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Hangar 1

Qantas Avenue

Archerfield

Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

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Recreational

Pilot Licence

 

Hours: Unit 41.0 / Progressive 41.0

Aircraft: C152 / C172 / PA28-181

The recreational pilot licence (RPL) is the step on your way to becoming a pilot. During this course, you will learn how to take-off, land, and handle a small aircraft. This includes basic manoeuvres  such as climbing, descending, turning, and circuit operations. After flying solo in the circuit, you will learn more complex handling in the training area before progressing to your RPL flight test. At the end of this training you will be able to handle the aircraft confidently in basic and complex manoeuvres.

On completion of your RPL, you will be licenced to carry passengers in the immediate vicinity of Archerfield Aerodrome. You will also be eligible to start your navigation training - the next step towards gaining your private pilot licence (PPL).

Dual Flight Lessons

The following is a list of dual flight lessons that are covered during this stage of the course. Most lessons typically take one hour.

  • Effects of control

  • Straight and level

  • Climbing and descending

  • Turning

  • Stalling

  • Training area circuits

  • Circuits (1, 2, & 3)

  • Circuit emergencies

  • Crosswind circuits

  • First solo check

How Long Does It Take?

If students fly once a week, it will take approximately six months to complete the course. However, students will learn more efficiently the more frequently they fly. It is recommended that students try to fly at least once a week.

  • Second solo check

  • Third solo check

  • Forced landings (1 & 2)

  • Steep turns

  • Training area familiarisation 

  • Short field take-offs and landings

  • Precautionary landings

  • Advanced stalling

  • Basic instrument flying

  • Pre-licence check flight

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Estimated Total Hours and Expenses

 

The following matrix lays out estimated hours and total cost to complete the unit. However, it should be noted that, as each student is different, more (or less) hours may be required and this will effect the total price. Fewer hours will be required for a student that flies often, as less remedial work is needed. All prices stated are in AUD, and based off the rates for our Cessna 152s. Prices exclude GST, however, all new students at Brisbane Aviators are eligible to receive GST free training.

31.0 hours dual @ $340 per hour

10.0 hours solo @ $230 per hour

40 landings @ $15 per landing

6.0 hours SIM dual @180 per hour

RPL Starter Pack

Theory

Briefing Pack

RPL Flight Test

Total Unit Cost

*Varies according to individual examiner fee

10,540

2,300

600

1,080

190

1000

900

550*

17, 160