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Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP)

The Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is one of the most affordable ways to get into flying in Canada.  As a permit it is only valid for flying in Canada, and permits the pilot to fly up to a four seat aircraft with a single passenger.

  REQUIREMENTS
  • Age

    • 14 years to fly solo
    • 16 years for licensing

  • Medical Fitness

    • Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate

  • Knowledge

    • Minimum of 90% on the Pre-Solo Test of Air Regulations (PSTAR) Exam

    • Minimum of 40 hours of Ground School covering:
      • Canadian Aviation Regulations
      • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
      • Meteorology (Weather)
      • Airframes, Engines and Systems
      • Flight Instruments
      • Radio and Electronic Theory
      • Navigation
      • Flight Operations
      • Licensing Requirements
      • Human Factors, including pilot decision-making

    • Minimum of 60% on the Recreational Pilot Permit Aeroplane Exam (RPPAE) covering:
      • Air Law
      • Navigation
      • Meteorology
      • Aeronautics

  • Experience

    • Minimum of 25 hours total flight training time including:
      • 15 hours dual (with an instructor), including a minimum 2 hour cross-country
      • 5 hours solo

  • Skill

    • Successful completion of a flight test

  • More Information


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