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Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is a new flight crew licence introduced on 1 of September 2014.

It authorises Pilots to fly light single engine aircraft by day as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) independently of a flying school, without supervision.

It is the basic flight crew licence you will need to enjoy flying on weekends with family and friends!


  • Act as PIC of a single engine (non-turbine nor rocket powered) aircraft that is under 1500kg Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) in daylight
  • Carry family and friends for private operation
  • Fly within 25nm of the departure aerodrome and/or in the designate training area of the Part 141 Flight Training Organisation


  • Flight Radio Endorsement
  • Controlled Aerodrome Endorsement
  • Controlled Airspace Endorsement
  • Navigation Endorsement

Diamond Aircraft fleet and Simulator

  • Diamond 20
  • Diamond 40
  • Diamond Flight Simulator

(For details please refer to the presentation at the top of the page)

To Enrol:

  • Be minimum of 15 years of age;
  • Meet CASA General English Language Proficiency (GELP) Standards
  • Be eligible for a CASA Flight Crew Class II Aviation Medical Certificate;
  • Be eligible for a CASA Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC); and
  • Conduct an interview and be recommended by the CEO (or its delegate) for course acceptance.

To Hold RPL:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age;
  • Completed Flight Training at a CASA Part 141 Flight Training Organisation;
  • Have a minimum of 25 hours total aeronautical experience (of which at least 5 hours as PIC);
  • Hold ICAO English Level 4 (or higher);
  • Hold CASA Flight Crew Class II Aviation Medical Certificate;
  • Hold CASA Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC);
  • Pass CASA RPL (Aeroplane) Theory Examination; and
  • Pass CASA RPL (Aeroplane) Flight Test