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Recreational Pilot's Licence (RPL)/ Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC)

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) / Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC)  is for you! You will fly a light sport aircraft (LSA) that is strong, highly manoeuvrable and cost-efficient for you as a student pilot!

Total: AUD $11,599


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of your Recreational Pilot Certificate/ Licence, this aviation course in Sydney will enable you to fly as pilot in command in a CASA or RAAus Registered Aircraft, within 25 nautical miles of your departure aerodrome. Your RPC also now becomes a direct conversion to a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), which is included as part of the course.


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
  • RPC Test

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover

  • 25 x eLearning Flying Modules with quiz for each flight lesson
  • 5 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
    • Human Factors Theory

What's Included

25x eLearning Modules of Flight Training
20x Hours Flight Training plus 5 x hrs Supervised Solo
5x eLearning Theory Modules
Pilot Logbook
Dyson Holland BAK Book
Pre solo Theory Exam


Flight Radio Operator Licence Exam
Pre Area Solo Legislation Theory Exam
BAK Theory Exam
Human Factors Exam
RPC Flight Test x1.5hrs (Includes Test Fee)



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 dual flying hours Saving of up to $400
1x SFA Go Pro Video Free (normally AUD $80)
1x SFA First Solo Certificate Free (normally AUD $25)
1x SFA Silver Wings Free (normally AUD $30)


Total free inclusion value for upfront payment: AUD $535    

Full Time
AUD $1,933.17 per week
for 6 weeks

Part Time
AUD $966.59 per week
for 12 weeks

Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, exam and testing fees AUD $3,124

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $339/hr for the Foxbat A22LS or upgrade to the Sling 2 LSA or Tecnam P2008 for AUD $379/hr

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

You can pay-as-you-go with either weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments.  

·  $2,001 to $15,000

·  Payment Term up to 4 years

·  Flexible repayments

·  No upfront fees

·  No early repayment penalties

·  Study Loans manages all of it for you

·  Approvals within 48 hours

·  Seamless online application


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Ancillary Fees (approx.)

RAAUS membership (12 months) AUD $268.50
ASIC Card AUD $256.50
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150.00
Headset Hire AUD $20.00
YSBK Landing Fees AUD $22.00



Class 2 Medical AUD $220.00
Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) Test AUD $125.00
Flight Review AUD $250.00
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)  


Sling 2, Tecnam P2008 and Foxbat available for Private Hire

Feel the freedom that comes with holding a Recreational Pilot’s Certificate (RPC) and hire one of our reliable and professionally maintained Sling 2 LSA, Tecnam P2008 or Foxbat A22LSs.