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Recreational Pilot Licence RPL

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)

The RPL lets you enjoy the freedom of flight. It is the first step. Should you just want to experience the thrill of flying or progress to obtaining a full private licence or even obtaining a commercial licence. The RPL is the first licence for you to fly in command of an aircraft.

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We are a flight school you can form a long-term relationship with for all your training needs. Whether you’re completely new to flying or an experienced pilot wanting to add additional capabilities to your license, Sydney Flight Training has courses and the necessary knowledge to bring your flying goals to fruition.

Click here to download the RPL Brochure.

Start your journey with Sydney Flight Training, contact us today on 0417 444 285.

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Requirements for an RPL

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Flight training with an approved school
  • 25 hours (20 dual instruction and 5 hours solo in command)
  • Pass RPL theory exam
  • Pass an RPL flight test
  • Medical (Aviation) Class 1 or 2 or recreational aviation medical practitioners’ certificate


Done at your own pace. We recommend you have a timetable that works for you. This can be from full time to one day a week. Talk to our experienced flight instructors. You need to balance the theory, practical flying and weather into a program that achieves your goals and is realistic.

Our instructors can tailor a personalised program that gives you maximum value for money and an enjoyable learning experience.


  • Minimum cost is around $11,000
  • Flying lessons
  • Medical
  • Exams
  • Headset
  • Realistically allow a budget of $13,000 to $15,000

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Start your journey with Sydney Flight Training

Contact us today on (02) 9790 4612

Start your journey with Sydney Flight Training

Contact us today