Private Pilot's License (PPL)

You've stared up at passing planes since you were in pre-school. You have "flying dreams". Now you're considering taking a step toward that dream.

At Canadian Flight Centre, we have trained over 3000 students, for whom flying is no longer just a dream, but a reality. Is the course extremely difficult? No. It is challenging, but if you apply yourself, and do your homework, you'll soon be soaring over fields, hills, lakes and playgrounds, where - just maybe - a 5-year-old future pilot will look up and stare as you fly by.

Learn to fly and discover freedom!

The first step in training to becoming a pilot starts with the Private Pilot License (PPL). With this license you are able to fly when you want to fly. Training at CFC is fun, and you even get to pick your type of airplane: from Piper Cherokee to a Cessna 172 Turbo Diesel, or a Tomahawk or even a Citabria - the choice is yours!

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AGE. There’s no minimum age to start flight training, however an applicant shall have reached his seventeenth birthday before applying for the license.

MEDICAL FITNESS: Be in possession of Category III medical

KNOWLEDGE:

40 hours of aeroplane ground school instruction

  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Airframes, Engines and Systems
  • Radio and Electronic Theory
  • Navigation
  • Flight Operations
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Human Factors

Transport Canada written examination

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:

45 hours of flight time including the following

  • Minimum 17 hours dual, incl. 5 hours instrument and 3h cross country
  • Minimum 12 hours solo, incl. 5 hours cross country

SKILL: Applicant shall successfully complete a flight test to Transport Canada Standards.

COST: Starting at 8'849 USD with Cessna 152 (prices as of April 2018)

Note: the numbers above are minimal requirements by Transport Canada. Your individual time and cost may vary.

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