Enjoy more for less.
Whether you are training towards a possible career in aviation or looking to fly just for fun, a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) should be one of your first goals. During RPC training, you will learn the fundamentals of how to fly and safely land an aircraft through practical flying lessons and ground-based theory lessons, before completing your first solo and the RPC flight test.
The Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) is a cost-effective way for pilots to achieve their first certification. On completion of the program, you will be licenced to carry one passenger and fly RA-Aus registered aircraft within 25 nautical miles of your departure airport. Following completion, the RPC can be converted to a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL).
Upon enrolment, you will receive a Training Starter Kit which contains all relevant course materials, access to shared online resources, and detailed information on your course process. Your orientation will include an introduction to the airport, airspace, aircraft fleet, LTF processes and policies, and our facilities.
Theory sessions will cover aeronautical knowledge, aircraft general knowledge, flight rules, radio procedures, air law, basic meteorology and Moorabbin Airport procedures. The ground theory will be integrated into flight training. You will need to pass the RPC theory exam before conducting the RPC flight test.
The flight training you will undertake will be conducted in the Aeroprakt Foxbat aircraft. Every new exercise is demonstrated by your experienced flight instructor, and you will improve your skills through practice.
When the instructor is confident in your abilities, you will be sent on your first solo flight. During your first solo, you will be in the aircraft on your own with your instructor watching from the ground. It’s an unforgettable experience and thrilling milestone for every pilot!
After ongoing instruction and practice, you will be put forward for your RPC flight test. In a test with the RAAus Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) at Learn to Fly Melbourne, you will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have developed throughout your training. If you meet the appropriate standard, you will be awarded your Recreational Pilot Certificate.
Safe & Seamless Training.
Every student pilot should enjoy flying. Learn To Fly is constantly creating resources to help students do just that. Not only modern aircraft, but also facilities, experienced instructors and curriculums to create magical learning experiences and make every moment of air time worth it.
Our GraduateLeeanne Kaplan
“This course is full of firsts and the most memorable one for me would be either my first solo flight or passing my first flight test. Having an aircraft completely in my control is something a lot of 15 year-olds don’t have the privilege of, and doing it for the first time was an experience I won’t ever be forgetting. What I like most about training with Learn to Fly is that I feel like I’m in control of my own progress and that I’m not compared to other students.”