Private Pilot License (PPL)

Outline of Requirements

Private Pilot License (PPL)1.   Proof of age 17.

2.   A class 3 medical examination completed by a Transport Canada approved doctor (CAME).

3.   A Canadian Private Pilot license requires 45 hours of flight training(1) including minimums of 17 hours of dual instruction and 12 hours solo practice.

4.   Transport Canada requires a minimum of 40 hours of ground school which normally is scheduled at the Club from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. each Tuesday and Thursday evening for approximately 16 weeks several times throughout the year. Other schedules are implemented from time to time to suit varying student requirements, including one-on-one instruction.

5.   A minimum mark of 60% on the Transport Canada Private Pilot written examination.

Link to Transport Canada Study & Reference Guide: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp12880-menu-5523.htm

Link to Transport Canada Flight Test Guide: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-flttrain-planes-1874.htm#aeroplane

Sample Costs

Aircraft Type > Cessna 152 Cessna 172M Cessna 172S
22 Dual Hours $3,630.00 $3,960.00 $4,000.00
3 hours dual Elite PI 135 Flight Training Device $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
20 Solo Hours $2,400.00 $2,900.00 $3,300.00
15 Briefing Hours  $525.00 $525.00  $525.00
Club membership (including HST) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Transport Canada written examination fee $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
Transport Canada licensing fee $55.00 (HST exempt) $55.00 (HST exempt) $55.00 (HST exempt)
Medical examination fee (including ECG) approximately $120.00(2) (HST exempt) $120.00(2) (HST exempt) $120.00(2) (HST exempt)
Transport Canada recurring pilot fee (to renew medical) $50.00 (HST exempt) $50.00 (HST exempt) $50.00 (HST exempt)
Aviation Language Proficiency Test $50.00 (HST exempt) $50.00 (HST exempt) $50.00 (HST exempt)
Flight Test fee Approx. $400.00 Approx. $400.00 Approx. $400.00
Ground School  $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
Reference Material $189.75 $189.75 $189.75
Total  $7,959.75 + HST  $8,789.75 + HST  $9,494.75 + HST

(1) The actual number of hours required to complete the PPL will vary from student to student.
(2) The actual fee charged may be different.

Rates may change without notice

To download a Student Information Package in PDF format, click here.