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Recreational Pilot's Licence (RPL)

If you are looking to fly for fun, take up a new hobby or desire a direct pathway for a career in aviation, then the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is for you! You will fly a Cessna that is strong, highly manoeuvrable and cost-efficient for you as a student pilot!

Total: AUD $12,999


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of your Recreational Pilot Licence, this aviation course in Sydney will enable you to fly as pilot in command in a VH- Registered Aircraft, within 25 nautical miles of your departure aerodrome.


Choose from:

Full Time - 6 weeks     |     Part Time - 12 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 Chect - Third Solo
  • Circuits Crosswind, Short Field Take Off & Landing
  • Steep Turns
  • Practiced Forced Landing (PFL)
  • Precautionary Search
  • Pre-Training Area Solo Check
  • First Training Area Solo
  • Second Area Solo
  • Pre-Licence Check
  • RPL Test

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover

  • 25 x eLearning Flying Modules for each flight lesson
  • 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
20hrs Flight Training plus 5hrs Supervised Solo
1hr Flight Simulator - Approved Instrument time
4x eLearning Theory Modules
Pilot Logbook
High Visibility Vest
RPL Bob Tait TextBook


ATC Flight Training Manual
Aircraft Checklist
Pre solo Theory Exam
Flight Radio Operator Licence Exam
Pre Area Solo Legislation Theory Exam
BAK Theory Exam



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*

Discount off listed price Saving of $500
1x SFA Solo GoPro Video Free (normally AUD $109)


Total free inclusion value for upfront payment: AUD $609    

Full Time
AUD $2,170.50 per week
for 6 weeks

Part Time
AUD $1,087.25 per week
for 12 weeks

Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, simulator, internal exams AUD $2,999

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $399/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 Flight Test fee AUD $990
CASA RPL Exam AUD $229
ASIC Card AUD $280
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150
Headset Hire AUD $25



Class 2 Medical AUD $150.00
Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) Test AUD $150.00
YSBK Landing Fees AUD $25.00
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)