PREREQUISITES

1. Must be a minimum age of 17 years prior to the issuance of this permit. Training may begin prior to this age.

2. Must be a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant or a person lawfully admitted into Canada for flight training.

3. Must complete an aviation medical examination by a Transport Canada approved aviation medical examiner to a minimum of a category 3 standard. 

Training program

Ground School

Flight Training

Flight Training

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A minimum of 40 Hours ground school is required.

Flight Training

Flight Training

Flight Training

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45 Hours minimum, consisting of:

  • 30 hours dual (with instructor)
  • 12 hours solo
  • 5 hours of instrument time of which a maximum of 3 hours may be done in a simulator
  • 5 hours cross-country (flight time) with a flight of a minimum of 150 nautical miles which shall include 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure


Note: These flight training times are based on Transport Canada minimums and more training may be required.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Must obtain a minimum of 60% overall as well as on all four sections of the Transport Canada written examination Private Pilot  Aeroplane (PPAER).

2. Must pass a practical flight test conducted by a Transport Canada Designated Flight Test Examiner.

3. Must satisfy all training criteria as outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS).

PRIVILEGES OF THE PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE HOLDER

The Private Pilot License entitles the holder to:

  • Operate any single-engine non-high performance aircraft, while carrying passenger
  • Fly during daytime and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only
  • Add endorsements/ratings such as Night, Multi-Engine, Instrument and Seaplane