Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP)

What does the RPP allow you to do…

The holder of a recreational pilot permit may, under day VFR conditions, act as pilot-in-command of a single engine aircraft that is not a high-performance aeroplane and seats a maximum of four persons.  No more than one passenger is to be carried on board and flights are limited to Canadian Airspace with a Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP).

  • It is easily upgradeable to the Private Pilot License (PPL).
  • Fly for the fun of it!
  • Fly any four-place airplane with one passenger in Canada.
  • Operate an Aircraft Only During Daylight Hours
  • * Operate only Non-High Performance Aircraft

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Although Ground School is technically not required by the Canadian Air Regulations, we strongly recommend attendance to at least 20 hours of our Ground School Classes.  The pilot must be proficient in Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and Aeronautical General Knowledge.  A Transport Canada Flight and Written Test are also required.
Training is at the student’s pace and convenience.  The course will generally take approximately 4 weeks if full time, 3 months if part time (2 lessons per week).

RPP Prerequisites

  • 16 years of age.
  • Class 4 medical. Obtained from your family doctor.

RPP Requirements

  • A minimum of 25 hours of flight training including:
  • 15 hours dual (with Instructor)
  • 5 hours solo
  • Although ground school is not required, we suggest at least 20 hours ground school.
  • Includes instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and Aeronautical General knowledge.
  • A Transport Canada Flight and Written Test are also required.
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How fast can I get it done?

Training is at the student’s pace and convenience. The course will take a minimum of 4 weeks if full time, 3 months if part time (2-3 lessons a week).

What is the Cost?

Scroll down for minimum requirements and cost estimates for obtaining a Recreational Pilot Permit with Professional Flight Centre.

Transport Canada Required Minimums for Recreational Pilot Permit:

C152 Dual Training – 20 Hours @ $183.00 $3660.00
C152 Solo Training – 5 Hours @ $124.00 $620.00
Ground School Kit $275.00
Ground School with Manual $400.00
$4955.00

Incidental Fees:

Initial Transport Canada Category 4 Medical Exam $100.00
Transport Canada Written Exam Fee $150.00
Flight Test Examiner Fee $250.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee $55.00
Permit AP Fee $35.00
Total Incidental Fees ($CAD): $590.00
Total course estimate for the Recreational Pilot Permit: $5545.00

NOTE:
* Although ground school is not required, we suggest at least 20 hours ground school.
* Includes instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and Aeronautical General knowledge.
These prices do not include applicable taxes & fuel surcharges. The above estimate is based on Transport Canada minimums, any additional training required to meet standards will be billed at the posted rates.
All prices are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD). For conversion rates to your local currency click here.