Recreational Pilot Licence
The Adventure begins!
You are about to enter one of the most exciting stages of personal achievement.
Whether you are looking for a new challenge, excitement, a start to a career in aviation, or fulfilling a dream then obtaining a Pilot Licence can fulfill all of these.
This package will inform you of the requirements needed to attain your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL). For a detailed explanation of costs please contact us.
What does my RPL licence allow me to do?
Your RPL allows you to fly light single engine aircraft as the pilot-in-command without supervision during daylight hours. While there are some limitations, you decide when and where you want within a 25 NM radius of your departure airport.
How will I be trained?
The RPL is the first step to getting your Private Pilots Licence. Normally you will start in Cessna 152 (a 2 seat training aircraft) but there are other aircraft available.
The minimum time to complete this phase is 25 hours.
• You will learn all the basics of aircraft handling from take-off to landing, standard and non standard procedures, emergency procedures and all the associated theory.
• The theory covered includes aeroplane general knowledge, aerodynamics and rules of the air. On completion of the theory training, you will sit your Recreational Pilot Licence Theory Exam (RPLA).
Flying solo – a flight that every pilot remembers.
After approximately 10-15 hours of dual flight training with an instructor, you should be ready for your first solo flight.
The remaining hours for your Recreational Pilot Licence are completed as dual flying and solo flying.
At the completion of training, you may take an optional test – known as the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL). When you obtain your RPL, you’ll be able to take friends flying but you will be restricted to flying within a designated boundary, which is shown to you during your training.
How long will all this take?
This depends entirely on you. If you can attend a full-time theory course along with integrated flying schedule, you can complete your licence in about 6 to 10 weeks. Most people learn on a part-time basis, which takes 4 to 5 months.
For the theory component of your course, you may choose to purchase a self-study package and study the theory yourself or attend a theory class conducted by Air Australia. Theory classes are available during the day or in the evening, depending on your requirements. Your instructor can help you in this area.
Who will teach me?
You will be placed with two of our highly trained and motivated instructors who will guide you through your training.
If you already know someone who teaches here and you would like to fly with them, advise us prior to commencement and we will arrange for you to fly with that instructor.