The first licence in a GA pilot’s journey is the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL). The RPL allows you to fly solo within the airport’s training area, as well as carrying passengers.

You can then, with a bit of extra training, add endorsements and ratings to this licence that let you exercise more privileges. This could be anything from flying cross country to other airports, into controlled airspace, or something a little more exhilarating like formation flying and aerobatics.

The minimum requirement to be issued an RPL is 20 hours dual instruction with an instructor, and 5 hours in command (solo). Most students take between 30-40 hours dual, and around 5 hours solo to achieve the competency standards.

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RPL

Minimum
Student Cost

20 Hours Dial Training*:$6,380
5 Hours Solo Training*:$1,045

$7,425

RPL

Average
Student Cost

30-40 Hours Dual Training*:$9,570

5 Hours Solo Training*:$1,045

$10,615

RPL

Additional
RPL Costs

Joining Fee:$120

Annual Club Membership:$290

Student Pilot Kit (Books, Log Book):$217
Testing Fee:P.O.A

* Note: It is our experience that the average student pilot may take 30-40 hours training to attain the standard required by the training syllabus, but obviously this will depend upon each individual. Dual Training is charged at $319 per hour. Solo Training is charged at $209 per hour. New members need only pay joining fee plus subscription pro-rata to 30th June at the rate of $5.00 per week.

PAC also reserves the right to vary prices due to un-forseen circumstances.

Theory Requirements

You must pass a theory examination on Basic Aeronautical Knowledge. An optional in-house theory course is conducted on a regular basis. The duration of this part time course is approx 8 weeks.

Medical Requirements

Before you fly solo, you need an approved Medical Certificate. To obtain one, you will need to contact a doctor approved to conduct a medical examination. For further information, please consult an Instructor or one of the Doctors listed below.

Minimum Age

Students can train at any age however, cannot fly solo until reaching 15 years of age.

Medical Practioners

Tyabb

Dr. Carney

Moorabbin

Dr. Hirschfield

Moorabbin

Dr. Harris

Patterson Lakes

Dr. Page

Rosebud

Dr. Fifield

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