Island Coastal Aviation Inc. offers a Recreational Pilot Permit Training Program following the guidelines set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations. The minimum requirement on age is 16 years old. The medical requirement is a Category 3 or 4. You can get the Category 4 medical exam from your family doctor. The Category 3 medical exam only can be issued by Transport Canada Certified Doctor.
The Recreation Pilot Permit training will consist of 25 hours. The dual time required is minimum 15 hours, which includes 2 hours cross-country flight. The solo time required is minimum 5 hours.
You have to pass the: Radio exam, Pstar exam, English Proficiency Exam, Written Exam and Flight Test.
The number of hours that you will take to complete the flight training will depend on a number of hours flown per week, weather, student’s personal ability, etc.
The benefits of Recreational Pilot Permit include:
- You can start your RPP training earlier than PPL training, and you can upgrade your RPP to PPL in the future time!
- You do not have to take the 40 hours ground school for the written exam. You can totally prepare the exam by yourself. (Of course, you can take the PPL ground school with us, you have to get 60% in the exam to pass)
- Once you got it, you can go flying as you want, and you can carry a passager with you.