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If you are interested in learning to fly as a hobby, obtaining your PPL (Private Pilot License) can be done in as little as 4 months. This is assuming you are training full-time, booking flight 5 to 6 days per week. The PPL entails a minimum of 40 hours ground school and a minimum of 45 flight hours. Students usually finish the PPL course around 60-70 flight hours at the Boundary Bay airport because of our busy airport and airspace.
If a career as a pilot is what you are after then you need a CPL (Commercial Pilot License). The CPL program entails a minimum of 80 hours ground school and 200 flight hours. One of the biggest achievements in the CPL course is to obtain the 200 flight hours. This is the main time consuming element. Booking flights every day, a full-time student can finish the course in less than a year. When flying part time, the program can take 18 to 24 months.
Flight Training Videos
If a picture worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures! Professional Flight Centre is one of the very few flight schools that allow students to film during flight. Many of our students have recorded and shared flight training videos on social medias. These videos have helped many others to master and successfully complete their training. Here are a couple of YouTube videos from our students on what flight training at Professional Flight Centre will be like. For more videos, check out our media page.
Our ground school runs both on weekdays and weekends in our facility at Boundary Bay Airport, regardless the number of students. The program runs in a cycle and takes approximately 3 months to complete the whole course. New students are welcome to join in at any time. In addition, students are encouraged to re-sit any or all of the course upon completion at no extra charge. The ground school prepares you to achieve a solid passing mark on the Transport Canada Written Exams. For ground school schedules, please visit Ground School Program page.
Access to our Online Ground School is included at NO additional cost to classroom based ground school. The Online Ground School has been approved by Transport Canada and grands students credits toward the ground school hour requirement.
Students registered for Online ground school will have access to following studying materials:
- Daily Live Class Sessions
- Ground School Course Slides
- Ground School Quizzes
- Written Exam Preparations
- Recorded Ground School Training Videos
- Training videos such as proper airplane tie-down and de-icing.
- Ability to interact with other students and instructors online through messages and discussion forums.
Online ground school serves as an excellent compliment to conventional classroom based ground school. It enables students to participate and learn on the go, even before arriving in Canada. To learn more about online ground school, please visit its program page.
On average a student at PPFC will spend around $16,000 for their PPL and $22,575 for their CPL. Click here for an estimated cost of Flight Training at different stages of the Professional Pilot Program. All prices are in Canadian Dollars. There is no need to pay full amount fee in advance. Instead, you will be charged by “flight time” following each training session. This is the time from engine start to engine stop.
Although prepayment is not required, students do need to pay a $500.00 security deposit which will be refunded at the end of your training or when you decide to leave us. For registration, we charge:
- Non-refundable registration fee of $175 CAD plus tax ($500 CAD plus tax for International Student)
- Non-refundable admission fee of $200 CAD plus tax
- Security deposit of $500 CAD (refundable at end of training)
The flight training can start at any time. When you and the instructor show up, the lesson starts. The pacing and schedule of the lessons are up to you. You can fly once a month, once a week, or 2-3 times a day if it’s productive for you. The more often you fly the sooner the course will be done and the less money it’ll cost you to learn to fly.
Job Opportunities for Students
We do offer job opportunities to students on campus. Please visits Job Opportunities page for more information.
We offer the Instructor Rating; this rating can be completed after your CPL license. If you want to gain experience and have the thrill to teach others your flying passion, the Instructor rating is for you, please visit Instructor Rating page for more information.
We want to help you locate comfortable accommodation that best meets your needs to make your stay much more enjoyable and stress free. Boundary Bay airport is well service by public transit. We are pleased to provide some suggestions to a host of accommodations available to students in areas around the school, ranging in style, comfort, and price. Please visit Student Housing page for detailed accommodation information near school.
Canadian Permanent Resident Status
Over the years, many of our Instructors Rating students have successfully obtained Canadian Permanent Residence Status through Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We suggest interested students to contact Canadian government or an immigration expert for detailed information on CRS.
Here are some more links to help you get more information on programs that we offer:
School Facebook Page:
School Instagram Page:
School Media Page including Virtual Reality Tour and Flight Training videos:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Private Pilot Licence:
Commercial Pilot Licence:
Daily Ground School:
Applying to Pacific Professional Flight Centre
Applying to Pacific Professional Flight Centre is an easy process. We look forward to helping you reach your career goals. Here are ways to apply to Professional Flight Centre:
Online: Simply fill out the online application form at Online Admission page.
By Telephone: Call us at 604-952-4635. Alternatively click here to request a callback. Our admissions team is here to help and advise you on the best way to begin your career.
By Email: Email our admission team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your intended program and start date and we will guide you through the rest of the application process.
In person: You are welcomed to visit us at Boundary Bay Airport any time to have a chat with our instructors and fill out the application form
Program Packages for Current Students
To current and new students, visit Program Packages page for program registration forms, syllabuses, equipment utilization form and exam preparation materials.