RNAC now offers training for Recreational Pilot Certificates
A Recreational Pilot Certificate allows you to:
- Fly a two seat recreational registered aircraft in uncontrolled airspace during daylight hours within 25 nautical mile of your departure aerodrome.
- Use a Driver Licence self-declared health standard.
- Take a passenger when endorsed to do so.
- Fly further in uncontrolled airspace with an additional Navigation endorsement.
- Fly in good weather conditions (VMC)
Compared to recreational flying, a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) adds:
- Fly aircraft with more than two seats up to 1500kg Take-off weight and additional passengers if you hold a Class 2 Medical.
- Flying in controlled airspace
- Use a GP issued Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner – Certificate (RAMP-C) medical
- Fly aerobatics (extra training required)
Or, with a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or higher licence
- Fly at night (with extra training beyond the PPL)
- Fly on instruments / in cloud (with a lot of extra training)
- Use a CASA issued Class 2 Medical Certificate