Earn Your Recreational Pilot Permit in Burlington

Flight Training

In order to obtain your Recreational Pilot Permit, a minimum of 25 hours of flight time must be acquired. This flight time consists of a minimum of 15 hours dual and 5 hours solo flight time, which you can conveniently complete at our Burlington facility. During this training you will gain experience on pre-flight inspection, aircraft ground handling, basic emergency procedures, take-off, landing, radio procedures, and other related exercises. There is no instrument or spin training required. The prerequisite for this program is a Category IV Medical which can be completed with your own physician, and the minimum age to obtain this Permit is 14 years. These lessons will train you for your flight test, which is conducted here, at Spectrum Airways. Call us today to start logging your flight time!

Ground School

There is no ground school requirement for the RPP, however you may choose to take our Private Pilot Ground School. Our program includes the comprehensive Private Pilot Ground School Course, consisting of 16 sessions taking 3 hours per session, and is held in the classroom facilities at the airport. Ground School is not a prerequisite for flight training. This PowerPoint course will help you to learn everything that is required for your written test.


A Transport Canada flight test and written examination are required, and must be completed within 24 months of each other. The flight test is administered by a Transport Canada examiner. The written examination is conducted at a Transport Canada office.


Pilots who complete this permit will be subject to certain restrictions that licensed pilots are not. Some of these restrictions are as follows:

  • Flights within Canada only

  • Can only add float endorsement to Permit

  • Can only fly an aircraft up to 4 seat capacity

  • Can carry only one passenger at a time

  • 14 day currency requirement

For more information, review our program outlines:

Recreational Pilot Program OverviewRecreational Pilot Program Outline

Spectrum Airways

5296 Bell School Line

Burlington, ON 
L7M 0P1

Service Area

Greater Toronto Area

Surrounding areas


Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Flight Operations:
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM, 7 days a week, weather permitting

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