Private Pilot License (PPL)

The Private Pilot License allows you to share the freedom of flight with family and friends. You will be able to go on cross‐country trips and fly to places that might take you hours to drive, and have an incredible experience along the way.

PPL Training

Standardization of training and our comprehensive and interactive Daily Ground School are the keys to your success for acquiring Private Pilot License.  Your training will be done in accordance with our VFR Course Manual and PPL Syllabus. These materials are designed to be simple, effective, and easy to read, and they go a long way to increase your confidence and make your training an enjoyable experience.

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Private Pilot License Upgrades

Additional ratings such as Night, VFR Over-the-top, Instrument, and Multi‐Engine can be added to your PPL. The Private Pilot License is also a prerequisite for the Commercial Pilot License.

PPL Prerequisites

  • 17 Years of age.
  • Category 3 Medical – Obtained from an Civil Aviation Medical Examiner

PPL Requirements

A minimum of 45 hours of flight training including:

  • 17 hours dual, including 5 hours Instrument Training, 3 hours dual X-country
  • 12 hours solo , including 5 hours solo X-country
  • A minimum of 40 hours ground school – Including instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge.
  • A Transport Canada Flight and Written Test are also required.

Flight Training Breakdown

  • Stage 1 – Basic Aircraft Handling
  • Stage 2 – Airwork
  • Stage 3– Circuits
  • Stage 4 – Adv Procedures & Airwork
  • Stage 5 – Cross Country Flights
  • Stage 6 – Private Flight Test Preparation

Do I need to pay full program cost up front?

No, there is no need to prepay full program cost up front. Instead, you will pay as you go and be charged by “flight time”. This is the time from engine start to engine stop. The hobbs meter in the aircraft keeps track of this time in .1 hour intervals (6-minute intervals). This article explains why paying full program cost up front may not be a good idea.

What is the Course Duration?

Training is at the student’s pace and convenience. The course has been completed as quickly as 12 weeks as full time.

Course Cost Estimate

The hours in our Course Cost Estimate are not based on the Transport Canada minimums; they are adjusted to reflect a more realistic estimate of the number of hours the average pilot student takes to obtain the PPL. This does not increase the overall number of hours to completion of the Commercial Licence as you will see in our CPL cost estimate.

NOTE: These prices do not include applicable taxes & fuel surcharges. All prices are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD). For conversion rates to your local currency click here.

C152 Dual Training – 40 hours @ $183.00 $7320.00
C152 Solo Training – 25 hours @ $124.00 $3100.00
Ground Briefing – 15 hours @ $59.00 per hour $885.00
PPL Ground School with Manual $550.00
Ground School Kit $275.00
 Total Fees to Professional Flight Centre ($CAD): $12130.00

Incidental Fees:

Language Proficiency Test Fee $125.00
Transport Canada Written Exam Fee $200.00
Flight Test Examiner Fee $350.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee $55.00
License AP Fee $75.00
Total Incidental Fees ($CAD): $770.00
Total course estimate for the Private Pilot License ($CAD): $12935.00

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to obtain PPL?
Can I work part-time when studying in Canada?
Does school offer job opportunities to students?
How do I apply for Student Visa?
What's the first step to begin flying?
How do I apply for PPL program or any other programs??
Do I need to submit high school grads or college transcripts when applying?
Do you provide housing/accommodation to students?
I have a foreign PPL from another country. How can I convert it to Canadian PPL?
Can I obtain work permit after finishing the PPL program?

More questions?

Please visit our FAQ section that addresses frequently asked questions regarding PPL and Flight Training. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.