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Recreational Pilot's Licence (RPL) with Navigation Endorsement

Here at our Bankstown flying school, you can acquire necessary skills to fly and navigate an airplane around Australia, with your Recreational Pilot Licence with Navigation Endorsement, accredited aviation course in Sydney.


Total: AUD $20,899


Learning Outcomes

Gain the training and indepth knowledge required to fly and navigate an airplane around Australia with our all inclusive Recreational Pilot Licence with Navigation Endorsement course.

As Pilot in Command, your certified pilot lessons in Sydney, will take place in one of our professionally maintained, state of the art aircraft. Strong and highly manoeuvrable, all of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standard and are selected to be the very best training aircraft, for the ultimate flight training experience!

Offering you more flying freedom than ever before, this comprehensive course will give you the qualifications to fly your friends and family across the country.


Choose from:

Full Time - 10 weeks     |     Part Time - 20 weeks



Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

  • Effects of Control
  • Straight and Level
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Turning
  • Climbing and Descending Turns
  • Stalls
  • Advanced Stalls
  • Circuits Introduction
  • Circuits Normal
  • Circuits with Procedures
  • Circuits Flapless & Normal
  • Circuits Emergency Procedures
  • Circuits Consolidation
  • Circuit Check - First Solo
  • Circuit Check - Second Solo
  • Circuit Check - Third Solo
  • Circuits Crosswind, Short Field Take Off & Landing
  • Steep Turn
  • Practiced Forced Landing (PFL)
  • Precautionary Search
  • Pre-Training Area Solo Check
  • First Training Area Solo
  • Second Area Solo
  • Pre-Licence Check
  • RPL Test
  • Navigation Familiarisation
  • Navigation Flight 2
  • Navigation Flight 3
  • Navigation Flight 4
  • First Navigation Solo
  • Second Navigation Solo 
  • Pre-Licence Check
  • Navigation Flight Test

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover

  • 25 x eLearning Flying Modules for each flying lesson
  • 5hrs Navigation briefing and exam contain:
    • Practical Navigation and Familiarisation
    • Pre-Flight Planning (Before day of flight)
    • Pre-Flight Planning (On day of flight)
    • In Flight Procedures
  • 4 x eLearning Theory Modules with revision and exam
  • Modules contain:
    • Pre-solo Theory
    • Flight Radio Operator Licence (FROL) Theory
    • Pre-area Solo Legislation Theory
    • Basic Aeronautical Knowledge Theory

What's Included

25x eLearning Modules of Flight Training
34x Hours Flight Training plus 10hrs Supervised Solo
4x eLearning Theory Modules
RPL/ PPL Textbook
 ATC Flight Training Manual
Navigation Equipment
Pre solo Theory Exam


Flight Radio Operator Licence Exam
Pre Area Solo Legislation Theory Exam
BAK Theory Exam
Navigation Exam
Aircraft Checklists
Navigation Flight Test (aircraft hire for flight test not included)



If you require accomodation we can make arrangements on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
*Note: Accomodation costs are not included.

Payment Plans     Click to see more detail 

Free inclusions with upfront payment*

5% discount off first 34 dual flying hours Saving of up to $610
2x SFA GoPro Videos Free (normally AUD $198)


Total free inclusion value for upfront payment: AUD $808   

Full Time
AUD $2,093.90 per week
for 10 weeks

Part Time
AUD $1048.95 per week
for 20 weeks

Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, internal exams AUD $3,923

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $379/hr for the Cessna 150 series plus landing fees

Handypay offers SFA students with a simple and affordable finance option for their courses. 

With either weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.  

·  $2,000 to $75,000

·  Payment Terms 1 - 7 years

·  Flexible repayments

·  No monthly or exit fees

·  No early repayment fees

·  Get approval in minutes

·  Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

·  An enquiry will not impact your credit score


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Ancillary Fees (approx.)

RPL Test Fee AUD $770
RPL or PPL Exam AUD $192
ASIC Card AUD $256.50
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150.00
Headset Hire AUD $20.00



Class 2 Medical AUD $165.00
Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) Test AUD $125.00
YSBK Landing Fees AUD $22.00
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)