Recreational Pilot Licence


  1. Must be 14 years to solo
  2. Must be 16 years for the issue of the Permit

Medical Fitness

  1. Applicant must hold a Category 4 medical (Self-declaration/family doctor)


  1. Applicant shall have acquired, in aeroplanes, not less than 25 hours flight time
  2. Applicant must have a total of 15 hours dual instruction, including not less than 2 hours cross country flight time
  3. Applicant must have a total of 5 hours of solo flight time


  1. Applicant must obtain not less than 60% on Transport Canada exam (RPPAE)


  1. Applicant must pass a flight test with a designated flight test examiner


  1. The holder of a Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) may carry a maximum of one passenger.
  2. The holder of a RPP can fly day VFR in Canada in single engine piston powered aircraft.
  3. No additional privileges with the exception of a seaplane endorsement may be added to this permit.


  1. Instructor $75 /hour
  2. Cessna 152 $175 /hour


40 hours ground school * 354.00
Ground school books and supplies 250.00
Pre-flight briefings 7 hours 900.00
Dual instruction 20 hours C152 5000.00
Solo practice 5 hours C152 875.00
Written exam 125.00
Flight test ** 700.00
Medical exam ** 60.00
TOTAL: $8,264.00

* Not required, but recommended

** Transport Canada processing fee

NOTE: All instruction satisfies Canadian Aviation Regulations minimum requirements and is only an estimate. Prices subject to change without prior notice. Taxes 13% not included.

Prices as of January 2023