Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to become a private pilot?

    This is definitely one of the most asked questions. The problem in predicting the costs of pilot training is that there are many variables involved: knowledge capablities of the student pilot, the frequency of training (your availability and that of the aircraft/instructor, weather), etc. A good approximation of the amount you should set aside is around €10.000. This can of course be spread over the whole duration of the training (+- 2 years).
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  • How can I tell if I am suitable for training?

    Everyone can learn to fly. We recommend that before committing yourself to a complete PPL course, you take an introductory flying lesson. In this way you will be able to see whether you like flying.
  • Is there a medical test and can I wear glasses?

    In order to qualify for a PPL you need to be over the age of seventeen, although you can take lessons earlier. There is no upper age limit, as long as you meet the medical requirements which are not excessively stringent. Glasses can be worn and do not prevent a prospective pilot from flying. Although a medical exam (class 2) only has to be performed before the first solo flight we encourage people to do this before or as soon as possible after the commencement of their training.
  • What are the privileges of a private pilots license?

    Once gained, your PPL will enable you to fly single engine piston aircraft. You may carry your family and friends on flights worldwide (non-commercial operations). Later you may wish to add further qualifications to your licence, i.e. a Night Rating, Multi-engine or an Instrument Rating.

Sabena Aeroclub

  • Near Brussels, heart of Europe
  • High-quality, professional training
  • Multilanguage & international
  • Friendly & personal atmosphere

Our Location


Our home base is Grimbergen, only 15 km away from Belgium's capital city and Brussels National Airport.