Fly as a hobby...

Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is suitable for students who want to fly as a hobby. The RPP allows you to fly solo or with a maximum of 1 passenger within Canada.

Under Transport Canada requirements, the RPP is restricted to daylight VFR conditions.

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age for issuance of Recreational Pilot Permit

  • A Category 1, 3 or 4 medical certificate

    Program Requirements

    • Minimum 25 hours of flight required by Transport Canada

    • Dual Training: 15 hours (minimum)

    • Solo Training: 5 hours (minimum)

    • Ground School – 60 hours

    • Minimum 60% on Transport Canada written exam (RPPAE or PPAER)

    • Successfully pass the Transport Canada flight test



      Dual Training (15 hours) $285 per hour
      Solo Training (10 hours) $195 per hour
      Ground Briefing (12 hours) $90 per hour
      Ground School (Optional, Highly Recommended) $900
      Ground School Kit $500
      Application Fee $250
      Administration Fee $250

      • Estimated cost of the Recreational Pilot Permit is $8,305 based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Actual hours and cost can vary depending on individual student performance
      • Licensing related fees $1125.
      • Prices do not include taxes.
      • Prices are subject to change.