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The journey of flying typically begins with the Private Pilot Licence. By receiving your Private Pilot licence, you will have proven to have mastered the fundamentals of airmanship, navigation, and communication. The Private Pilot can fly virtually anywhere under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) while taking passengers along for the adventure.
  • Minimum Age of 17
  • A minimum of 45 hours total flight time
  • A minimum of 17 hours Dual Flight including 5 hours of instrument time and 3 hours cross-country
  • A minimum of 12 hours Solo Flight including 5 hours cross-country
  • A minimum of 40 hours Ground School
  • Transport Canada Written and Flight Test
  • Category 1 or Category 3 Medical Certificate
Note: Prices are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements of 45 hour total time. Students may require additional flight training hours and ground briefing time before being ready for flight test. All prices are in CAD and are subject to change without prior notice. Fuel surchage may apply.

Download PPL Written Test Guide here
Download PPL Flight Test Guide

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.
  Training Costs
$155/hr solo
$222/hr dual
$180/hr solo
$247/hr dual
$250/hr solo
$317/hr dual
30 hours Dual Flight $6,660.00 $7,410.00 $9,510.00
15 hours Solo Flight $2,325.00 $2,700.00 $3,750.00
10 hours of pre-flight and post-flight ground briefings ($67/hour) $670.00 $670.00 $670.00
40 hours Ground School Course $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Ground School Kit $185.00 $185.00 $185.00
Aviation Language Proficiency Test fee $130.00 $130.00 $130.00
Flight Test fee $400.00 $400.00 $400.00
Flight Test (1.5hr Aircraft rental) $232.50 $270.00 $375.00
Licensing fee $120.00 $120.00 $120.00
Total Estimated Cost $11,172.50 $12,335.00 $15,590.00