Recreational Pilot’s Certificate is the ideal starting point for Pilot Training. Starting your flight training in a Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) is the most efficient and cost-effective route for learning to fly. Whether you’re training for fun or for a career in aviation, your Recreational Pilot Certificate should be your first goal.
The new legislation recognizes the Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) as the equivalent to a Recreational Pilot License. The hours in a light-sport aircraft count directly towards a Recreational Pilot License (RPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) and towards a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). This makes Aeroviation a great place to start.
WHAT IS A RECREATIONAL PILOT CERTIFICATE?
During Phase 1, you will cover 40 hours of ground lessons and 20 hours of flight simulation practice in the Cessna 172 Garmin 1000 Flight Simulator. You will be required to undergo 6 mock ground exam and a flight exam at the end of the 3 months of Phase 1 training where your capability will be accessed by our chief flight instructor before you would be released to continue your Phase 2.
During Phase 2, you will be sent over to our affiliated flight schools in Australia or a flight school of your choice to undergo 6 ground exams followed by their actual flight training in the aircraft. A minimum of 20 flight hours (15 hours dual flight and 5 hours solo flight) is required. Upon successful completion, you will have obtained a certificate for your first solo flight and/or your Recreational Pilot License.
During Phase 1, you will cover your ground lessons and practice flying in the Cessna 172 Garmin 1000 Flight Simulator. You will be required to undergo 6 mock ground exam and a flight exam at the end of the 3 months of Phase 1 training where your capability will be accessed by our chief flight instructor before you would be released to continue your Phase 2.
FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING
Students typically require between 20-30 hours of flight training before they will be ready to proceed to Phase 2 of training. A lesson will start with a classroom brief on the technique before practicing in the flight simulator. After each lesson students will have a short debrief with their instructor. Once ready, students will be flight-tested by the CFI.
FLYING IN AUSTRALIA
When ready, the student will proceed to Australia for their actual flight training which consists of 15 hours with an instructor and 5 hours solo before they achieve their flying license.
Students will also need to undergo several in-house theory exams students must pass: Pre Solo, Flight Radio, Air Legislation, Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and Human Factors in addition to practical flight training.
Training hours listed are based on minimum requirements.
Students may need more time on certain aspects of their flying to meet the required proficiency standards.
Additional training will be charged at the standard rate for any additional time.
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