Recreational Pilot License

Recreational Pilot Permit

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Recreational Pilot License

Requirements For Admission

Age: minimum of 16 years old

Licence Requirement

Medical Fitness: Medical Category 1, 3 or 4
Knowledge: minimum of 60 percent (60%) in the overall written (RPPAE), or Private Pilot

  • Licence – Aeroplane (PAPER) Experience

Experience: 25 hours of total recreational pilot flight training under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor rating – airplane in airplanes operating with a Certificate of Airworthiness.

  • The flight training shall include a minimum of:
    1.  15 hours dual instruction flight time, including a minimum of 2 hours cross-country flight time, and
    2.  5 hours solo flight time.


Within the 12 months preceding the date of application for the permit, an applicant shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an airplane

Estimated Cost

Course Description Transport Canada requires:

  • Minimum Flight Time:
  • 25 hours including the following:
  • Dual Flying (with instructor) 15 hours
  • Cross Country (Dual) 2 hours
  • Solo flying 5 hours
Estimated Course Fee Structure
Ground School

Hours: 10 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $15.00/hr
Total: $ 150.00

Dual Flying

Hours: 15 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $235.00/hr
Total: $ 3525.00

Solo Flying

Hours: 10 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $165.00/hr
Total: $ 1650.00

Ground Briefing

Hours: 10 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $70.00/hr
Total: $ 700.00

TOTAL for RPP $ 6,025.00

These prices based on Cessna 152

These prices are approximate and based on minimum Transport Canada requirements. The length of training depends on a number of factors and costs will vary accordingly. Prices plus tax where applicable. Aircraft costs will fluctuate based on fuel prices.


If any student exceeds these requirements due to their performance, the student will  pay extra for any additional training. Any additional training will be charged at the same hourly rates as mentioned above.

The students must undergo Written Test and Flight Test for Recreational Pilot Licence. The cost of these exams and tests will be borne by the student. An approximate of $550 CAD for the written and the flight test.

All Prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). The above Prices do not include Taxes.

If you have previous flight experience, then these records should be traceable and acceptable to Transport Canada and will be credited subject to Transport Canada rules and regulations.

For Medical:

For Licence requirements:

This program doesn’t requires approval from Private Training Institution Branch.