Recreational Pilot Permit Canada


A Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) allows you fly by day with one passenger within Canada in VFR conditions.  The RPP does not allow you to add endorsements such as a night or multi-engine rating. However, ifyou are intending to fly by day and in good weather conditions, then this is a realistic option.

Private Pilot License ground school

While a formal Ground School is not required for the Recreational Permit, it is recommended that RPP students attend our Private Pilot License ground school. Attending the ground school will broaden your depth of knowledge and allow for an easier transition should you later choose to upgrade to a PPL.

Transport Canada Minimum Requirements

Based on training on Cessna 172 at $170/hr solo and $235/hr dual:

16 years old
Category 1, 3 or 4 medical certificate
60% in each area of the RPPAE or PPAER written examination @ $115.00
25 hours of flight training including:
15 hours dual instruction time, including 2 hours cross-country @ $3,525.00
5 hours solo @ $850.00
5 hours completion flight time based on total flight time of 25 hours @ $850.00
10 hours ground briefings with flight instructor @ $650.00
Complete a flight test to the standard described in the Flight Test Guide @ $583.00
Total Estimated Cost (on C172)*:  $6,573.00

* Price quoted is based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Most students will require more than minimum required hours to complete their flight training.  Therefore, estimated costs will vary accordingly and students should allow for approximately 25% additional funding for the completion of their training.  All prices are in CAD and are subject to change without prior notice.  All prices shown are local students rates.

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.