Private Pilot License

If your dream is to fly, whether it be professionally of purely for the joy of flying, a great place to start is with a Private Pilot License (PPL).  The PPL is internationally recognized, allowing you to fly inside or outside of Canada.  This license has no restrictions to passenger load and is the foundation on which additional ratings or qualifications are built.  


  • 14 years of age to fly solo
  • 17 years of age to become licensed
  • Category 3 medical
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Aviation Language Proficiency (English)

Minimum Course Requirements:

  • 45 flight hours (Including a minimum of 17 dual & 12 solo)
  • 40 hours of Ground School
  • Cross country training
  • Instrument flight training
  • PSTAR exam completed
  • PPAER exam completed
  • Aviation Language Proficiency Test
  • Flight test

Cost Estimate


33 Hours Dual
12 Hours Solo
20 Briefing Hours
Ground School
Book Kit
Flight test & Exam Fees
Total Estimated Cost*  $14,500


*Does not include GST, medical and Transport Canada fees.  Due to fluctuating fuel prices, rates are subject to change without notice.  Actual completion times varies by individual.