Fly with One Passenger in an Aircraft
If you are planning on flying just for the fun of it and want to enjoy flying as a hobby, the RPP may be right for you! This permit will allow you to fly with one passenger in an aircraft not larger than four seats in daytime Visual Flight Rules (VFR). Because it is a permit, no ratings can be attached, with one exception, the Seaplane Rating.
Anticipate 3-4 weeks if full-time, 3 months if part-time.
Transport Canada Requirements
- Be at least 14 years old to solo. Also, you must reached your 16th birthday to receive a RPP;
- Have completed a medical through your family doctor, Category 4 or higher. (Ground school training can be started without the medical);
- No ground school required but it is highly recommended to complete the PPL ground school;
- Minimum 25 hours total flying time, 18 hours dual (including 2 hours cross-country) and 7 hours solo;
- All flight training and ground school can be credited towards the PPL;
- Written exam with a pass mark of 60%;
- Practical flight test. TC approved Pilot Examiner on staff.
Note: The above training requirements represent TC minimums. It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown.
In our experience, most students take more than the Transport Canada requirements to complete their license and our cost estimates reflect the average student’s flight hour requirements.
Total Dual: 30 hours
Total Solo: 19 hours
Total Briefing: 25 hours