An RPL is your first qualification for freedom in the sky. Earning your RPL allows you to carry passengers within 25 nautical miles from your take-off airport. You can add other qualifications, including ones that allow you to fly cross-country and in controlled airspace.
The RPL replaced the General Progress Flight Test (GPFT) qualification in September 2014.
A PPL takes your aviation skills to the next level, allowing you to fly anywhere in Australia and in many other countries around the world. You can fly larger aircraft that carry more passengers.
For anyone who doesn’t want to fly professionally, a PPL is the ultimate qualification.
Holding a CPL allows you to become a professional pilot. It unlocks a world of aviation employment possibilities, including working as a skydiving and private charter pilot.
A CPL is a gateway to more advanced professional qualifications including instructor ratings and Air Transport Pilot Licences (ATPL).
More complex aircraft with more power often have variable pitch propellers which automatically change blade pitch to take best advantage of the engine’s speed. A CSU rating allows you to pilot these faster aircraft.
Aircraft with retractable undercarriage experience less drag and generally perform better than fixed undercarriage aircraft. This endorsement allows you to raise the gear and get more out of flying.
There are many aircraft with tail wheel configuration and piloting them requires a higher degree of skill and the ability to manoeuvre an aircraft more precisely. This endorsement opens up hundreds of aircraft for piloting.
If you earned you PPL in the past and haven’t been in the air for a while, a PPL refresher course will help you brush up on your skills and get your flying to a safe level again.
Night flying is spectacular, exciting and opens up a whole new world of aviation. A Night VFR is not just about new experiences, but can mean flexibility and convenience if you’re delayed at an airport away from home until after the sun goes down.
Take your aviation ability to the next level so you can teach others how to take to the skies. An instructor rating unlocks your CPL, allowing you to work your way through the ranks of instructor grades.
There are many reasons you might want to add on an aerobatic endorsement, from improving your skills and ability to handle an aircraft and increased professional piloting opportunities, to just plain adrenalin-soaked fun.
No type of flying requires greater precision than formation flying. What looks spectacular to an observer, requires the highest level of skill and concentration. A formation flying endorsement is your ticket to this challenging and exciting aviation style.
Increase your confidence in command with an Emergency Manoeuvre Training (EMT) course, which focusses on taking your skills to handle unusual attitudes and emergency situations including collision avoidance, forced landings, stalls and spins to the next level.