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Available NOW

Update 25 February 2022

Our brand new PPL Human Factors online course is now available. Our content rich course is packed with multichoice questions, over 170 pages and illustrated with over 160 media items. This course is comprehensive, yet content targeted to teach you every single syllabus item required by NZCAA. Available NOW in our monthly PPL Gold Subscription for no extra cost. 

PPL courses now available in your monthly PPL Gold Subscription.

PPL Air Law (A)

PPL Meteorology (A+H)

PPL Human Factors (A+H)


Bonus courses - included in your monthly PPL Gold Subscription for NO extra cost.

Basic Turbine Knowledge (BTK)

Thunderstorms - micro course 


These PPL courses are now available in our monthly PPL Gold Subscription. Access ALL of our PPL online courses and only pay one recurring monthly fee - for as long as you need. Cancel anytime. Learn more about our subscriptions HERE.

Our online New Zealand PPL courses are progressively being rolled out during 2020 - starting with PPL Air Law (A).

Like our ATPL online courses, our new PPL courses have all been professionally developed to maximise learning outcomes, while reducing the cost of training. Many new student pilots choose to self study PPL subjects, rather than paying high ground course fees at flight training organisations. At ATPLOnline, we provide the very best professional online PPL courses - fully supported via our Learner Help Desk, where you can get in touch with our course developers if you need any course assistance. View our PPL courses now.

Our technical PPL courses have been developed by B737 pilots, who were also NZ flight instructors. They also completed their PPL and CPL training in New Zealand, so understand the challenges and rewards of learning to fly in the New Zealand aviation jurisdiction.

Being operational commercial pilots, our course developers give real world commercial turboprop and jet insights throughout our PPL courses - giving both context, experience and motivation for those learning to fly.

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Click this link to register your interest now in our PPL, CPL and IR courses and we will let you know when they are available.


FAQ'S - Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Will you be releasing all New Zealand PPL courses online?

Yes. We are progressively rolling these out from late 2020.

Are all of your PPL courses self study?

Yes, however we are more of a hybrid theory course provider. While our courses are self study, we provide a dynamic Learner Help Desk (LHD) where you can post questions to us, interact with other students and search past questions and responses from our theory course developers. Our LHD is used a lot by our students - which means there is a lot of incredibly useful information already available.

What is the cost of the PPL courses?

All our PPL courses can be accessed for a single recurring monthly subscription fee. See the course catalog for details. We have been delivering our courses for several years based on the subscription model. Feedback from our students has been great. Maximum flexibility and cost effective. Cancel anytime. There is no doubt this is one of the most cost effective PPL study options in New Zealand. View our PPL courses now.

How long will it take me to complete the PPL courses?

Depends on your study schedule. Some student pilots can complete all PPL courses in 2-3 weeks full time study. Others choose a more leisurely part time approach and will complete them within 2-4 months. Take as little or as much time as you like.

I'm still at high school. Can I start your online PPL theory courses while I'm still at school?

Absolutely! In fact, we think it is the perfect time to start your PPL theory studies. Take some time over your school holidays during the year, or the Christmas break and get stuck in. Get ahead before you complete school. We are here to support you - so please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Can I use the student loan scheme to pay for your online PPL courses?

No. We strongly recommend you save any student loan funding you may have for the practical flight training components at your flying school.The cost of hiring training aircraft can be expensive, but your theory courses do NOT need to be.

So, what about online CPL and IFR courses - will you be releasing them too?

Yes. Our course developers are currently working hard to launch all the CPL and IR courses as well. 

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Click this link to register your interest now in our PPL, CPL and IR courses and we will let you know when they are available.


Got a question?

Send an email to us at: , give us a call on (09) 889-2135, or send us a WhatsApp message using the QR code.

We are very responsive and will get back to you ASAP.