Private Pilot Licence

The Private Pilot Licence allows the holder to fly all single engine non-high performance aircraft during daylight hours under Visual Flight Rules. While you may complete all the training in advance you must have reached 17 years of age and you must possess a valid Category 1 or Category 3 medical certificate to be licensed. The following estimate is based on Transport Canada minimum training requirements of 45 hours of flight training and 40 hours of ground school.  While it is possible to achieve the Private Pilot Licence within the minimums the national student average is between 65 to 75 hours.  

Estimated training cost:
30 hours dual @ $200 (Cessna 172)

6,000

15 hours solo @ $144

2,160

20 hours ground briefing @ $56 

1,120

Ground school and kit

626

Medical, Exams & Licencing fees

705

Total excl. tax:

$10,611