The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) program is designed for those who want to fly recreationally, without the restrictions of the Recreational Pilot Permit. It is also a prerequisite for those wanting to pursue a Commercial Pilot Licence toward a pilot career. Holders of a PPL may fly all single engine, non-high performance aircraft day VFR. Ratings such as Night, Multi-engine, Seaplane and Instrument may be endorsed on a PPL.
  • This program focuses on in-depth ground and flight instruction. Ground School consists of 40 hours of in-class or online training to prepare the student for the Transport Canada written examination. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Air Law and Procedures
  • Navigation and Radio Aids
  • Meteorology
  • Airframes, Engines and Systems
  • Theory of Flight
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Flight Training consists of a minimum of 45 hours of flight instruction preparing the student for the Transport Canada flight test. The 45 hours must include the following minimum hour requirements:

  • 17 Hours of Dual Instruction
  • 3 Hours Cross-Country
  • 5 Hours Instrument Flight Time (Max 3 in Simulator)
  • 12 Hours of Solo Flight Time
  • 5 Hours Cross-Country
  • 150 nm Cross-Country
  • Note: While it is possible to achieve the PPL within the minimums, the national student average is between 65 and 75 hours of flight training.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)