Some students choose to achieve the RPL prior to achieving their PPL. Pilots who have their RPL may:

  • Fly solo in the circuit area or the designated training area with only one passenger
  • Fly only Day VFR private operations in a single engine aircraft.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have at least 25 hours flight time which must include 5 solo hours
  • Pass an RPL theory exam
  • Pass a flight test;
  • Have a current Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner Certificate
  • Be at least 16 years of age.