Permits

Student Pilot Permit

The Student Pilot Permit (SPP) is the first permit that all student pilots in Canada need to obtain prior to conducting their solo training hours.  As a permit it is only valid for flying in Canada, and does NOT permit the pilot to fly with passengers.

  REQUIREMENTS

  • Age

    • 14 years

  • Medical Fitness

    • Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate

  • Knowledge

    • Minimum of 90% on the Pre-Solo Test of Air Regulations (PSTAR) Exam

  • Experience

    • As per skill below

  • Skill

    • Certified ready to solo by an Instructor

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Recreational Pilot Permit

The Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP) is one of the most affordable ways to get into flying in Canada.  As a permit it is only valid for flying in Canada, and permits the pilot to fly up to a four seat aircraft with a single passenger.

  REQUIREMENTS

  • Age

    • 14 years to fly solo

    • 16 years for licensing

  • Medical Fitness

    • Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate

  • Knowledge

    • Minimum of 90% on the Pre-Solo Test of Air Regulations (PSTAR) Exam

    • Minimum of 40 hours of Ground School covering:

      • Canadian Aviation Regulations

      • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight

      • Meteorology (Weather)

      • Airframes, Engines and Systems

      • Flight Instruments

      • Radio and Electronic Theory

      • Navigation

      • Flight Operations

      • Licensing Requirements

      • Human Factors, including pilot decision-making

    • Minimum of 60% on the Recreational Pilot Permit Aeroplane Exam (RPPAE) covering:

      • Air Law

      • Navigation

      • Meteorology

      • Aeronautics

  • Experience

    • Minimum of 25 hours total flight training time including:

      • 15 hours dual (with an instructor), including a minimum 2 hour cross-country

      • 5 hours solo

  • Skill

    • Successful completion of a flight test

  • More Information

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