A CASA Flight Crew Licence is required to fly “VH- registered” General Aviation (and commercial) aircraft in Australia.
We aren’t shy in encouraging students new to aviation to progress through their initial training using Recreational aircraft – the substantial price saving being the main advantage. However, if you wish to have a career in aviation or fly in a less restricted environment (for example, with appropriate ratings: at night, in cloud under the IFR and so-on) you will need to move onto a FCL.
We have several clearly defined pathways to make this transition as easy as possible. The best part? All of your hours on NRAC Recreational aircraft will count towards your hours requirements.