What are the prerequisites to start flying?

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To begin training, there are no prerequisites. Anybody, even a 6 year old, can do a familiarization flight and begin logging dual training hours!!

There are prerequisites for obtaining the various Licenses and permits:

  • To obtain a student pilot permit (you need this to fly solo), you must:
    • Be at least 14 years of age
    • Hold a category I, III, or IV medical certificate or assessment letter.
  • To obtain a Recreational Pilot License (a restricted license allowing flight with no more than one passenger, only in Canada), you must:
    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Hold a category I, III, or IV medical certificate
  • To obtain a Private Pilot license (Allowing more than one passenger), you must:
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Hold a category I or III, medical certificate
  • To obtain a Commercial Pilot license (allowing you to earn money as a pilot), you must:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Hold a category I medical certificate

Contact us at 604-952-4635 to start your flight training today!