Recreational Permit – Program Requirments
An applicant shall be a minimum of sixteen years of age.
(2) Medical Fitness
(a) An applicant shall hold a Category 4 Medical Certificate valid for a Pilot Permit — Recreational — Aeroplane.
(b) An applicant who meets the medical conditions specified on the Civil Aviation Medical Declaration and has signed it shall be deemed to have met the Category 4 Medical Standards, providing a physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada has signed Part C of the declaration.
(c) The permit is maintained by a valid Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate.
An applicant shall have obtained a minimum of 60 percent (60%) in each of the following four mandatory areas, as well as in the overall written examination Pilot Permit – Recreational – Aeroplane (RPPAE), or Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (PPAER):
(a) Air Law – regulations, rules and orders, air traffic services, practices and procedures, and licensing requirements relevant to the permit;
(b) Navigation – navigation, radio aids and electronic theory;
(d) Aeronautics – General Knowledge – airframes, engines and systems, theory of flight, flight instruments, flight operations and human factors.
(a) An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 25 hours recreational pilot flight training under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor rating – aeroplane in aeroplanes operating with a Certificate of Airworthiness.
(b) The flight training shall include a minimum of:
(i) 15 hours dual instruction flight time, including a minimum of 2 hours cross-country flight time, and
(ii) 5 hours solo flight time.
Within the 12 months preceding the date of application for the permit, an applicant shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an aeroplane in accordance with:
(a) “Flight Test for the Issuance of a Recreational Pilot Permit – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 – Conduct of Flight Tests; or
(b) “Flight Test for the Issuance of a Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 – Conduct of Flight Tests.
Fees & Tuition
Dual Instruction: 20 hrs @$224 = $4480
Solo Flight Time: 5 hrs @$157 = $785
Ground Briefing: 5 hrs @$67 = $335
Tuition Fees: $400
RFC Membership: $160
Total Minimum Cost: $6410