Recreational Pilot Licence
Phase 1 of the Private Pilot Licence.
During this Phase you will learn “How to Fly” the aircraft and undertake flight sequences like, Straight & Level Flight, Medium Turns, Climbing and Descending, Climbing & Descending turns, Circuits (take off and landing) and a number of other aircraft handling skills.
To obtain an RPL, you must be at least 16 years old and have:
- a current medical certificate—this may be either Class 1 or 2, or a recreational aviation medical practitioner’s certificate (RAMPC) (note that there are conditions on the number of passengers you can carry if you hold a RAMPC)
- 25 hours flight time comprising 20 hours dual and five hours solo
- passed an aeronautical exam for the associated category rating (in this case you will need to pass the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge exam)
- passed a flight test.
RPL holders can carry passengers and are limited to:
- flying no more than 25nm from the aerodrome where the flight began, the designated training area, or a direct route between the two
- day VFR private operations in a single engine aircraft with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 1500kg.
After attaining a RPL you may add a navigation endorsement or continue training towards the issue of a Private Pilot Licence. (PPL)
The test will be conducted by an Approved Testing Officer of the CASA to whom you must demonstrate your ability to competently manage the aircraft in all the basic phases of flight.
After attaining an RPL you may add a navigation endorsement or continue training towards the issue of a Private Pilot Licence.
Theory Examinations Required
- Pre-Solo Air Legislation
- Flight Radio Operators Licence
- Pre-Area Solo Theory
- Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
Estimated Cost* Piper Warrior PA-28
NOTE: The flying hours and costs outlined above are in accordance with our syllabus of training which meets CASA minimum standards. It is usual however for students to require some additional flight training to meet the required competency for the Flight Test. Therefore this is NOT a formal quote but an indication of costs. The required hours will depend on individual student ability and frequency of training (it is best not to leave large gaps between your training flights)
In addition to the above, there are a number of other items that will be required including:
- CASA Medical approximately: $300.00
- Headset $300.00 to $1000.00
- Moorabbin Airport Access Card $30.00
- Aviation Security ASIC Card: $220.00 (Approximate price: not mandatory, but recommended)
- Logbook: $25.00
- Maps, Charts, Text Books for Self study of Theory Examinations app: $600.00.
Prices are subject to change and are plus GST if applicable. Students enrolled in an Integrated or RTO course are NOT required to pay GST
All Landing and Towers fees excluding Ayers Rock, Essendon, Avalon and Capital City Primary Airports are included in the estimate.*