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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.
Transport Canada Required Minimums for Private Pilot Licence
Minimum Age: 17
Required: Category 1 or Category 3 Medical Certificate
Flight Training Requirement
  Available Packages
  DA20-A1
$140/hr solo
$195/hr dual
DA20-C1
$160/hr solo
$215/hr dual
DA40
$210/hr solo
$265/hr dual
17 hours Dual Flight Time including at least 3 hours cross-country flying and 5 hours of instrument flight time $3,315.00 $3,655.00 $4,505.00
12 hours Solo Flight Time $1,680.00 $1,920.00 $2,520.00
16 hours Completion Flight Time based on total flight time of at least 45 hours $2,240.00 $2,560.00 $3,360.00
20 hours of pre-flight and post-flight ground briefings ($55/hour) $1,100.00 $1,100.00 $1,100.00
40 hours Ground School Course $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
Ground School Kit $185.00 $185.00 $185.00
Complete a Flight Test $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Total Estimated Cost* $9,320.00 $10,220.00 $12,470.00

Note: Prices are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Students may require an additional of 15 hours in flight training (12 hours dual and 3 hours solo) and ground briefing time before each flight with instructor. Therefore, students should allow for approximately 25% additional funding for the completion of the Canadian Private Pilot Licence. All prices are in CAD and are subject to change without prior notice.