Recreational Pilot Permit

Learn to Fly!

For people interested in relatively short flights in small aircraft, a Recreational Pilot Permit may be ideal.

With an RPP, a pilot may:

  • Fly a single-engine airplane with up to four seats
  • Carry no more than one passenger
  • Fly only during daylight hours
  • Fly only during visual meteorological conditions only within Canada
  • Does not have the ability to add additional ratings (e.g. multi-engine rating)


  • At least 16 years old
  • Have a valid category 4 medical certificate
  • Complete written exam
  • 25 hours of flight instruction
  • Complete flight test

View a list of doctors able to issue a Transport Canada Medical Certificate in Saskatoon

Consult the Canadian Aviation Regulations for the complete details of these minimum requirements

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