Commercial Pilot Licence

The Commercial Pilot Licence is the minimum licence required to be employed as a pilot. To hold this licence a person must have reached 18 years of age and hold a Category 1 medical certificate. The minimum training requirements are 65 hours of flight training and 80 hours of ground school. One must also have a minimum of 200 hours total time including not less than 100 hours pilot-in-command of which 20 hours must be cross-country time. The table below includes the build-up hours students will have to accumulate over and above their PPL and compulsory CPL training, to reach the 200-hour minimum. 

**Prices subject to change without notice.**

Estimated training cost:
35 hours dual @ $226

      7,910

30 hours solo @ $151

      4,530

15 hours ground briefing @ $68

      1,020

80 hours ground school and texts (See package descriptions below)

      1,050* (depending on your package)

Medical, Exams & Licensing fees

         710

80 hours build-up time @$150

     12,000

Total cost excluding taxes    $27,220 (approximate)

 *All flights are subject to a fuel surcharge.*

*Block time available to licenced pilots for time-building or recreational flights.*

 

CPL Ground School Packages

The Victoria Flying Club offers a few different packages for you to meet your ground school requirements, as follows:

Package A - Commercial Ground School ($750):

  1. VFC Commercial Pilot Speaker Series
  2. VFC Instructor Review Sessions
  3. Textbook Course Pack (Flying Beyond & Weather Manual)
  4. 270 consecutive day access to the pilottraining.ca Commercial Pilot Ground School
  5. Professional visits to local aviation facilities

Package B - Commercial Ground School ($650):

  1. VFC Commercial Pilot Speaker Series
  2. VFC Instructor Review Sessions
  3. 270 consecutive day access to the pilottraining.ca Commercial Pilot Ground School
  4. Professional visits to local aviation facilities

Package C - Commercial Ground School ($495):

  1. VFC Commercial Pilot Speaker Series
  2. VFC Instructor Review Sessions
  3. Professional visits to local aviation facilities
  4. Textbook Course Pack (Flying Beyond & Weather Manual)

Package D – Speakers & Tours Only ($225):

  1. VFC Commercial Pilot Speaker Series
  2. Professional visits to local aviation facilities