(1) An applicant for a recreational pilot licence must be at least 16.
(2) Subject to regulation 61.480, the applicant must also have:
(a) passed the aeronautical knowledge examination for a recreational pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and
(b) completed flight training for a recreational pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and
(c) passed the flight test mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for a recreational pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and
(d) completed at least 25 hours of flight time as pilot of an aircraft of the category for which the associated aircraft category rating is sought, including:
(i) at least 20 hours of dual flight; and
(ii) at least 5 hours of solo flight time.
Note 1: For paragraph (a), for the conduct of aeronautical knowledge examinations, see Division 61.B.3.
Note 2: For paragraph (b), for the requirements for flight training, see Division 61.B.2.
Note 3: For paragraph (c), for the conduct of flight tests, see Division 61.B.4.
Note 4: For paragraph (d), for the determination of a person's flight time and other aeronautical experience, see Division 61.A.2.
(3) Despite paragraph 61.245(1)(a), the flight test must be conducted in an aircraft.
(4) The applicant is taken to meet the requirements of subregulation (2) if the applicant holds a private pilot licence, commercial pilot licence or air transport pilot licence.