Flight Training Course Outlines and Requirements
Course Outline and Requirements
The Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is ideal for someone who wishes to complete their training in the shortest time-frame in order to fly ultralight airplanes as well as fixed wing airplanes with up to 4 seats.
This permit comes with a few specific restrictions:
❖ The holder of this permit is restricted to flying aircraft with up to a maximum of four (4) seats and yet only be able to carry a maximum of one (1) passenger at a time.
❖ The permit holder is restricted to flying during daylight hours and only within Canada.
❖ The only rating that can be added is a landplane (wheels) or a seaplane (floats) rating.
Flight time from a RPP can be counted towards a Private Pilot License (PPL) and remove some of the restrictions either directly or by means of an additional rating.
- Must be at least 16 years of age on the date of issue of the Permit.
- Training for this may be obtained prior to the 16th birthday.
- A valid Category 4 (or higher) medical is required to be obtained prior to, or immediately upon commencement of ground or flight training.
- Ground school is not a requirement for the RPP. Self-study to prepare for the written exam is allowed. However, we strongly recommend that the student undertake the Private Pilot ground school to help understand the fundamentals and prepare better for the written exam.
- Successfully complete the Transport Canada written exam for either the Recreational Pilot Permit (RPPAE) or for the Private Pilot License (PPAER).
- A minimum of 25 hours of flight training in airplanes, including:
o A minimum of 15 hours of dual instruction including a minimum of 2 hours of dual cross-country
o A minimum of 5 hours of solo flight time
- Successfully complete a Transport Canada flight test to either the Recreational Pilot Permit standards or the Private Pilot License standards.