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Novice Pilot Certificate

Requirements for Application or Renewal

An applicant for a Novice Pilot Certificate must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Provide proof of Medical Fitness
  • Provide application or proof as Fit and Proper
  • There is no minimum flight time experience for this certificate
  • There is no flight test for this certificate

Privileges and Limitations

A Novice Pilot Certificate authorises the holder to act, under the supervision of an Instructor, as pilot-in-command of a Microlight Aircraft that is not carrying a passenger, for the purpose of:

  • Increasing their skill in order to qualify for the issue of a Certificate of higher qualification or
  • Engaging in flying practice in order to qualify for a Certificate that is no longer valid.
  • A Novice Pilot may not carry a passenger under any circumstance
  • ALL flights must be approved by a RAANZ Instructor
  • During all dual flights with an instructor the instructor is Pilot in Command
  • Before first Solo flight approval is given a Novice Pilot must meet the requirements of Solo Flight.
  • Continued solo authorisation requires a dual check at least every 90 days.
  • Remote Supervision is available. The conditions outlined in Remote Supervision must be complied with.
  • The Novice Pilot Certificate will be valid for the maximum of One Year.
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