A minimum of 25 hours of flight training must be acquired. Of these 25 hours, a minimum of 15 hours must be Dual hours, and 5 must be Solo hours. During this training you will gain experience on navigation, aircraft ground handling, radio procedures, pre-flight inspections, and aircraft air handling through various air exercises.
There are no instrument time requirements for this permit. A Category 4 medical or higher must be completed, and can be completed by your Family Physician. The minimum age to obtain this permit is 16 years.
Ground School & Examinations
There is no ground school requirement for this permit, however we strongly suggest enrollment in our Private Pilot Ground School as it will prepare you for the Transport Canada Written Exams which is a requirement. You must obtain at least 60% on each of the four mandatory subjects: Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology, and Aeronautics – General Knowledge. You must also complete a Recreational Pilot Flight test conducted by an approved Transport Canada Inspector or a Pilot Examiner.
The holder of a Recreational Pilot Permit will have restrictions that Private Licence holders do not. This includes restricting aircraft operations within Canada only, operating aircraft with 4 seats or less & limiting the number of passengers on board to one .