Recreational Pilots Licence
Your first licence
The Basic Flying Training programme will take you from your first lesson through to your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL). This is a passenger carrying endorsement on your Student Licence and will allow you to take family and friends flying in the local flying training area.
This training is usually undertaken in either a Piper Warrior or Cessna 172.
Phase 1 – Training to First Solo
Flying Training– Effects of controls, straight and level, climbing, descending, turning, stalling, circuits, circuit emergencies. Typically 10 hour’s dual instruction.
Theory Training – Training to pass ‘PRE FIRST SOLO AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE’ examination. Either private study, TAFE or NSW Air ground school
First Circuit Solo Flight – In circuit area, you’ll never forget this one!
Phase II – Training to First Area Solo
Flying Training – Circuit solo consolidation, training area familiarisation, emergency landing procedures, advanced turning – 6 hours dual instruction & 4 hours solo flight
Theory Training – Training to pass ‘PRE AREA SOLO AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE’ examination. Either private study, TAFE or NSW Air ground school
First Area Solo Flight – in training area and you will find your own way home!
Phase III – Training to the RPL test
Flying Training – Advanced circuits, introductory instrument flying, bad visibility procedures, advanced emergency procedures. 9 hours dual instruction & 1 hour solo flight
Theory Training – Training to pass ‘BASIC AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE’ examination. Either private study, TAFE College or NSW Air ground school
RPL (Flight Test)
Approximate Costs to RPL
Pre Flight briefing – $80 per brief
Flight Training – 24 hrs dual @ $330/hr = $7920
6 hrs solo @ $330/hr = $1980
Flight Test 1 hr @ $260/hr = $260
Flight Test Fee = $370
Average training cost = $10,530*
*Prices are subject to change. This is estimate on the minimum hours as per CASA licence requirements. This price can vary depending on each student’s individual needs.