Private Pilot Licence
The PPL is also the first step toward a commercial pilot’s license.
Holding a private pilot’s license (PPL) allows you to be the pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an airplane of a class and type in accordance with the license as well as the pilot-in-command of an ultra-light airplane.
Minimum Training Requirements:
Student must be at least 14 years of age and meet medical category 3 minimum requirements. A category 3 medical certificate can only be issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner approved by Transport Canada.
Applicant must obtain not less than 60% in each of four mandatory subject areas of the Transport Canada Private Pilot written examination.
A minimum of 45 hours of flight training of which:
- 17 hours shall be dual instruction
- 3 hours dual cross country
- 5 hours solo cross country
- 5 hours dual instrument
- 12 hours solo flight time
- The applicant must be 17 years of age to obtain the permit.
- Pass a flight test with a Transport Canada Examiner