Recreational Pilot Program

Course Fee 

Recreational Pilot Program

Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) 

The best way to get started in aviation


RPP Prerequisites

  • 16 years old

  • A medical certificate category 1 or 3 delivered by a civil aviation medical examiners or  category 4 delivered by your family physician

  • To do your medical click here.


RPP Privilege

  • Fly for fun in a certified airplane, a home built aircraft or an ultralight

  • Fly by day only, anywhere in Canada, with one passenger

  • Add a float rating to your permit

The Recreational Permit is perfect if you want the first step in aviation. It is ideal if you want to buy your own little airplane and fly alone most of the time. The RPP also allows you to bring one passenger aboard to share the unique experience of flying.  Except for a float rating, you will not be able to add endorsements such as a night or instrument rating. But if you want to upgrade later on, your experience will count toward the requirements for a Private Pilot License.​

RPP Requirements

  • Ground School: Not mandatory but we recommend to study the 40hour ground school in order to get the basic knowledge all pilots should have.

  • Flight training time
    25 hours total time including:
            - 5 hours solo
            - 15 hours dual
              (including 2 h of dual cross country)

  • Written test (60% pass mark):  i) Air Law ii) Navigation iii) Meteorology iv) Aeronautics General knowledge

  •   Flight test

****Those requirements are the minimums set by transport Canada to pass the flight test. On average, students need around 35 hours total time to be ready.****


Minimum Flight Hours: 25 Hours

Cost Breakdown


**The costs laid out in this information package are based on the minimum requirements set out by Transport Canada. The average individual may not complete the chosen license or rating in the minimum time required. Some factors that affect the cost of this course include an individual's ability as well as the frequency of the lessons.