Recreational Pilot Course
The Recreational Pilot Permit is a great start to pilot training and an amazing head start towards your PPL. Also excellent if you enjoy flying locally! Privileges of the Recreational Permit include basking in the sun during day VFR Flights (within Canada) with a non-high performance single engine aircraft (land or seaplane) with a maximum of four seats and one passenger.
- 25 hours total time
- 15 hours dual instruction
- 5 hours solo time
- Radio License Exam and license
- PSTAR completed
- Pre-flight test
- Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required
For the Recreational Pilot Permit there is current no ground school requirement for issuance of a Recreational Pilot Permit; however, successful completion of the Transport Canada written test is still a requirement. It is strongly recommended to complete a minimum of 40 hours ground school (topics incl: Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge.) A student can complete the PPL written exam and Flight Test initially if they would like to upgrade to a PPL later.