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Recreational Pilot Licence - RPL(A)

The Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is the first step of your piloting journey. In this course you will learn the basics of controlling an aeroplane, executing procedures and the theory of flight.

Our experienced and friendly team of instructors will guide you to becoming a true professional. We pride ourselves on our teams diverse skill sets, and our approach to the safety and education of our students.

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Course Overview

A Recreational Pilot is able to travel up to 25 nautical miles from their departure airport. For those looking to further their aviation career, the RPL is also the gateway licence needed before moving onto other flight skills such as long distance Navigation. The RPL is a prerequisite for the Private and Commercial Pilot Licences

This course can be done at your own pace - from full time to one day a week. Our instructors can tailor a personalised program that gives you maximum value for money and an enjoyable learning experience balancing both theory and practical elements.

For more detailed information including costs and requirements, download the Sydney Flight Training RPL Brochure.

Course Outline

  • 25 hours dual flying

  • 5 hours solo flying

  • In-house exams for Pre-Solo, Pre-Area Solo and Radio Telephony Operation

  • CASA RPL(A) Theory Exam

  • English Language Proficiency Assessment

  • Theory Briefings

  • Pre-Flight Briefings

  • RPL(A) Flight Test

For CASA information on the RPL Licence, head to the CASA website.

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