Recreational / Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)

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CASA Recreational Pilot Licence (RPLA) / Private Pilot Licence (PPLA)
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RPLA - 10 weeks / PPLA - 18 weeks full time (approx) | Part Time Available
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RPLA - from AU$15,000 / PPLA - AU$30,000 | Instalments Available
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January | April | July | October
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Gold Coast Airport, Australia
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Junior High School | Good English | No aviation experience required
No Student Visa. International students welcome to apply with alternative visa.

Summary information for guidance purposes only. Conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Details below.

Course Details

Introduction

The course starts by applying for a Aviation Reference Number and an Aviation Security Identification Card. Training then follows the syllabus approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. The first part of the training is in a Cessna 152 or 172 and covers flights in the training area, then the circuit area in preparation for the First Solo Flight. Following this milestone, additional flights in the circuit area and training area are conducted in preparation for the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) flight test . With the successful completion of this flight test you are able to take passengers for a flight around the local area.

The second part of your Private Pilot Licence training covers navigation and cross country flights in the Cessna 172. Once the theory is completed, flight competencies are achieved and pass the flight test you will be awarded the Private Pilots Licence.

This is your ticket to a new freedom where you can enjoy the privileges of your Private Pilot Licence by hiring Air Gold Coast aircraft.

Details

Course Outcomes:

All course outcomes are official Australian Government recognised qualifications registered with and regulated by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

- Recreational Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (RPLA)
- Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (PPLA)

Course Duration: 18 weeks full time for packaged RPLA+PPLA (Part Time also available. Conditions apply.)

Course Intakes: 16 January 2018 - Applications are now closed
                               17 April 2018 - Applications are now closed
                               17 July 2018 - Applications are now closed
                               16 October 2018 - Apply now

Training Aircraft: Cessna 152, Cessna 172

Course Structure:

Phase I: Recreational Pilot Licence (10 weeks)
Phase II: Basic Navigation (PPL) (8 weeks)

Enrolment Details

Domestic Students

Entry Criteria:

Tuition Fees:

Estimated Tuition Fee*: RPLA only: AU$15,000 / PPLA total cost including RPLA phase: AU$30,000.
*Fees are subject to change. CASA related fees, text books and equipment not included. Full details, terms and conditions provided in writing upon successful application. Expenses related to flying within the program are G.S.T exempt.

Second and subsequent attempts for exams and flight tests, remedial ground and flight training are an additional student expense .  They are charged at the CPL course aircraft/ instructor hourly rate.

Payment Options:

Self funded domestic students may pay in advance for each training phase or as each lesson is completed.

Please note that VET Student Loans (VSL) is not available for this course.

International Students

Entry Criteria:

Tuition Fees:

Estimated Tuition Fee*: RPLA only: AU$16,500 / PPLA total cost including RPLA phase: AU$33,000.
*Fees are subject to change. International student fees do not include CASA related fees, text books and basic equipment. Full details, terms and conditions provided in writing upon successful application. Expenses related to flying within the program are G.S.T exempt.

Second and subsequent attempts for exams and flight tests, remedial ground and flight training are an additional student expense.  They are charged at the CPL course aircraft/ instructor hourly rate.

Payment Options:

International students may pay in full or in instalments as follows:

- Phase 1 (RPLA) - $16,500 (Deposit due on booking)
- Phase 2 (PPLA) - $16,500 (Due week 10)

Flight Training Inclusions

RPLA Phase:

  • 28 hours total flying hours
    • 22 hours Dual Cessna 152
    • 5 hours Solo Cessna 152
    • 1 hour Dual Simulator
    • 20 Briefings
    • TNC and Landing Fees
    • RPL Examinations
    • RPL Flight Test
    • RPL CASA Licence Fee
    • Enrolment Fee

PPLA Phase:

  • 28 hours total flying hours
    • 22 hours Dual Cessna 152
    • 5 hours Solo Cessna 152
    • 1 hour Dual Simulator
    • 15 Briefings
    • TNC and Landing Fees
    • Textbooks and Supplies
    • PPL Examinations
    • PPL Flight Test
    • PPL CASA Licence Fee
    • Enrolment Fee

Exclusions:

Our training fees do NOT include the following items which students will need to provide at their own expense:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Pilot Radio Headset
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Note: As flying is competency based, the hours required depend upon the student’s ability, commitment and flying conditions on the day. The above summary exceeds the minimum hours required by CASA. Air Gold Coast’s flight training syllabus more accurately reflects the required hours to achieve a sound standard. Theory courses for the Private Pilot Licence can also be self-studied, however we recommend participation in our Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and Private Pilot Licence course to reduce course completion time.

    Flight Training Syllabus

    RPLA Phase:

    • R1_B.1 - Basic Aerodynamics
    • R1_B.2 - Operation and Effects of Controls (OEC)
    • R1_B.3 - Straight and Level (S&L)
    • R1_B.4 - Climbing and Descending (C&D)
    • R1_B.5 - Taxying and Aerodrome Famil
    • R1_F.1 - OEC, S&L, C&D (Part 1)
    • R1_F.2 - OEC, S&L, C&D (Part 2)
    • R1_B.6 - Turning
    • R1_B.7 - Stalling
    • R1_B.8 - Class C Radio Procedures
    • R1_F.1 - Turning and Stalling (Part 1)
    • R1_F.2 - Turning & Stalling (Part 2), Circuit Intro
    • R2_B.1 - Circuits
    • R2_B.2 - Operations In Non Controlled Airspace
    • R2_F.1 - Circuits 1 (YMUR)
    • R2_F.2 - Circuit Consolidation 1 (YMUR)
    • R2_F.3 - Circuit Consolidation 2 (YBCG)
    • R2_F.4 - Circuit Consolidation 3 (YBCG)
    • R2_B.3 - Circuit Emergencies
    • R2_F.5 - Circuit Emergencies 1 (YBCG)
    • R2_F.6 - First Solo (Dual component)
    • R3_F.1 - First Solo (Solo component)
    • R3_F.2 - Solo circuits (2) - Dual component
    • R3_F.3 - Solo circuits (2) - Solo component
    • R3_F.4 - Solo circuits (3) - Dual component
    • R3_F.5 - Solo circuits (3) - Solo component
    • R3_B.1 - Crosswind Circuits
    • R3_F.6 - Cross Wind Circuits
    • R3_B.2 - Steep Turns
    • R3_B.3 - Forced Landings
    • R3_B.4 - Short and Soft Field Operations
    • R3_F.7 - Steep Turns, Practice Forced Landing 1
    • R3_F.8 - Steep Turns, Practice Forced Landing 2
    • R3_F.9 - Steep Turns, Practice Forced Landing 3
    • R3_B.5 - Basic Instrument Flight (BIF)
    • R3_F.10 - BIF#1 - Sim
    • R3_B.6 - Precautionary Search (PSL)
    • R3_F.11 - PSL, STOL Consolidation
    • R3_F.12 - Area Solo Check/Advance Stalling
    • R4_F.1 - 1st Area Solo
    • R4_F.2 - BIF#2, 2nd Area Solo check
    • R4_F.3 - 2nd Area Solo
    • R4_B.1 - RPL Ground Items
    • R4_F.4 - RPL Consolidation 1
    • R4_F.5 - RPL Consolidation 2

    PPLA Phase:

    • P1_B.1 - Navigation Principles
    • P1_F.1 - Navigation Exercise #1
    • P2_B.1 - Navigation Techniques 1
    • P2_F.1 - Navigation Exercise #2
    • P2_B.2 - Navigation Techniques 2
    • P2_F.2 - Navigation Exercise #3
    • P2_B.3 - Navaid Orientation - VOR, ADF & GPS
    • P2_F.3 - Navaid Orientation (VOR, ADF, GPS) Sim
    • P2_B.4 - CTA Brief
    • P2_F.4 - Navigation Exercise #3a
    • P2_F.5 - Navigation Exercise #4 - Solo Check
    • P3_F.1 - Navigation Exercise #5 - Solo
    • P3_B.1 - PPL Nav Brief
    • P3_F.2 - Navigation Exercise #6
    • P3_F.3- Navigation Exercise #7 - Solo
    • P3_F.4 - Navigation Exercise Consolidation
    • P3_B.2 - PPL Pre Test Theory
    • P3_F.5 - PPL Recommendation
    • P3_F.6 - PPL Test

    Note: As flying is competency based, the flight training syllabus may be varied depending upon the student’s ability, commitment and flying conditions on the day. Air Gold Coast retains the right to change the flight training syllabus at any time without notice. The above syllabus information is provided as a guide only.