Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP)

Outline of Requirements

Recreational Permit1.   A Class 4, or self declaration, of medical fitness & proof of age 16 is required.

2.   Transport Canada requires 25 hours of flight training(1) including minimums of 15 hours of dual instruction and 5 hours solo practice.

3.   While there is no formal ground school requirement, a 60% pass is needed on a Transport Canada, multiple-choice written examination. If desired, you can participate in a 40-hour private pilot ground school for $250.00(2), which normally is scheduled at the Club from 7:00 to 10:00 PM each Tuesday and Thursday evening for approximately 16 weeks several times throughout the year. Alternatively, and at your convenience, one-on-one instruction is available.

Link to Transport Canada Study & Reference Guide:

Link to Transport Canada Flight Test Guide:

Sample Costs

Aircraft Type > Cessna 152 Cessna 172M Cessna 172S
20 Dual Hours $3,200.00 $3,600.00 $4,000.00
5 Solo Hours $625.00 $725.00 $825.00
15 Briefing Hours $525.00 $525.00 $525.00
Club membership (including HST) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Transport Canada written examination fee $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
Transport Canada licensing fee $55.00 (HST exempt) $55.00 (HST exempt) $55.00 (HST exempt)
Medical examination fee $120.00 (Approx.) $120.00 (Approx.) $120.00 (Approx.)
Flight Test Fee $400.00 (Approx.) $400.00 (Approx.) $400.00 (Approx.)
Aviation Language Proficiency Test $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Ground School  Optional Optional Optional
Reference Material Optional Optional Optional
Total  $5,230 + HST  $5,630 + HST  $6,030 + HST 

(1) The actual number of hours required to complete the RPP will vary from student to student.
(2) An optional $189.75 ground school kit would be of benefit.

Rates may change without notice

To download a Student Information Package in PDF format, click here.