establishment, VFR, landing and correct procedures of dealing with   emergencies.




Qualification of Cadets:

1.Chinese above 17.

2.Have good moral character. Above high school academic level.
  3. Be able to listen, read, speak and write in Chinese.
  4.Obtain certain English skills. No accent or spasmophemia affecting radio telephony.
  5. Hold valid CAAC class I or II medical certificate.



1.Fill in application form.

2.Medical check in aviation hospitals

3.Tailored training curriculum

4.Conduct training in accordance with CCAR regulations

5.Theory exams and flight tests

6.Obtain PPL




CAAC will issue a PPL.






Training Baese

Astro Air offers three PPL training bases. They are Beijing Badaling Airport, Zhejiang Zhoushan-Putuoshan Airport and Guangdong Luoding Airport. (The three training bases operate and enroll cadets independently. Astro Air will arrange all the things for you.)



Beijing Badaling Airport

Beijing Badaling Airport is located in Badaling, Yanqing, Beijing, adjacent to the famous Great Wall and Guanting reservoir. The airport is 60 km, 40 minutes by car to the Beijing City. There is a runway of 800m*30m, a concrete apron of 12,000 square meters.  A 3,000 square meters terminal, 900 square meters hanger and 650 square meters maintenance workshop and 1,000 square meters dormitory are in the airport.   


Zhejiang Zhoushan-Putuoshan Airport

The airport lies in the Zhujiajian Island, to the south of Zhoushan Island. It is only 1.2 km to the famous harbor Shen Jiamen. It is only 10 minutes by car from airport to Putuo Mountain. Airport elevation is 1.8 m, PCN 53. Runway is 2500 m. The apron is 52,000 square meters and can accommodate 8 middle and small sized aircrafts. Until now, the airport has routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and so on. You can reach the airport within 2-4 hours by car from Zhejiang or Shanghai.


Guangdong Luoding Airport

Luoding Airport is located in Shahaogang Village, Sulong Street, Luoding City. Until now, there is no scheduled flight in the airport. Now Luoding-Yangjiang-Zhuhai low altitude route is established. The airport is 7.5 km to downtown and is managed by Luoding Aviation Service Company. It is mainly used for training, industry and agriculture. The runway is 2.5 km long and 3B.


Cadets enrolling and Contacts

1.Course starts at December 2013.
2.Contact us by 0755-23451213/23451229 or through



The Cirrus SR20 is equipped with parachute system, which greatly enhances the safety.


On 12th May, a training airplane of CAFUC made a forced landing in Xin’an, Luoyang City. Thanks to the parachute system in SR20, no death reported.

It has been a controversial issue over whether small airplane should be equipped with parachute. It was because of the parachute system that no one was dead in the accident. Most of the light airplanes are not equipped with parachute system. There has always been voice in the aviation field that light and ultra light airplanes bear good takeoff and landing performance, and have good gliding performance. There is no need to equip the parachute on the airplanes for they can land safely on the road or other even surface due to perfect gliding performance.

Persons without parachute training can get hurt. Some airplane, like SR20, changed the design of equipping the parachute to persons but to the airplane. In case of accident, the risks of being dead or getting hurt decreased by the parachute system.

SR20 can accommodate four passengers with its unique CAPS, which can help to save lives of crew member and passengers in case of emergency.