BRINGING DREAMS TO LIFE
WITH RPC, RPL, PPL AND IR COURSES
FLY FOR FUN
Learning to fly is an exciting journey as individual as you are. From your trial introductory flight (TIF) to your first solo, passing your theory exams, learning to navigate, gaining your pilots licence and the first time you take a friend for a flight for the first time.
Flying for fun can be achieved via a range of simple and affordable pathways, whether you’re still at school wanting to kick-start your training, already working and looking to obtain your licence quickly for a career change, or the aviation enthusiast wanting to fulfil their love for flying on a budget.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING COURSES
- You can achieve your Pilot’s Licence in as little as 20 hours flight time.
- You can fly solo from the age of 15.
- You are given the opportunity to own and maintain your own aircraft, significantly lowering your training costs.
- You can continue on, developing upon your skill-set to achieve your Private or Commercial Pilot Licence.
YOUR TRAINING PATHWAYS
RECREATIONAL CERTIFICATE (RPC)
A Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC), is designed purely for those wishing to fly recreationally who don’t need the additional benefits and privileges of a PPL.If you are looking to fly for fun, take up a new hobby or you desire a cheaper pathway to a career in aviation, then the Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) is for you.
You will fly a modern light sport aircraft (LSA) that is strong, highly manoeuvrable and a cost effective training platform. An RPC Issued by Recreational Aviation Australia Ltd (RAAus) will enable you to fly as pilot in command in an RAAus Registered Aircraft, within 25 nautical miles of your departure aerodrome.
RECREATIONAL PILOT LICENCE (RPL)
A RPL offers a unique opportunity for students to commence flight training with no previous flying experience. One advantage of the RPL, is that with additional training, you can fly into or close to busy controlled aerodromes. Additionally, you can add different endorsements such as aerobatics or specific design feature endorsements which may not be possible in recreational aircraft and fly some bigger faster aircraft.
Issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) it allows Pilots to fly General Aviation aircraft up to 1500kg within 25 nautical miles of your departure aerodrome.
PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)
A PPL offers students the next stage of building their licence type.
Issued by CASA it allows you to fly an aircraft on your own, anywhere in Australia, up to 5,700kg whilst carrying passengers. You can also legally share the aircraft hiring costs with your passengers, however you cannot fly for hire or reward unless you have a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL)
A globally recognised Commercial Pilot licence issued by CASA allows the holder to fly for hire or reward and is the minimum qualification necessary to apply for your first job as a charter pilot, or pilot conducting air-work operations.
INSTRUMENT RATING (IR)
The Instrument Rating allows the holder to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (in cloud) as pilot in command of a flight operating under Instrument Flight Rules. This rating qualifies the holder to also conduct the instrument approaches for which they have been trained and tested.
READY.. SET.. FLY!
Not sure where to start? Why not test your capabilities with our Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) and enjoy a 30 minute flying lesson with you at the controls!
You’ll control an aircraft under the direct supervision of an instructor, following the same sequence as a normal instructional flight including, a pre-flight briefing, aircraft pre-flight inspection and the relevant air exercise. You’ll experience how the controls work when operating an aircraft as you perform basic turns, climbs and descents whilst flying.
Whether you’re an aspiring pilot, thrill seeker or aviation enthusiast, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
One of the ultimate attractions of private or business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright aircraft purchase.