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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 150 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 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
20x Hours Flight Training plus 5 x hrs Supervised Solo
4x eLearning Theory Modules
Pilot Logbook
RPL/ PPL 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*

5% discount off first 25 flying hours Saving of up to $449
1x SFA Solo GoPro Video Free (normally AUD $99)


Total free inclusion value for upfront payment: AUD $548    

Full Time
AUD $1,937.17 per week
for 6 weeks

Part Time
AUD $970.59 per week
for 12 weeks

Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, internal exams AUD $2,624

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $359/hr for the Cessna 150 series plus YSBK landing fees

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.)

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)