Comparison between the Recreational Permit and Private Pilot licence
Here is a direct comparison between the Recreational Permit and Private Pilot licence.
|Recreational Permit||Private Licence|
|Recreational Permit Requirements:||Private Licence Requirements:|
|Class 4 medical: Medical declaration with any family doctor (ask for form)||Class 3 medical: Aviation medical doctor.|
Easy upgrade to Private Licence
Ratings and endorsements may be added to fly at night, multi engine, or instrument weather conditions.
|Who should get a Recreational?||Who should get a Private?|
|Both courses are the same for the first 15 hours. A student does not have to decide before starting which course to take. A Recreational pilot may write the Private written exam, thus saving having to write another written exam with upgrade to PPL within 2 years.|