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Additions To The Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

What extra ratings you can plug into your PPL

You have the turd-brown PPL license in hand, and you're feeling pretty happy with yourself. But how can you make your already demi-god like powers of aviation even more awesome? Simple - get some additional ratings, and wither your wallet some more!

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Briefest of overviews

It's not cheap, this flying malarky, so make sure that you do actually need whatever additional ratings you choose to acquire.

There are three main areas that you can add on to from your basic PPL. Currently, you can only fly during the day, during nice weather, and in a single engined aircraft. If you want to fly at night, you can get the night qualification. If you want to fly in instrument conditions, you can get the instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) rating. If you want to fly in a multi engined aircraft (which paradoxically you will be flying mainly single enginedly in your training), then you can get the multi engine rating. Enginedly is a verb, right?

As you can see, it is an extremely complex subject to get your head around.

Multi engined, in bad weather, at night