Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane
The Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is designed for people who want to complete their training in the shortest time-frame in order to fly small aircraft with a maximum of one passenger.
The RPP differs from the Private Pilot License in that it is only a permit, not a license. As such, there are some very specific limitations.
Act as Pilot-in-Command under day visual flight rules (VFR) in Canada only may carry no more than one passenger in a single engine aeroplane
that is designed to carry a maximum of 4 persons
25 hours of flight time, including a minimum of:
15 hours of dual instruction, including 2 hours of cross-country flight time
5 hours solo flight time
An applicant shall hold a category 4 medical certificate valid for a Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP).
Ground School Training:
An applicant applying for the RPP does not require an approved ground school, however, it is strongly recommended that the student enrolls in our Private Pilot / Recreational Ground School course. This course consists of a series of lectures aimed at fully preparing the student for not only the required Transport Canada examinations but also a safe and satisfying time in the world of aviation. The subjects dealt with include Air Law, Aeronautics, Navigation, Meteorology etc. Individual instruction will be given as required. A home study course is available with individual tutoring.
A Transport Canada written exam is required
You must obtain a minimum of 60% in each of the following mandatory areas:
Successfully complete a Recreational or Private Pilot flight test to Transport Canada standards.
Students may enroll at anytime and commence flight training at their convenience; however, ground school timetables will be established and published for varied times.
No minimum age to take lessons. Students must be at least 14 years of age to solo. A recreational pilot must be at least 16 years of age to hold the permit.
An applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or a person admitted into Canada with a valid Visa.
An applicant must be able to read exam questions and write the answers in either English or French, without assistance.
Minimum flying hours to meet Transport Canada requirements:
15 hours dual flight instruction
10 hours solo flight instruction
6 hours ground briefing (estimated)
Note: Recreational Pilot Permit Program is Transport Canada approved but does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, BC. As such, the registrar of PTIB did not review this program.