Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane
The Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is designed for people who want to complete their training in the shortest timeframe 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)
At TylAir Aviation Ltd. we strongly believe that the student should be aware of the actual flying hours involved in attaining a Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP)
Realistic training hours:
20 hours dual flight instruction
05 hours solo flight instruction
8 hours ground briefing
50 hours Ground School
Transport Canada written exam
Transport Canada Flight Test
Recreational Pilot Permit Program 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.
The actual training hours would vary based on individual progress or needs.
Our aircraft rates for local students is $180per hour and Instruction rates are $55per hour. These rates do not include taxes.
Effective as of: May 22, 2017 (Prices are subject to change without notice)