A Recreational Pilot Certificate is the first step in learning to fly. Recreational Aviation Australia (RA Aus) is the national body which issues Recreational Pilot Certificates.
RA-Aus training consists of a number of areas in which you need to be competent.
Anyone can start learning to fly.at any age, however in order to pilot the aircraft on your own, and fly solo, you must be 15 years old.
No. However, if you are over the age 75 you will require a Doctors Certificate indicating that you are fit to drive a car and therefor an aircraft.
We follow the RAA Syllabus and extend this with helpful videos & books. There are many different types out there so we will guide you through choosing what is appropriate for your flight training.
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.
The weight limit for the RA aircraft is 110kg.
Consisting of the learning the fundamental basics of preparing and flying an aircraft
There are 5 major exams to complete your pilot certificate. Starting with the pre-solo exam.
The other advantage of the Recreational Pilot Certificate is that you do not require an Aviation medical. If you are fit enough to drive a vehicle you are fit enough to fly a recreational Aircraft. You can start learning at any age but cannot go solo until you are fifteen years of age.
While the minimum hours is 20 hours to obtain your pilot certificate most individuals obtain their certificate within 25 to 30 hours.
Because flight training is competency based the duration of the flight can vary depending on the students capability. See our ‘Specials’ for part-time and fulltime students.