The first step to a career in aviation.
A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first step on the path to becoming a licensed pilot. It allows you to enjoy the freedom of travelling through the skies anywhere in the world.
17 years old.
(But, you can start your training as early as 13 years old.)
A valid Class 1 or Class 3 Medical.
(We recommend you get a Class 1 Medical if you intend to continue in aviation.
You’ll need it for your Commercial Pilot License.)
The PPL Program consists of hands-on flight training in one of our aircraft, and a ground school portion that builds the foundational knowledge base needed to be a successful pilot.
In order to obtain your PPL, you’ll need a minimum of:
- 45 hours of flight time including:
- Minimum of 17 hours dual flight (with an instructor) including 5 hours of instrument training and 3 hours of cross-country flight.
- Minimum of 13 hours solo flight, including 5 hours of cross-country flight.
- 40 hours or ground school
At the end of your training, you will be tested by Transport Canada on your knowledge through a written test, and your flying skill through a flight test.
Our PPL program can be completed as little as 12 weeks through our Accelerated Pilot Program, but the duration of training will vary from student to student. The required hours stated above are minimums provided by Transport Canada and we recommend that students be prepared for training to take anywhere from 3-6 months.
Topics that are covered in ground school include:
- Theory of Flight
- Airframes, Engines and Systems
- Flight Instruments
- Radio and Electronic Theory
- Flight Operations
- Licensing Requirements
- Human Factors
- Pilot Decision Making
- Instrument Procedures
The estimated costs are calculated using the minimums provides by Transport Canada multiplied by our hourly rates for each service. This estimate does not include the fuel surcharge.
|20 Hours Dual Flight||$4,900|
|25 Hours Solo Flight||$4,625|
|10 Hours Ground Briefing||$600|
|PPL Ground School||$350|
|Books & Supplies (Approximate Cost)||$300|
|Aviation Medical Exam Fee (Approximate Cost)||$150|
|Transport Canada Written Exam Fee||$150|
|Transport Canada Flight Examiner Fee||$400|
|Total Estimated Training Costs||$11,475|
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