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Recreational Pilots License


This license is designed to provide a stepping-stone for individuals to the Private license and beyond. It gives you a chance to save over thousands of dollars while still hold some of the privileges of private pilot.

Course Details


  • Solo at 14 years of age
  • License at 16 years of age
  • Fly a single engine land or seaplane
  • Fly anywhere in Canada daytime


  • No night flying
  • No flying outside of Canada


  • 25 hours flying time
  • 40 hours ground school
  • Flight test
  • Recreational pilot written exam

Average Costs

Description: C172

Description Cost /hr Cost
20 hours aircraft ($212) $214 $4280
5 hours Solo ($152) $152 $770
Ground School   $350
Book Kit   $350
  GST $292.50
  Total $6142.50


Please note: all prices are in Canadian Dollars and quoted for Domestic Students. International Students should contact Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. for an individual price quote.