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Whether you are training towards a possible career in aviation or looking to fly just for fun, a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) should be one of your first goals. During the recreational pilot training course, you will learn the fundamentals of how to fly and safely land an aircraft through practical flying lessons and ground-based theory lessons, before flying solo and completing the RPL flight test.
A Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) will allow you to carry up to three passengers and fly within 25 nautical miles of your departure airport, in any CASA registered aircraft, with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 1,500kgs. The flight training you have completed during this course will count towards further pilot licence courses such as Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence. There is no need to start your training again.
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 RPL theory exam before conducting the RPL flight test.
The flight training you will undertake will be conducted in either Sling 2, Cessna 172 or Diamond DA40 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 RPL flight test. In a test with the CASA approved Flight Examiner 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 Licence.
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 GraduateJoben Rajan
“I will never forget the moment when I passed my solo-check and my instructor sent me for my first solo flight. It was truly a dream come true. LTF is the best place to study your RPL because they have an excellent aircraft fleet and the amazing instructors provide constant support and training advice, pushing your academic progress forward.”