Pilot Certificate

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Recreational Pilot Certificate

A Recreational Pilot’s Certificate is the ideal starting point for pilot training. Starting your flight training in a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is the most efficient and cost effective route for learning to fly. Whether you’re training for fun or for a career in aviation, your Recreational Pilot Certificate should be your first goal.

The new legislation recognises the Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) as the equivalent to a Recreational Pilot Licence. The hours in a light sport aircraft count directly towards a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and towards a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). This makes RPA a great place to start.

RPA Official Certificate



Students often start with a Trial Instructional Flight. Once deciding to continue with training they need to apply for RA-Aus Membership. Student pilot membership is directly payable to RA-Aus. The membership covers monthly magazines, third party insurance and issuing Pilot Certificate. Membership is renewable annually $210.00. To fly, the Medical standard is equivalent to that required for a motor vehicle licence.



Students typically require between 20-30 hours of flight training to achieve their flying Certificate. A lesson will start with a classroom brief on the technique before practise in the air. After each lesson students will have a short debrief with their instructor. Once ready, students will be flight tested by the CFI.

Available Full time

Part time
Once a week takes 7 to 8 Months or as required.



There are several in house theory exams students must pass: Pre Solo, Flight Radio, Air Legislation, Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and Human Factors in addition to practical flight training.

We offer a 6-8 week Ground Theory Course to prepare students for each exam. Ground School is held on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30AM.

Cost Breakdown

Training hours listed are based on minimum requirements. Students may need more time on certain aspects of their flying to meet the required proficiency standards. Additional training will be charged at the standard rate for any additional time.

12 MONTH MEMBERSHIP Membership to RA-Aus for 12months $210
THEORY TEXT BOOKS Aviation Theory PPL Student Pilot Kit $225
PILOT TRAINING DUAL RA-Aus syllabus requires 15 of dual training $2925
PILOT TRAINING SOLO RA-Aus syllabus requires 5 of solo training $975
PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFINGS 15 MINUTES Most lessons include a Pre-Flight Briefing included
Exams are conducted in-house and charged per exam. All exams are multiple choice and require an 80% pass $180
TOTAL $4515