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)
- 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