You can upgrade from your Recreational Aviation (RA) Licence to your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) at our Sunshine Coast Flying School.
A Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is the starting point for your pilot training. Whether you are training for fun or for a career in aviation, the Recreational Pilot Licence will be your first milestone. After that, you can go on to get your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or even your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).
The RPL program will teach you basic flying techniques including climbing and descending, take-off and landing, dealing with emergencies etc. Every flight lesson will start with a classroom briefing on the techniques before they’re put into practice. You’ll need to pass several theory exams as well as complete practical flight training.
With a Recreational Pilot Licence, you’ll be able to fly as a Pilot in Command of a single engine aircraft up to 1500 kgs, and within a boundary of 25 nautical miles from the departed airport.
Currently anyone at any age can start learning to fly. However in order to Pilot the aircraft on your own, you must be 15 years old.
Yes, for a RPL/PPL Licence you will be required to have a Class 2 medical that is renewed bi-annually.
We follow the Part 61 Syllabus outlined by CASA and extend this with helpful Videos & Books. We recommend Bob Tait Theory or the Aviation Theory Centre for study material.
Flight training duration is entirely up to you. Because the majority of the training is competency based some are able to complete the training faster then others. However, it’s not how fast you do the training but how well trained you are.